Born: 05 August 1975, Sarzana
Carlotta Ferrari is an Italian composer. She served as chair of music composition at Hebei Normal University in Shijiazhuang, China, and is currently adjunct professor of music composition at the Department of Arts and Music of ESE, Florence, Italy.
Educated at the Conservatory in Milan, she has composed in many genres, developing a personal language that is concerned with the blend of past and present. Her compositions have been performed in venues such as Westminster Choir College, New York University, Steinway Haus in Hamburg and München, National Center for Performing Arts in Beijing, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, St. Gallen Cathedral, Basilica della salute in Venezia, St.George’s Hanover Square in London, Manhattan Central Synagogue in NYC, Oliwa Cathedral in Gdansk, Basilica di Santa Croce in Firenze, and other relevant theaters and churches.
A lecture-recital on her music has happened in May 2017 at Harvard University, organised by the Boston Chapter of the American Guild of Organists during WIMfest (Women in Music Festival). In 2018, she is commissioned by Harvard University to write a new carol for the 109th edition of the annual Christmas Carol Service.
Carlotta Ferrari won the 2nd award at the 2013 edition of Sisì-Frezza competition for women composers held by IFBPW (International Federation of Business and Professional Women) and the 2nd award at the 2018 edition of Opus Ignotum Choral Composition Competition (supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic), in the category for male choir. She received the auspices of the President of Italy in 2008 for the premiere of her secular Cantata dedicated to the victims of terrorism. Ferrari’s music appears on several CD recordings, such as the monographic "Women of History: Music for Organ by Carlotta Ferrari", Carson Cooman, organ (Divine Arts Recordings 2018), and is regularly broadcast on WPRB Princeton, Organroxx Radio, and Music of Our Mothers, a program devoted to women in music, hosted by Flagler College Radio Florida.
Carlotta Ferrari's current research interest lies mainly in contemporary modal music: she is working on RPS modal system, a new compositional grammar in cooperation with Harvard organist and composer Carson Cooman, who first developed it. Also she is currently cooperating with Marco Casazza, violinist and physicist, on the relationship between art and science.
She has lectured in universities such as La Sorbonne Paris, France, and Bangor University, UK.
List of choral works
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