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Elisa Quarello



In 2014 she brilliantly graduated in Composition from Conservatory of Music “G. B. Martini” Bologna (Italy). She studied with Francesco Carluccio and attended composition masterclasses with Salvatore Sciarrino, Manfred Trojahn, Luís Tinoco and opera workshops with Martin Crimp and Klaus Bertisch. Elisa Quarello studied also violin, piano, earned the Choral conducting degree in 2010 and her highly successful educational background also includes additional degrees, that is the Bachelor degree in Italian Literature (2010) and the Master degree in Italian Philology and Literature (2014) both earned at University “Ca' Foscari” of Venice. Elisa Quarello had her international debut with great success of public and critics in April 2015: after winning the “Neue Szenen II” International Composition Competition of Deutsche Oper Berlin, the jury has conferred her the commission of a new opera, OHIO-ObstHaine Im Oktober, which
was premiered by musicians of HfM Hanns Eisler Berlin under the conduction of Manuel Nawri. In July 2019 her composition Good body, I thank thee! for soprano, baritone and big orchestra had its brilliant debut with Gulbenkian Orchestra of Lisbon conducted by Pedro Neves at Gulbenkian Foundation. In December 2019, her work for ensemble Io nel pensier mi fingo was premiered by FontanaMIX Ensemble of Bologna under the conduction of Francesco La Licata.
By the same Ensemble she shortly after received a commission for a new composition - Nach Kandinsky: drei Impressionen for piano, which had successfully premiered in Bologna in October 2021. With this same work, among a large number and quality of candidates, in January 2023 Elisa Quarello was commended as one of the few finalists of the International Composition Competition of Festival Musical Durtal (France), receiving the warmest congratulations from the jury for her high musical and artistic qualities.
Elisa Quarello was awarded in other competitions, like the International Award “Palazzo del Majno-Torquato Tasso” (2010) and “Felice e Luigi Magone Composition Award„ of the Conservatory of Bologna (2011), and had collaborations with "Zero Crediti" and "Bologna Cello Project" Ensemble, for which Elisa Quarello composed the opera, Lohengrin - Bologna, 1871, inspired from Lohengrin of Richard Wagner and Macbeth of Giuseppe Verdi (2013).
After having worked in several world-renowned theaters, like Deutsche Oper Berlin, Komische Oper Berlin and Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater Schwerin, since 2020 Elisa Quarello has been a member of Oper Köln.


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