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About Diego Ratto

Composer | Italy

Diego Ratto was born on January 14, 1988, in Alessandria Italy. He is a Musician and a Composer. He graduated from “A.Vivaldi” Music Conservatory in Alessandria (IT) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electroacoustic Music (under the guidance of Gustavo Delgado and Matteo Franceschini) in 2017, in Jazz Guitar (under the guidance of Pino Russo and Paolo Silvestri) in 2016 and in Music Therapy in 2014.

He graduated from KMH – Royal College of Music (Stockholm) with a Master’s Degree in Electroacoustic Composition under the guidance of Bill Brunson in 2019.

Fall 2021, he is starting a PhD in Music Composition at the UC Santa Barbara under the guidance of João Pedro Oliveira and Curtis Roads.

He has been awarded with the following prizes: Sound of Silences – Edison Studio 2020 (Rome), Musicworks Magazine Electronic Music Contest 2020 (Toronto), Wocmat 2018 International Phil Winsor Computer Music Competition (Taiwan), Rimusicazioni Film Festival 2018 (Bolzano, IT), Residency Prix CIME 2017 – International Confederation of Electroacoustic Music, Electroacoustic Contest EFME 2016 (Santa Fe, RA).

His compositions have been also selected and performed at: Espacios Sonoros 2020 (Argentina), Hot Air Music Festival 2020 (San Francisco, USA), Anamorphosis International Film Festival (Lecce, Italy), Bushwick Open Studios 2019 (New York, USA), SICMF Seoul International Computer Music Festival 2019 (Seoul, south Korea), WSU ElectroAcousticMiniFest RSV (Pullman, USA), Sound Thought 2018 (Glasgow, UK), Audio Art 2018 (Krakòw, PL), WOCMAT 2018 (Hsinchu, TWN), Musicacoustica-Beijing CIME- ICEM 2018 (Beijing, RC), EMUfest 2017 (Roma, IT), MA/IN 2017 – MAtera INtermedia festival (Matera, IT), MusicLab 2017 and 2018 (Mexico City, MEX), Acousmatic Premiere Performance Competition – TEM (Udine, IT), RMN Music Label (London, UK), Diffrazioni Festival 2016 (Firenze, IT).

June 2018, artistic residency at ICST – Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology – (Zhdk) in Zurich.

Awards

Year Award Awarded for
2020 1st Prize – Sound of Silences Film Music
2020 1st Prize – Golden Lala Awards Acousmatic Composition
2019 Mention – Musicworks Magazine Electronic Music Competition Acousmatic Composition
2018 2nd Prize – Phil Winsor Computer Music Competition Acousmatic Composition
2018 1st Prize – Rimusicazioni Film Festival Film Music
2017 Residency Prix CIME – ICEM Acousmatic
2016 Mention – EFME Electroacoustic Music Contest Acousmatic

Education

Year School Course
2016 A.Vivaldi – Music Conservatory – Alessandria Italy Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Guitar
2017 A.Vivaldi – Music Conservatory – Alessandria Italy Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Music
2019 KMH – Royal College of Music – Stockholm Master’s Degree in Electroacoustic Composition
2015 A.Vivaldi – Music Conservatory – Alessandria Italy Diploma in Music Therapy

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