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Colombo Taccani Giorgio

Giorgio Colombo Taccani was born in Milan in 1961. He pursued a classical education, graduating from the University of Milan with a degree in Modern Literature under the supervision of Professor Francesco Degrada. His thesis in Music History was devoted to Bruno Maderna'sHyperion, and won the "Missiroli Prize", awarded in 1993 by the Town of Bergamo, during a congress devoted to the Italian music theatre in the postwar years. At the same time he also studied music, obtaining a diploma in Piano performance in 1984 and in Composition in 1989 at the "G. Verdi" Conservatoire in Milan, where he studied under the supervision of Pippo Molino and Azio Corghi. 
He subsequently attended the two-year advanced course in Composition, taught by Franco Donatoni at the Academy of Santa Cecilia (Rome), where he won a S.I.A.E. fellowship; he also took advanced courses with Azio Corghi and György Ligeti and in 1995 he was selected for the Summer workshop organized by IRCAM and dedicated to electronic music. 

Colombo Taccani's music has won awards and honourable mentions in competitions of both national and international scope ("Giovane compositore per il pianoforte", Rome, 1984; International Competition of Flute Composition, Kobe-Shi, Japan, 1987; "Valentino Bucchi", Rome, 1987 and 1993; "Castello di Belveglio", 1988 and 1993; "Alpe Adria", Trieste, 1988; National Competition for Composition for Wind Instruments, Livorno, 1991; "Città di Mestre", 1991; Quinto Concurso de Composición "Francesc Civil", Girona, Spain, 1992; Concorso "Città di Trieste", 1993; "Gino Contilli" International Competition, Messina, 1993; XV Concorso Internazionale "Luigi Russolo", Varese, 1993; 2° Concorso Internazionale "2 Agosto", Bologna, 1996; "Franco Evangelisti", "Nuova Consonanza", Rome, 1998; I Concorso Internazionale "Repubblica di San Marino", 1999; I Concorso Internazionale "A Camillo Togni", Brescia, 2000), has been presented in several concert seasons and music Festivals (Nuovi Spazi Musicali, Rome; Auditorium Santa Cecilia, Rome; Spazionovecento, Cremona; "Ferienkurse für Neue Musik", Darmstadt; "Nuove Sincronie", Milan; Hugh Lane Gallery, Writers' Museum, Dublin; Fylkingen Festival, Sweden; "Nuova Consonanza", Rome; "Trieste Prima"; Biennale of Venice; "Musica 900", Trento; Società Aquilana dei Concerti, L'Aquila; Conservatoire Nantes; Festival della Valle d'Itria; Brasilia University; Festival "Musica", Strasbourg; "Gaudeamus", Amsterdam; "Contrasts", Lviv; Auditorio Nacional de Música, Madrid and also Valparaiso, New York, Athens, Kobe, Nagasaki, Osaka, Yokohama, Auckland, Wellington, Reykjavyk, Helsinki, Paris, Lisbon, Budapest, Berlin, Leipzig, Kyiv, Toulouse, Sofia, Edinburgh, Bruxelles, Alexandria of Egypt), and it has been broadcasted by many national radios. It is published by Edizioni Suvini Zerboni - SugarMusic SpA (Milan).
Since 1991 he has been working with electronic music at AGON - acustica informatica musica - Centro Studi Armando Gentilucci, an electronic music studio in Milan. 

He has also been active as a musicologist, focusing primarily on twentieth-century Italian music; he has collaborated with the music magazines Sonus and Auditorium, both devoted to the Italian music theatre of the Sixties; his paper "Aria, una proposta di analisi" is included in the volume Bruno Maderna - Studi, edited by Mario Baroni and Rossana Dalmonte and published by the Edizioni Suvini Zerboni - SugarMusic S.p.A. of Milan.

He assisted Azio Corghi during the advanced course of Composition at the "A. Toscanini" Academy in Parma. From 1992 to 1999 he taught Composition at the Civic School of Music in Milan. Since 2005 he supervises the Conducting course (that focuses primarily on contemporary repertoire) taught by Giorgio Bernasconi, at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano.

Since 1999 he teaches Composition at the "G. Verdi" Conservatoire in Turin.