"What I love about her music is that you can feel the great mastery in her composing. She has an understanding not only of the technical aspects of the instruments but also of their identities. She is successful, for example, in drawing poetry while allowing virtuosity to resound. No small task for a composer."
Giulia Monducci is a graduate from the Royal Conservatory of Brussels (BA, MA cum laude - Music Composition) and the "G.B. Martini" Conservatory of Bologna (BA Hons - Music for the Media). She has studied with Azio Corghi at the Royal Philharmonic Academy in Bologna and with Luis Bacalov and Salvatore Sciarrino at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena.
Her music has been performed at international festivals and venues, such as the ABC Southbank Centre (Melbourne), Ankara Music Festival, Chigiana International Festival (Siena), La Monnaie / De Munt (Brussels), Festival 5 Giornate (Milan), impuls Festival (Graz), KALV Festival, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (New York), London New Wind Festival, Lviv National Philharmonic, Mantova Chamber Music Festival, Rainy Days Festival (Luxembourg), Sheldonian Theatre (Oxford), Schönbrunn Palace (Vienna), Witold Lutosławski National Forum of Music (Wroclaw), by ensembles like BL!NDMAN, Ensemble This | Ensemble That, Klangforum Wien, Norrbotten NEO, Quartetto Prometeo, Schallfeld Ensemble, thingNY, Ukho Ensemble Kyiv, and United Instruments of Lucilin, among others.
Some of her works have been awarded at international contests including the Franco Evangelisti International Composition Competition (Rome), the International Music Prize for Excellence in Composition (USA), John Lowell Osgood Memorial Prize (Oxford), MusMA Selection for Composers (Brussels), the Oscar Signorini Prize (Milan), The Phoenix Singers Choral Composition Competition (Shrewsbury), TIM (Paris), Unique Forms of Continuity in Space Composition Competition (Melbourne) and broadcasted on national radios across Europe (DRS, Rai Radio 3, RTV, VRT, etc.).
She is currently a PhD candidate in Composition at the University of Oxford.