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Paolo Cavallone (b. 1975) has been described as “a major composer of today’s music scene… [whose] diversity of writing is marked by a quest for openness of possibilities…” (Putsch).  His works, which Italia Oggi called as “authentic jewels“, have been featured all over the world (Los Angeles’ Zipper Concert Hall; New York’s Merkin Concert Hall; Wellington’s Illott Theatre (New Zealand); Sacramento’s “New Music Festival” (USA); Schaeffler” Musica, Sorocaba (Brazil); “Festival de Música Contemporánea de Tres Cantos” (Madrid); Pittsburgh’s Bellefield Hall Auditorium; Samtida Musik Capitol (Stockholm, Sweden); Florence’s Teatro Verdi; L’Aquila’s “Società Barattelli” (Italy); Italian Institute of Culture of Los Angeles and Paris; American Academy of Rome; Rome’s Auditorium Parco della Musica; Saint-Etienne’s Bourse du travail; and many others).

His works have been performed by: Rohan De Saram, James Avery, Roberto Fabbriciani, Magnus Andersson, Pascal Gallois, Luca Sanzò, Orchestra della Toscana (ORT), Tonino Battista, Mitteleuropa Orchestra (MO), Marco Guidarini, Orchestre National de Bretagne (ONB), Aurélien Azan Zielinski, Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain (EOC), Daniel Kawka, Quartetto Guadagnini, Stroma Ensemble, Hamish McKeich, Roma Termini Orchestra, Enrico Blatti, Freon Ensemble, Farben Ensemble, Movses Pogossian, Tony Arnold, Antonio D’Augello, Maria Perrotta, Catarina Domenici, Gaetano Di Bacco, Laura Catrani, etc.

Paolo Cavallone - Photo by Luca Del Monaco
Paolo Cavallone - Photo by Luca Del Monaco

His works, published by RAI Com (Italy), have been broadcast – together with interviews and/or programs dedicated to him – by RAI television (the Italian broadcasting corporation), Radio RAI, Radio France, Radio Capodistria, Radio New Zealand, Radio UFRGS (Brazil), and other radio stations.
His music has been recorded on CDs released by Tactus, Albany Records, GuitArt, Domani Musica, and Suono Sonda. He received numerous commissions: Siemens Foundation, Dilijan music series of Los Angeles, Orchestre National de Bretagne (ONB), Mitteleuropa Orchestra (MO), Nuova Consonanza, Società Barattelli (Italy), and many others.
As a director he made the animated film Magasin de métaphores. In 2024, his collection of poems, Suoni ulteriori, came out (Gruppo Editoriale Santelli – Poetica).

He is currently Professor of Composition (tenure) at the Conservatorio “Vivaldi” of Alessandria.
Among his previous academic appointments we mention: Visiting Professor of Composition and Orchestration at the Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand); Research Collaborator at the State University of New York; Professor of Composition at the Conservatorio “Steffani” of Castelfranco Veneto and at the Conservatorio “Respighi” of Latina (Italy).
Conferences about his music, lectures/masterclasses and/or seminars: Manhattan School of Music, University of Pittsburgh, McMaster University in Hamilton (Canada), Conservatorio “Santa Cecilia” in Rome, Universidade Federal de Uberlandia (Brazil), Cambrdige University (UK), University of Aveiro (Portugal), and many others.
He has been a member of Nuova Consonanza (Rome) since 2005.



– Diploma in Composition, Conservatorio “Casella”, L’Aquila (Master)
– Diploma in Band Orchestration, ibid. (Master)
– Diploma in Piano, ibid. (Master)
– Laurea magistrale in Literature, Università dell’Aquila (Master)
– Alto perfezionamento in Composition with Azio Corghi, Accademia di Santa Cecilia
– specialization courses in Composition with Azio Corghi, Accademia Chigiana
– specialization courses in Piano with Giovanni Carmassi
– Doctorate (PhD) in Composition, State University of New York (USA)