Cecilia Arditto, Buenos Aires 1966
She studied music at the Julián Aguirre Conservatory, Banfield; Center for Advanced Studies in Contemporary Music (CEAMC), Buenos Aires and at the Amsterdam Conservatory (diploma with distinction). She studied composition with Silvia Goldberg, Gabriel Valverde, Mariano Etkin, Luis Arias, and Wim Henderickz. Analysis with Margarita Fernandez.
She obtained various scholarships: Fondo Nacional de las Artes scholarship, Antorchas scholarship, first prize CEAMC composition competition Scholarship. She has received commissions from the NFPK in Holland, Orgelpark, Amsterdam, KNM Berlin, Borealis Festival Norway, Festival Rümlingen, in Switzerland, Music at the Anthology Festival, NYC and “Innovations in concert” in Quebec, among others. She carried out artist residencies in Boswil Switzerland, in the Camargo foundation in Cassis, in ACA Foundation in Palma de Mallorca, Ensemble Aleph forum in Paris and recently in KonventZero, in Berga, Barcelona.
Her music has been performed in Europe, Latin America, the U.S.A, Canada, Australia, and China.
Cecilia has won the following competitions: New Maker Ensemble Call (London), Low Frequency Trio composition competition (Mexico) and second prize in Wilde Lieder Marx Music Competition 2018 by the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. Cecilia won first prize in the prestigious Rychenberg 2020 Symphony Orchestra Composition Competition in Switzerland with her piece “Tissue”. Her work “Musique Concrète” will represent the Netherlands (the only composition chosen) at ISCM 2022 in New Zealand. She won the first prize in the competition organized by the National Opera House in Mannheim, Germany 2021 to write a new opera based on the novel L ’ètranger by Albert Camus.
She has lectured on her music at the UDK University of Arts Berlin, Sound-Forum Amsterdam, Astor Piazzolla Conservatory Buenos Aires, Museum of Contemporary Art Mendoza, Le Gesú Theater Montreal, among others. She has been invited as a composer in residence at Charlotte New Music Festival 2021, US, John Donald Robb Composers’ Symposium, US 2021 and at the Third National Meeting of Musical Composition 2021, Argentina.
She has published several articles in specialized publications in Latin America and various European countries. Her music has been object of study by many scholars and researchers.
Since 1997 she has formed the Montorfano-Arditto duo together with the flute player and multifaceted artist Adriana Montorfano, carrying out original projects that deeply explore the relationships between sound, image, and architectural space in chamber performance and musical notation. Their intense activity includes presentations in Spain, Holland, Argentina and Austria. http://www.montorfanoardittoduo.com
Since 2002 Cecilia lives in The Netherlands