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Sonia Bo
Sonia Bo - Biography
Lecco, 1960
Per Alda
for piano
for organ

She took a piano diploma in 1981 and a diploma in choral music and choral conducting in 1983. She studied composition under the guidance of Renato Dionisi and Azio Corghi, with whom she obtained a diploma with full marks at Milan Conservatory in 1985. She also attended the post-graduate course in composition at the Accademia di S. Cecilia in Rome, with Franco Donatoni, obtaining her diploma in 1988.

In addition to various awards and successes at national and international composition competitions and festivals (Okanagan Music Festival for Composers, Canada 1983; Premio Friuli, 1985; Ennio Porrino, 1985; Franco Evangelisti, 1987), she won first prize in the international competition organized by the Fondazione Guido D'Arezzo in 1985, with the composition Frammenti da Jacopone, for female chorus. In the same year she was awarded first place in the composition promoted by the European Cultural Foundation, in European Music Year, for Da una lettera di Husserl, a concerto for chamber orchestra. In 1986 she won first prize in the G. Savagnone Competition in Rome with Quartetto for strings and, in 1988, the first prize in the Alpe Adria Giovani Competition in Trieste with the competition Due Bagatelle for flute and guitar. Also in Trieste for the symphonic compositin Synopsis.
Her works have been performed in major theatres and concert halls at numerous festivals and exhibitions (Auditorium del Foro Italico, Nuova Consonanza, Nuovi Spazi Musicali, in Roma; Teatro Comunale in Florence; Auditorium of the Theatre Carlo Felice in Genova; Teatro Sociale in Mantua; Teatro Bellini in Catania; Angelicum, Civica Scuola di Musica, Novurgia, in Milan; Progetto Dionysos Musica 2000, in collaboration with La Fenice in Venice; Di Nuovo Musica in Reggio Emilia; Teatro Petrarca in Arezzo; Rive-Gauche and Festival Antidogma in Turin; Spaziomusica in Cagliari; Traiettorie Sonore in Como; Estate Musicale Frentana in Lanciano; Almeida Theatre in Londra; Niewe muziek in Middelburg, Oosterpoort in Groningen and Muziekcentrum Vredenburg in Utrecht; Europhonia in Zagreb; Altes Schlachthaus in Bern; Chicago, Mexico City) and have been broadcast by various European and non-European radio stations.

Her works are published by Ricordi and Edi-Pan.
She teaches composition at Milan Conservatory.