"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 was born in Italy in 1981. Her music has been performed at international festivals and venues, such as the ABC Iwaki Auditorium (Melbourne), Ankara Music Festival, Chigiana International Festival (Siena), De Munt (Brussels), deSingel (Antwerp), Festival 5 Giornate (Milan), impuls Festival (Graz), Jaqueline du Pre Music Building (Oxford), KALV Festival, Klarafestival Brussels, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (New York), Ljubljana Festival, London New Wind Festival, Lviv Philharmonic, Mantova Chamber Music Festival, Sheldonian Theatre (Oxford), Schönbrunn Palace (Vienna), Theatre Pavillon (Luzern), Wroclaw Philharmonic Concert Hall, by ensembles like BL!NDMAN, Ensemble This | Ensemble That, Klangforum Wien, Norrbotten NEO, Quartetto Prometeo, thingNY, Ukho Ensemble Kyiv, among others.
Her works have been awarded at international contests including the International Music Prize for Excellence in Composition (USA), John Lowell Osgood Memorial Prize (Oxford), MusMA Selection for Composers (Brussels), Oscar Signorini Prize (Milan), Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra Composition Competition, 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 (RTV, DRS, VRT, etc.).
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. She is currently a PhD candidate in Composition at the University of Oxford.