Silvia Colasanti (b. 1975), Italy
Studied at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome and later at the Accademia Musicale Chigiani in Siena and the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. She teaches composition at the Bologna Conservatory. She has won a large number of prizes and awards in Italy and internationally. She has composed for chamber ensemble, orchestra, and the theater.