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Luciano Chessa

Luciano Chessa, composer, musicologist, educator. Recipient Travel award, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz. Max-Planck Institut, Translate award, Italian Government, 2006, Award, 14th Suzuki Method World Convention, 2006; Graduate fellow and Chandler fellow, University California, Davis, 1998-1999, Karl Schwarze Chandler fellow, 1999—2002, William E. Valente Karl Schwarze fellow, 2001-2002, Graduate fellow, 2002-2004.


  • Chessa, Luciano was born on January 12, 1971 in Sassari, Italy. Arrived in United States, 1998. Son of Antonio Natale Chessa and Angela Demelas.

  • Education

    • Diploma in Piano, G. B. Martini Conservatory Music, Bologna, Italy, 1995. Master of Arts in Composition, G. B. Martini Conservatory of Music, Bologna, Italy, 1998. Master of Arts in History of Medieval and Renaissance Music magna cum laude, University Bologna, 1997.

      Doctor of Philosophy in Musicology and Music Criticism, University California, Davis, 2004.


    • Music program coordinator Italian Cultural Institute, San Francisco, since 1999. Associate instructor University California, Davis, 2002—2005. Member collegiate faculty San Francisco Conservatory Music, since 2006.

      Concert producer Link Project, Bologna, 1995—1998.


    • Author: (record) Humus, 1997 (Best Record of Year - Rockerilla, 1997). Author text: Civil Defense ensemble piece Peppa, 1997, author text: Il pedone dell'aria, 2006, score for string orchestra and baritone Strelitzie, 2006, score for quintet Polinesiano, 2006. Composer: (score for piano and three turntables) Cinque quadri da una città fantasma, 2006.


    Member of American Musicological Society (travel award 2006).


    • father: Antonio Natale Chessa
    • mother: Angela Demelas
    Luciano Chessa
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    Born January 12, 1971
    (age 46)
    • 1995
      G. B. Martini Conservatory Music
    • 1998
      G. B. Martini Conservatory of Music
    • 1997
      University Bologna
    • 2004
      University California
    • 1999
      Music program coordinator, Italian Cultural Institute
      San Francisco, California, United States
    • 2002 - 2005
      associate, instructor University California
      Davis, West Virginia, United States
    • 2006
      member, collegiate faculty San Francisco Conservatory Music