Michele Sganga

Born in 1978 and based in Rome, Italy, Michele Sganga has a formal academic education as a pianist and composer. However, since the very beginning of his career, he has cultivated a strong interest in creative contaminations, collaborating with artists from different disciplines and experimenting with different musical genres.

His wide repertoire as a pianist goes from Bach to contemporary music, with a predilection for Chopin and Liszt. As a composer, he has written music for theater, cinema and television, and chamber music for voice and various instruments.

He got his piano degree with honors at “S. Cecilia” Conservatoire in Rome, where he also attended composition studies. Afterwards he joined post-graduate courses and received prizes and awards in national and international competitions, such as the first prize at “Don Matteo Colucci”, Fasano; “Harmonie”, Roma; “Città di Barletta”; “Città di Caserta”.

Recently, he focused on soundtracks, such as: the documentary “Witness of the Past” (Il testimone passato, Rai Storia 2015), the theater play “The Dead Caste” (La casta morta, Patas Arriba Teatro 2015) and the ballet “Anamoni” (Compagnia Matroos 2017). In 2018 Sinfonica Edizioni published his “Biologie for Guitar” (Biologie per chitarra), and in 2019 - commissioned by University College London - he composed an original soundtrack for Guazzoni's silent movie “Cajus Julius Caesar”. In 2020 he composed some of the music for the movie "Extraliscio. Punk da Balera”, presented at Venice Film Festival.

Graduated in History of Music at the Sapienza University of Rome, he has to his credit several publications on Chopin, Rossini, Nono and Tarkovskij, as well as popular texts on opera.

Michele Sganga is also the founder and CEO of "Lumi Edizioni Musicali", a publishing company and label that aims to give visibility to independent and innovative musicians from all over the world.