Cavallari, born in the USA, has lived mainly in Italy, where he studied
piano with Giovanna Prestia and Florentia Barbalat and composition
with Daniele Zanetocivh and Roberto Becheri. After graduating from
the Conservatorio di Musica G. Frescobaldi in Ferrara (Italy) in 1989
he attended specialized courses in composition held by Ennio Morricone
Andrea Cavallari began very young to compose pieces for events such
as the Festival '900 of Trento, Scuola di Sperimentazione Didattica,
Teatro delle Moline, Interensemble, Nuove Sincronie, A.Gi.Mus, GAMO,
Amici della Musica, etc. His compositions have been played in the
most important cities in Italy, Germany, France, Switzerland, Great
Britain, Poland, Spain and the United States.
Since 1997 Cavallaris music has been played in major events such as
the "Festival dei Due Mondi" at Spoleto, "Documenta"
at Kassel, "Festival Ninety-seven" at Cincinnati, Ohio,
"Jornadas de Musica del Siglo XX" at Segovia, and the Royal
Festival Hall in London. In autumn 1999 some of his works have
been presented at the biennial of art "N.E.W.S." in Szczecin,
Poland. In January 1999 Cavallari was invited to give lectures at
the University of New York and at the University of Massachusetts,
and has been invited again in the year 2001.
Since 1997 Andrea Cavallari has been "composer in residence"
for the Frankfurt Kammeroper, for which he has written two operas
and a new work that will be staged in December 2002.
His music has been recorded by Rivoalto (Italy) and Capstone (New
Since 1994 Andrea Cavallari has been Artistic Director of the Accademia
San Felice; in 1999 he was Artistic Director of the Festival Estate
Fiesolana in Florence (Italy), and since 2000 Artistic Director
of the International
Festival of Youth European Orchestras, which is held in Florence
every July and the World
Sacred Music Week held in Florence in March/April each year.
At present he lives and works between Florence and London. Cavallari's
music is published by Verlag Neue Musik GmbH - Berlin