About Clara

Clara Iannotta is an Italian composer and curator based in Berlin.

Her music is commissioned and performed by renowned ensembles, soloists, and orchestras, including Arditti, Quatuor Diotima, Ensemble Intercontemporain, JACK, Klangforum Wien, Neue Vocalsolisten, Münchener Kammerorchester, Nikel, WDR, RSO Wien, and SWR Orchestra.

Iannotta has been a fellow of the Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD in 2013, Villa Médicis (Académie de France à Rome) in 2018–19, and the recipient of several prizes including the Ernst von Siemens Composers’ Prize 2018, Hindemith-Preis 2018, Una Vita nella Musica Giovani 2019, Premio Abbiati 2021. Her three portrait albums A Failed Entertainment (Edition RZ), Earthing (Wergo), and Moult (Kairos) were all awarded a place on the Bestenliste der deutschen Schallplattenkritik (German Record Critics’ Award). She is a member of the Academy of Arts in Berlin.

Iannotta is professor in composition at the University of Music and Performing Arts (mdw) in Vienna since 2023, and  the artistic director of the Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik since 2014.

Interviews elsewhere

Ernst von Siemens Portraitfilm (2018)
Clara Iannotta, Statement on Gender Equality (Wien Modern 2019)
Markus Böggemann, Hearing Spaces (2018)
Interview on Irene Kurka’s Neue Musik leben Podcast (2019)
Dirk Wieschollek, Pfotenabdrücke in nassem Zement (Portrait on neue musikzeitung 2021)