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 Quatuor Diotima, Ensemble Intercontemporain, JACK, Klangforum Wien, Neue Vocalsolisten, Münchener Kammerorchester, Nikel, and WDR 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 and Hindemith-Preis 2018, Una Vita nella Musica Giovani 2019, Premio Abbiati 2021, Bestenliste der deutschen Schallplattenkritik (German Record Critics’ Award) for her portrait albums A Failed Entertainment, Earthing, and Moult.

Since 2014, Iannotta has been the artistic director of the Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik, and from 2022 she is the co-artistic director of the festival Klangspuren SchwazHer music is published by Edition Peters.

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)
Giulia Accornero, Clara Iannotta: Bludenz and the Business of Responsable Curation (2017)
Dirk Wieschollek, Pfotenabdrücke in nassem Zement (Portrait on neue musikzeitung 2021)