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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, Bestenliste 2/2016 and 4/2020 der deutschen Schallplattenkritik (German Record Critics’ Award) for her portrait albums A Failed Entertainment, and Earthing.

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


MOULT (2018-19)
[WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln]
for chamber orchestra

D'après (2012)
[Klangforum Wien]
for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano, percussion

Outer Space (2018)
[Nikel Ensemble]
for ensemble and electronics

Limun (2011)
[Barbara Maurer & Melise Mellinger / ensemble recherche]
for violin, viola & two page turners

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