(Teramo, 1977)


ENRICO MELOZZI, composer, cellist, conductor and producer, was born in Teramo (Central Italy) in 1977.
In 1999 he became assistant of Michael Riessler, thanks to whom he began working with several important soloists of contemporary classical and jazz sphere, as Sabine Meyer, Vinko Globokar, Michel Portal, Terry Bozzio, Paolo Fresu.
In 2007 with his Sinfonia Concertante it is celebrated the reopening of the Cathedral of Teramo. In the same year he created the label Cinik Records, and begins collaborations as producer/arranger/conductor with important pop singers such as Sarah Jane Morris.
For its soundtracks he receives important awards in Italy and abroad, including the Best Foreign Language Award at the New York Short Film Festival with Il gioco by Adriano Giannini.
For the theater he writes music for shows staged at the Parco della Musica in Rome, the Greek Theatre in Syracuse and at the Piccolo Teatro in Milan. His ballet for big orchestra Pinocchio, commissioned in 2012 by the West Australian Opera Perth, has been brought on tour the following year in Strasbourg, Colmar and Mulhouse by the Opéra National du Rhin.
In 2012 he creates with the world renowned composer and cellist Giovanni Sollima the 100 Cellos project, which in its first five years of activity has organized his itinerant festival at the Teatro Valle in Rome, at the Triennale in Milan, in the Cathedral Square of Budapest, at the Teatro Regio in Turin, at the Ravenna Festival and at the Lucca Classica Festival.
In 2015 he founded the ‘Orchestra Notturna Clandestina’, a young team which is active at night, in the places more ‘off’ of the Italian capital, where is possible to create culture outside the box, implementing the innovative incentives of music in order to explore new frontiers. At the end of 2016 has been released with Decca the crossover album A Clandestine A Night in Rome.


In 2017 the Teatro Regio in Parma staged Il piccolo principe, the first lyric opera based on the famous novel The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery.