Carlo Elia Praderio


Carlo Elia Praderio

Carlo Elia Praderio


Carlo Elia Praderio

Composer, sound artist, mallets designer

Carlo Elia Praderio (Varese, 1993) is an Italian composer and sound artist.  His interest in plastic and performing arts has deeply influenced his musical approach based on the physical contact between performer and instrument, and the friction between the sound-bodies which actively traverse living space and time. 

He studied composition at the Conservatory of Milan with G. Manca (110/110 summa cum laude and Menzione Speciale Rancati) and at CNSM Paris with S. Gervasoni, Y. Maresz, L. Naon, G, Lorieux (Mention Très Bien à l’unanimité avec félicitations du jury and Prix de composition de la Fondation Salabert 2021).


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18 March 2024

Wiener Konzerthaus, Wien, AU


for string trio (rev. 2023) - Austrian Premiere
Schallfeld Ensemble at Nouvelles Aventures

6 October 2023

Helmut-List-Halle, Graz, AU


for nine instruments and electronic (2023) - WP
Schallfeld Ensemble at Musikprotokoll
Commissioned by Schallfeld Ensemble

28 September 2023

Villa Elisabeth, Berlin, DE


version for saxophone, timpani and piano (2022)
Trio Abstrakt at Deutscher Musikrat

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11 March 2023

Philharmonie de Paris, FR


for six instruments - WP
Ensemble Multilatérale at Tremplin de la création
Commissioned by Philharmonie de Paris

17 December 2022

Fondazione Feltrinelli, Milano,  IT

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for trombone and live electronic (2022) - WP Raffaele Marsicano at Sound of Wonder

18 September 2022

Monte San Vigilio, Bolzano,  IT


for accordion and live electronic (2022) - WP
Carlo Sampaolesi at Frische / Otium
Festival Transart

Carlo Elia Praderio received the “Prix de composition de la Fondation Salabert 2021” for “Dirupo”, for 21 instruments. The piece was premiered by the ensemble Multilatérale conducted by Léo Warynski, the 23th September 2021, for the “Prix de composition” of Conservatoire de Paris.


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In progress, solo, chamber music, ensemble, orchestra, electronic music.. 


for five instruments (2019)
duration: 11’
instrumentation: flute, sax, percussion, piano, cello or double bass
first performance: Città di castello, 21 July 2019


for string trio (2020)
duration: 10’
instrumentation: violin, viola, cello
first performance: Paris, 27 January 2021


for four instruments (2020)
duration: 7’
instrumentation: flute, paetzold, harp, harpsichord
first performance: Salzburg, 28 October 2021


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