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Giulia Tagliavia is a composer and piano player born in Palermo, Sicily.


She graduated from "Alessandro Scarlatti" Conservatoire in Classical Piano and in Composition and, under the tutelage of Oscar award-winning composer Luis Bacalov, she has deepened film scoring at the Chigiana Academy in Siena. Masterclass leaded by jazz composers such as Uri Caine and Dave Burrell, and film-music composers as Amine Bouhafa and Alexander Desplat, have been equally important in her training experiences. Moving to Paris in 2017, Giulia approached electronic and concrete music, which she considers as part of her aesthetic.

In 2013 she was the winner of the Composition Contest launched by Italian music publisher Sonzogno, with chairman the Oscar-awarded composer Nicola Piovani. Other honors include a 2015 SIAE Award, and in 2017, the “Emergence Cinéma - Atelier Musique” in Paris, with chairman the film-music composer Bruno Coulais.

Giulia Tagliavia is a 2021 alumnus of Berlinale Talents, the Berlin International Film Festival's talent development programme.

Her work as soundtrack composer includes films that premiered at international festivals such as Cannes Film Festival, Locarno Film Festival , Rome Film Festival, IDFA, Biografilm Festival, and some television works as the HBO documentary “My True Brilliant Friend”. In 2018 she performed an experimental live-scoring of the 1916’s silent film “Intolerance”  by D. W. Griffith at the Teatro Massimo of Palermo, with an electroacoustic quartet.

Her works as concert music composer have been heard at the Teatro Comunale (Opera House) in Bologna, British Museum of London, Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, Primo Maggio Concert in Rome, MART in Rovereto where, in 2016, she premiered her chamber opera “La Gilda furiosa”, with a libretto by Stefano Benni.

As piano player, Giulia Tagliavia is part of the PMCE, the resident ensemble of Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, conducted by Tonino Battista. They perform in venues like Venice Biennale Musica, Romaeuropa Festival, Ravenna Festival.

In Paris, Giulia was composer in residence at the Italian Cultural Institute, where she premiered an electro-acoustic solo-piece called Coexistence, related to the 70th anniversary of the birth of concrete music in France.

Since 2019 she is Advisor for Musical Composition at the American Academy in Rome.