Carlotta Ferrari - Serenata 4

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Serenata 4 (4 minutes for 4 strings) is a 4-minute composition on love and passion. It is an actual serenade depicting the lover's turmoil.

Composer: Carlotta Ferrari

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Carlotta Ferrari (b. 1975) is an Italian composer. She served as chair of music composition at Hebei Normal University in Shijiazhuang, China, and is currently an adjunct professor of music composition at the Department of Arts and Music of ESE, Firenze, Italy. She holds degrees from the Conservatories of Milano and Firenze.

Her compositions have been performed all around the world: Westminster Choir College, New York University, Melbourne Cathedral, Steinway Haus in Hamburg and München, National Center for Performing Arts in Beijing, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, St. Gallen Cathedral, St.George’s Hanover Square in London, Manhattan Central Synagogue in NYC.

A lecture-recital on her music happened in May 2017 at Harvard University, organised by the Boston Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. In 2018, she was commissioned by Harvard University to write a new carol for the 109th edition of the annual Christmas Carol Service.

Carlotta Ferrari won the 2nd award at the 2013 edition of Sisì-Frezza competition for women composers held by the International Federation of Business and Professional Women, and the 2nd award at the 2018 edition of Opus Ignotum Choral Composition Competition, supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic.

Ferrari’s music appears on several CD recordings, such as the monographic "Women of History: Music for Organ by Carlotta Ferrari", Carson Cooman, organ (Divine Arts Recordings 2018).

Carlotta Ferrari's current research interest lies primarily in contemporary modal music. She has lectured in universities such as La Sorbonne Paris, France, and Bangor University, UK.