Born in 1987, Maurizio Azzan studied composition at Conservatory of Milan (with A. Solbiati), at Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (with F. Durieux and Y. Maresz), at IRCAM and with Salvatore Sciarrino. He has received a bachelor and a master in Philology and Ancient Literature from the University of Turin.
His interest in visual and performing arts, as well as in ancient and contemporary literature, has deeply influenced his concept of music as a dynamic space-time network, in which instability is the pivoting existential condition.
His music has been performed in festivals and venues such as Biennale Musica di Venezia, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Wien Moderne, MITO SettembreMusica, Mozarteum Salzburg, Milano Musica, ManiFeste, IRCAM Concert Season, Budapest Music Center, Romaeuropa Festival, Tempo Reale, Teatro la Fenice Concert Season, Festival Aperto, Dampfzentrale Bern, Impuls Graz, Darmstädter Ferienkurse, Time of Music Viitasaari, Gare du Nord Basel, Biennial Festival of the European Recorder Players Society, Open Recorder Days Amsterdam.
Ensembles and soloists who have performed his works include Ensemble Intercontemporain, Divertimento Ensemble, Nieuw Ensemble Amsterdam, Mdi Ensemble, Orchestra del Teatro la Fenice, Schallfeld Ensemble, Proton Bern, Ensemble Fractales, Airborne Extended, Ex Novo, IEMA, Ensemble L’arsenale, Platypus Ensemble, Ensemble Reconsil, Sentieri Selvaggi, Anna D’Errico, Antonio Politano, Ruben Mattia Santorsa, Susanne Fröhlich, Carlo Siega, Marie Ythier, Cameron Crozman, Emanuela Battigelli, Andrea Monarda, Lorenzo Derinni and Davide Gagliardi.
Winner of the National Prize of Arts from the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research, Maurizio Azzan has been artist in residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts de Paris and composer in residence in the framework of the residence-program offered by the Austrian Federal Chancellery in cooperation with KulturKontakt Austria.
His works are published by Edizioni Suvini Zerboni-Sugarmusic S.p.A., Milan