(b. 1953, Campobasso).
Italian composer of mostly orchestral, chamber and vocal works that have been performed throughout Europe.
Mr. Colardo studied piano with Piero Rattalino at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Milan and graduated in 1975. He then studied composition there with Azio Corghi and Renato Dionisi and graduated in 1980. He later had postgraduate studies in composition with Franco Donatoni at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, where he received his diploma with high honours in 1982.
Among his honours are First Prize in the competition of the Okanagan Music Festival in British Columbia (1983), First Prize in the competition of the ensemble ALEA III in Boston, Massachusetts (1985), Primo Premio in the competition of the Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali Giulio Briccialdi in Terni (1985), and Premier Prix in the competition of the Florilège vocal de Tours (1985).
He has taught composition at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi since 1983 and previously taught at the Conservatorio Lucio Campiani in Mantua.
He is married to the composer Sonia Bo.
His primary publishers are Edizioni Edi.Pan, Edizioni Sconfinarte and Rugginenti Editore.
COMPLETE LIST OF WORKS
'...di luna e di vulcani', 1980
dolci gocce dell'alba, 1982, revised 1987
Musica da scena, small orchestra (16 players), 1990
Punte nell'arco, 11 strings, 1991
Tre Miniature, youth orchestra (flutes, clarinets, guitar, piano, percussion, violins), 2001
Inquieto, string orchestra, 2002
Piccolo concerto, D-/E-flat clarinet, string orchestra, 2012
Fog Waves, flute, clarinet, violin/viola, cello, piano, 1978
Cinque Piccoli Pezzi, viola, piano, 1979 (also version for cello, piano, 1997)
Sestetto, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, 1981
Dialoghi, violin, 1981
Mistral, 2 violins, viola, 1982
Rose d'aria, 2 flutes (both + piccolo, alto flute, triangle), 1982
Divertimento, bass clarinet (+ alto saxophone), vibraphone (+ xylorimba), 1983
Novelletta, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano, 1983
Epigramma, flute, clarinet, French horn, violin, viola, cello, piano, 1984
D'Improvviso, clarinet, cello, piano, 1986
Dis/in-canto, clarinet (+ E-flat clarinet, bass clarinet), violin, piano, percussion, 1992
Flautotreno, whistle, flute, 1995
Visions I, guitar, 1995
Chiari mattini, bass clarinet, harp, cello, fixed media, live electronics, 1996
Espressivo, percussion, 1996
Visions II, 3 guitars, 1997
'Scintille azzurre ardono', violin, piano, 2000
Synthesis, viola, 2001
Tre Studietti, 2 clarinets, piano, 2003
Ballata per Aung San Suu Kyi, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, 2007
Quartetto, string quartet, 2006–09
Dedica, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, 2013
Due Pezzi, trombone, 2016
Antico Inverno (text by Salvatore Quasimodo), mixed chorus, 1983
'El pover Luisin' (text from a folk song from Lombardy), mixed chorus, 2013
sul filo di luce (text by Tiziana Fumagalli), soprano, violin, viola, cello, piano, percussion, 1985
da 'La Notte misteriosa' (text by Giorgio De Chirico), soprano, French horn, piano, 1988
da 'Acque e terre' (text by Salvatore Quasimodo), voice, trombone, 1988
Trio (text by Lorenzo Cimino), voice, 2 percussion, 1993
'Iam surgit hora tertia', soprano, speaker, small orchestra, 1997
'tra ali notturne' (text by Lorenzo Cimino), soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, 1998
scende il velo lunare (text by Lorenzo Cimino), voice, violin, 1998
'ai limiti dell'ignoto' (text by Lucia Antonelli), voice, saxophone, piano, 2000
'mi cinge un vel' (after Luisa Miller by Giuseppe Verdi), soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, 2001
'...sgorge dalle ferite' (text by Rossana Brambilla), soprano, clarinet, cello, piano, 2004–05
Studi (Primo libro) (6 studies), 2009–15
Mistral. (Edizioni Edi.Pan: PAN PRC S20-47) (LP)
Fog Waves. (Edizioni Edi.Pan: PAN PRC S20-62) (LP)
D'Improvviso. (Edizioni Edi.Pan: PAN CDC 3012)
Espressivo. (Rivoalto: CRR 2013)
Spettri. (Rusty Records: Rus 555013)