(b. 1973, Edmonton, Alberta).
Canadian composer of mostly chamber works that have been performed in Europe and North America.
Mr. Rizzuto studied music theory and piano privately with Valentina Dobrolige in Edmonton from 1982–92 and piano with Helmut Brauss at the University of Alberta in Edmonton from 1992–96. He studied composition with Denys Bouliane and John Rea at McGill University in Montréal from 1997–2000.
Among his honours are two awards in the competition for young composers of SOCAN (Second Pierre Mercure Prize, 2001, for perseveration kids; Third Serge Garant Prize, 2003, for 8g), the Prix de la musique contemporaine Flandre in Québec (2002, for 8g) and Second Prize in the category Solo Piano in the competition for young composers of the CBC (2003, for perseveration kids). His music has been performed in Belgium, Canada, the Netherlands, and the UK.
COMPLETE LIST OF WORKS
boobajoob whack (in progress), small orchestra (13 players), 1999–
easy deletion, 7 percussion, fixed media, 1999–2000
EVERYBODY OUT, flute (+ piccolo), clarinet, bassoon, trombone, viola, percussion, 2000
8g, violin, cello, piano, 2000–01
doot, piccolo (+ bass flute), E-flat clarinet (+ bass clarinet), 2 percussion, 2001–02
everybody's leaving, flute, clarinet, cello, double bass, piano, percussion, 2002
bitches, baritone saxophone, percussion, 2002
machines, percussion, 2002
yeah, see, me, i dunno, string quartet, 2001–03
me against you, alto flute, oboe, E-flat clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, percussion, 2003
strings of MEANINGFUL, violin, piano, 2004
ninety degrees is a HOAX (text by the composer), soprano, alto, tenor, bass, flute, clarinet, soprano saxophone, baritone saxophone, 2 French horns, trumpet, 2 trombones, tuba, electric guitar, bass guitar, piano, 2002
perseveration kids, 1999