Girolamo Deraco, Composer, Visual Artist and Producer. He studied music composition under Maestro Rigacci at the Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali “L. Boccherini” Lucca, where he received the Master in music composition with the highest possible distinction, and scholarship.
He has been a finalist and the winner of several international composition contests, amongst which the Bartokplusz Miskolci Operafesztivál (where he won two Guinness Records, the first for the shortest opera ever written – 8 seconds – and the second for the opera most played during a single evening – 17 times), Anima Mundi, Windstream, APNM of New York, Boston Microtonal Society. He has recived the “Riconoscimento di merito” at the PREMIO ABBADO AWARD 2015. He has collaborated on a number of varied compositions, many of which received unilateral acclaim.
Since 2009 he has been Composer in Residence at the Montegral Academy of Lucca under Maestro Kuhn. For the biennium 2016-17 he is Composer in Residence, awarded in Musictheater and Opera Composition residency, for the Ensemble Moto Perpetuo, New York – USA. His music is published by Edizioni Sconfinarte.