Eric Maestri Education: Conservatories of Brescia and Turin (Gilberto Bosco), philosophy in Turin, Conservatoire de Strasbourg (Ivan Fedele), Université de Strasbourg (master’s degree), IRCAM, cursus I & II. Mention in the Aberdeen Music Prize, finalist in the Gaudeamus Music Week (Amsterdam), chosen for the reading panel of IRCAM in 2009 and 2010.
His music has been performed at Verso Traiettorie 2013 (Parma), Milano Musica 2012, Fondation Royaumont-Voix Nouvelles 2012, Unione Musicale 2012, Venice Biennale 2011 and 2013, Festival Agora 2011, IRCAM 2010–11, Fondazione Spinola-Banna per l’arte 2011, and the Konzerthaus Berlin 2010 and 2013. Eric has collaborated with the Quatuor Maurice, Quatuor Diotima, Quartetto Prometeo, musikFabrik, Ensemble Vortex, l’Instant Donné, Chœur de chambre de Strasbourg, ensemble L’Imaginaire, La Dolce Maniera, Berlin PianoPercussion, L’Arsenale, and Ensemble Musagete. He has worked with the soloists Keiko Murakami, Philippe Koerper, Olivier Maurel, Luigi Gaggero, Valentina Coladonato, Georgia Privitera, Saori Furukawa, Franco Venturini, Emanuele Torquati.
Eric has received commissions from Radio France, Fondazione Spinola Banna per l’Arte and Ensemble Vortex (Geneva). He has been a resident composer at the Fondazione Spinola and Fondation Royaumont, and in Strasbourg. He has received a stipend from the Fondation De Sono since 2011. Eric is the founder and artistic coordinator of the ensemble L’Imaginaire (Strasbourg). He co-founded with several friends the blog www.nuthing.eu.