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Bussotti, Sylvano

Bussotti entered the Conservator him Luigi Cherubini in Florence in 1940 after early lessons on the violin. During this time he studied piano with Luigi Dallapiccola and music theory with Roberta Lupi. There followed a number of years abroad, studying composition in Paris, Darmstadt, the United States (with the assistance of a Rockefeller Foundation grant) and Berlin (with the assistance of a DAAD award) and a number of prizes including the All’Amelia Prize (Venice Biennale, 1967), Toscani d’Oggi (Golden Olive Branch, 1974), and the Psacaropulo Prize (Turin, 1979).