Francesca Verunelli studied composition with Rosario Mirigliano and piano with Stefano Fiuzzi at the Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini in Florence where she earned both diplomas summa cum laude. She concluded her studies at the Accademia Santa Cecilia, with Azio Corghi.
She went on to attend IRCAM’s cursus in Composition and Computer Music, her work there culminating in the creation of Interno rosso con figure for accordion and electronics, performed by Anthony Millet and Play – written for the Ensemble Intercontemporain conducted by Susanna Mälkki – performed in October 2010 at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The same year, at La Biennale di Venezia, she was awarded the “Leone d’argento” prize.
She received commissions from important musical institutions and festivals such as IRCAM, NeueVocalsolisten Stuttgart, La Biennale di Venezia, Orchestre Philarmonique de Radio France, Milano Musica, Accentus Chamber Choir, Lucerne Symphonic Orchestra, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra, Court-Circuit, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, GMEM de Marseille, CIRM de Nice, the French State, the FACE Foundation. She is currently composer in residence at GMEM of Marseille.
Upcoming projects include the world premiere in New York of a new piece written for Claire Chase for solo flute and electronics, Déshabillage impossible for ensemble – co-commission of the International Contemporary Ensemble of New York and GMEM – to be premiered in March 2016, and Déshabillage impossible II for ensemble – commission of 2e2m ensemble – to be premiered in February 2016 during the Festival Présences de Radio France.