Gianluca Iadema (Brescia, 1996) is an Italian composer, visual artist and performer based in Bern (Switzerland) and Turin (Italy), working with a multidisciplinary approach to music, video and installation, resulting in an art tipology that takes into account many of its expressions, with a strong conceptual approach: sound, image, sculpture, including performance, light and everything in between.
He holds a Master in classical piano performance from the Conservatory of Brescia (Italy), studying with Maurizio Zana and Giampaolo Stuani, a Bachelor in Computer Music from the IEM – Institut für Elektronische Musik und Akustik (Austria), deepening the study of electronic music and audiovisual art with Marko Ciciliani, and one in Classical Composition from the Kunstuniversität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Graz (Austria), studying with composers such as Richard Dünser and Clemens Gadenstätter. He is currently specialising in Composition and Creative Practice with artist Simon Steen – Andersen at the Hochschule der Künste Bern (Switzerland). He studied and participated in important master classes with artists such as Curtis Roads, Matthew Shlomowitz, Stefano Gervasoni, Gerhard Eckel, Gilbert Nouno, Daniel Mayer, Bernhard Lang, Alexander Stankovski, among others. He has been commissioned, performed and exhibited for renowned festivals, ensembles and gallery spaces such as Nasimi Festival (Baku, 2018), Halle für Kunst Steiermark (Graz, 2018), ZKM (Karlsruhe, 2019), Wien Modern (Vienna, 2020), Recontemporary (Turin, 2022), Seeyousound (Turin, 2023), Klangfestival (Copenhagen, 2023), Neko3 (Copenhagen, 2023-2024), Teatro Grande (Brescia, 2023), Suburbia Contemporary Art Gallery for Loop Festival (Barcelona, 2023) and Zone Digitali (Bergamo, 2023). He is the winner of international composition prizes such as the Franz Schubert und die Musik der Moderne (Graz, Austria), as well as the recipient of the prestigious Giulio and Giulio Bruno Togni Prize (Brescia) for a promising artistic career. In 2019, he released his first album ‘Aphàiresis’ for the historic record label Mille Plateaux, to be followed by ID[entità] in 2023, in collaboration with Swiss singer Franziska Baumann. His performances and composition were broadcast by radio stations such as BBC, ORF and RTVE, among others. Articles about him and interviews have appeared in La Stampa, Il Sole 24 Ore, Corriere della Sera and Forbes Italia. His works are held in important collections such as Stefano Cecchi Trust Collection, Iole Pellion di Persano Collection and Recontemporary Collection.