Francesco Valdambrini was born in Turin on April 24th, 1933 and his life was based around Vienna and Mitteleuropa, where he was personally and professionally linked to his great friend and work and project partner, Bruno Maderna.
He taught contemporary music style at the Akademie für Musik un darstellende Kunst in Vienna, he collaborated with Hans Swarowski, Hanns Jelinek - the renowned maestro of the Zwölftonseminar - and contemporaneously he often played contemporary music as part of a piano duo with the German musician Werner Seiss.
Valdambrini's compositions - chamber, symphonic, chorus, theatrical, vocal and instrumental - were performed all over Europe and overseas.
In 1971 the opera Pentheus, conducted by Ralf Weikert, who is a performer per excellence of Valdambrini's music, inaugurated the season at the Opera Theatre in Bonn, at that time capital of the German Federal Republic.
He has also worked on stage productions such as Es war einmal (Dortmund 1971), Der gestiefelte Kater (Bonn 1975). His many concert performances and radio transmissions, from the end of the 1950s, underline Valdambrini's importance in occidental music and he is well known as both an essay writer and orchestra conductor. He was a teacher abroad as well as in Italy where he taught composition in the music Conservatories and was the Director of the Venice and Triest Conservatories.
Valdambrini is also the founder of the Musica Tricordale, a recent innovation of the musical composition technique, making use of 'Tricordo Bitono' (three notes together which take the shape of two complete notes), and which is based on essential spiritualistic aesthetics, which goes beyond conflictual dialectics between harmony and dissonance and inaugurates the "Sonanza Infinita" meant as ontological meditation.
At the Teatro Filarmonico the first ever performance of his new composition Tricofonia will be given.