Ada Gentile (Italy) graduated in piano and composition from the Santa Cecilia Conservatory. Meanwhile she attended Gofredo Petrassi’s master class in composition at the National Academy „Santa Cecilia“. Her pieces were performed in prestigious venues such as: Centre Pompidou (Paris), Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center (New York City), Teatro Reale (Madrid), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Mozarteum (Salzburg), Accademia Sibelius (Helsinki), Rachmaninoff Concert Hall (Moscow), Saigon Center (Seoul), Gartner Platz Theater (Monaco), Academy of Performing Arts (Hong Kong), Art Institute (Chicago). Her publishers were Ricordi and Raitrade, while her music was recorded for Ricordi, EDT, and Stradivarius from Italy, Swiss label Tirreno and Canadian – UNMUS.
She was a consultant for Biennale di Venezia (from 1993 till 1997), and artistic director of the opera V. Basso in Ascola Piceno (1996/1997). Currently she acts as the President of the Roman section of AGIMUS, and from 1978 she has been artistic director of the contemporary music festival held in Rome – „Nuovi Spazzi Musicali“. She has been elected honorary member of the „Amici dell’Accademia S.Cecilia“ association and member of SIAE.
Notti di gatto – The work (on text by Franzina Ancona) was written in 2008 with a singer-actress in mind who can act as a mime. It is the story of a cat in love that dreams on a moonlit night. The world premiere was in Linz (Austria) in May 2009, at the “Festival 4020”.