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Andrea Portera began his studies at the School of Music in Fiesole. His production (his catalogue currently contains over 100 scores) won acclaim and awards from big names in the music world, and was in fact awarded by Berio, Fedele, Rhim, Morricone, Nishimura, Corghi, Bussotti, Halfter, Vacchi, Sciarrino, Noseda, Claudio Abbado, Luis De Pablo and others. He has won more than thirty international awards, including first prizes at the Settimane Musicali di Stresa, Fourth Competition;  “a Camillo Togni”; “G. Viotti”; “Bucchi”; VII “Evangelisti”; II “Strumenti di Pace”; III “Ciani”; VII “Carella”; Alexander Moyzes Award; “Marenco” and others. He took second prize in the “Toru Takemitsu” contest, and the “Lutoslawski” Award; third prize at the International “Lepo Sumera” composition contest. In 2002 he received a silver medal from the President of the Republic Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, and in November 2006, a gold medal from the Heritage Department of the City of Brescia, then in April 2012 the Silver Gigliato awarded by the city of Prato. Recently, the Botin Foundation (Santander, Spain) awarded him the prestigious international “Arturo Vital Duo”.
His works have been performed by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of the Rai, Symphony Orchestra of the Slovak Radio, Estonian National Orchestra, Orchestra of Colors in Athens, SPCO Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra dei Pomeriggi Musicali, Daedalus Ensemble. His works have been performed at the Tokyo City Opera, Auditorium Rai in Turin and Florence, New Opera House, Museum Guggenheim Bilbao, the National Theatre of Estonia, the Megaron in Athens, Teatro Verdi in Florence, and the Teatro Dal Verme in Milan. His music has been played by Andrea Lucchesini, Lorenza Borrani, Mario Ancillotti, and conducted by Noseda, Iwamura, Gazon, Logiadis, Rosadini, Kawka. His works are published by Sconfinarte. He teaches composition, musical analysis, and complementary harmony at the Music School of Fiesole.