About Us

Eutopia Ensemble was founded in 2012 by the composer Matteo Manzitti together with a group of musicians who shared the same commitment to the field of new music. Since the beginning, the project has had a twofold ambitious objective: first of all, to bring contemporary music back to the city of Genoa with a dedicated season; secondly, to build up an ensemble made of top players with international experience. So far Eutopia has produced eight editions of the Festival “Le Strade del Suono” and promoted many events, like the national premiere of “WTC9/11” by Steve Reich, “Luoghi Immaginari” by Fabio Vacchi, “Vortex Temporum'' by Gèrard Grisey,  “Professor Bad Trip” by Fausto Romitelli, “Eight Songs for a Mad King” by Peter Maxwell Davies; as well for the new operas like “In The Penal Colony” by Philip Glass, Nicola Moro’s Premiere “Love Hurts'' in Milan and the european Premiere of “Song from Uproar” by american composer Missy Mazzoli at the Festival Musiktheatertag 2018 in Vienna.

The ensemble is focused in undiscovering new musical terrains and connections, pushing the innovation boundaries also in multidisciplinarity and creativity in education: some visual artists who worked together with Eutopia are Pietro Puccio, Gregorio Giannotta, Luca Serra, Stefano Giorgi; in the educational field Matteo Manzitti started the project “Budding Composers” with the support of Spinola-Banna Foundation, giving children the opportunity to explore new music languages at a young age and work on their own compositions with the musicians of the ensemble; as well the ensemble gave workshops for detained people in prison and on the next project will work on playwriting style. Important international guests came to perform with the ensemble, like the baritone Maurizio Leoni, the soprano Livia Rado and the guitarist Gilbert Imperial. Over the next year some remarkable cooperations with festivals abroad will take place,  OGGIMUSICA (Lugano), CEME Festival (Tel Aviv) and STAGIONE DEI CONCERTI DELLA NORMALE (Pisa).