In his work, which goes beyond the avant-garde, Federico Biscione seeks to interact with the audience: his musical language moves in a free-tonal environment, accommodating, and appealing to contemporaneity and tradition in equal measure. Federico Biscione was born in Tivoli in 1965 and obtained at the Conservatory “A. Casella” in L’Aquila diplomas in Piano, Composition and Orchestral Conducting. From 2001 to 2005 he composes music performed at the Regio Teatro in Turin and the Parco della Musica in Rome. He works with the Pomeriggi Musicali Orchestra of Milan (Dalla soffitta for orchestra, a piece which won first prize at the national competition “Mozart Today 2005”) and the Milano Classica chamber orchestra. He has also transcribed and adapted several pieces by other composers, including a reduction for seven instruments of Mozart’s The Magic Flute, performed at the Regio Theatre of Turin in 2006, and a version for string orchestra of Dvorák’s Four Popular Songs op. 73 for the Pomeriggi Musicali in 2005. Between 2005 and 2007, Biscione lived in Leipzig, where he composed various pieces like Verkündigung for soprano and trio performed in the Thomaskirche and Mozart. Eine Biographie, Windmühlen, both commissioned by the Robert Schumann-Philharmonie of Chemniz for the celebrations of the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth. The German public radio station Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR) devotes an hour-long program to Biscione, with interviews and extracts from some of his works. In this period, he attends two semesters of specialization in Composition at the “Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy” Hochschule. At the end of 2009, Biscione moves to Milan and becomes a tenured teacher of Composition at the Conservatory “Niccolò Piccinni” in Bari.