Gabriele Vanoni was born in Milan in 1980. After a few international experiences as a very young composer, he started his musical studies at the Conservatory of Milan, where he graduated in Piano with Maria Isabella De Carli and in Composition with Giuseppe Giuliano. He continued his education with a Ph.D. in Music Composition at Harvard University, under the guidance of Julian Anderson, Chaya Czernowin and Hans Tutschku. At Harvard, he also received instruction by Helmut Lachenmann, Brian Ferneyhough, and Tristan Murail.
His music has been performed in Europe and Americas, in venues and festivals such as Carnegie Hall, Biennale di Venezia, ManiFeste, Moscow Conservatory, Royaumont Voix Nouvelles, June in Buffalo, IRCAM, Wellesley Composers Conference, NYU, BIT Teatergarasjen in Bergen and Accademia Chigiana di Siena, among many others. Likewise, various soloists and ensembles have now been involved in performing his music, like the Ensemble Intercontemporain, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players,Talea Ensemble, Moscow Studio for New Music Ensemble, Ensemble L’arsenale, Mario Caroli, Diotima Quartet, Les Cris de Paris, Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, and many more.
Besides his activity as a composer, Gabriele Vanoni served as the artistic director and founder of Suggestioni, a festival of Italian Music in United States. He also holds a degree in Business for the Arts, Culture and Communication at Bocconi University.
After two years in Paris attending Cursus 1 and 2 at IRCAM, he moved back to the United States, and he is currently Assistant Professor in Composition at Berklee College of Music. Recent commissions include a piece for the 2015 Universal Exposition in Milan (Nutrire La Musica) and a new piece for Accordion and String Orchestra. He currently lives in the Boston area.