Aureliano Cattaneo, born in Italy in 1974, studied piano with Vincenzo Balzani and composition with Carlo Alessandro Landini, Pippo Molino and Sonia Bo at the Conservatories of music of Piacenza and Milan. He attended master classes of composition with Gerard Grisey and Mauricio Sotelo.
Winner of prizes of composition he was selected for the 14th International Composition Seminar of Boswil (Switzerland) in 2001 and he was finalist of the "Gaudeamus music week" (Amsterdam) in 2004.
In 2003 he won the "Comité de Lecture de l'IRCAM/Ensemble InterContemporain" and in 2005 he was selected as "Stipendiat" by the Akademie der Künste of Berlin.
His works have been performed in important festivals and venues Donaueschinger Musiktage, Münchener Biennale, Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik, Festival Musica Strasbourg, Wien Modern, Europäischer Musikmonat Basel, Festival de Santander, Amsterdam - Gaudeamus, Paris - Centre Pompidou, Vienna – Konzerthaus, Berlin - Konzerthaus, Munich – Gasteig, New York, Madrid, London, Barcelona, Roma, Milano, Stuttgart, Saarbrücken, Dublin, Helsinki, Boston, Mexico City ) by orchestras and ensembles as SWR Sinfonie Orchester, Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ensemble 2e2m, Nieuw Ensemble, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, Ensemble TrioLog, Alter Ego, KNM Berlin, Espai Sonor, Trio Arbos coducted by Emilio Pomarico, Sylvain Cambreling, Susanna Mälkki, Beat Furrer, Jean Deroyer, Lucas Vis, Johannes Kalitzke, Pierre Roullier, peter Hirsch, Voro Garcia.
His first orchestral piece, Violinkonzert, was premiered at the Konzerthaus Berlin by Viviane Hagner, violin and the Konzerthaus Orchester conducted by Lothar Zagrosek in June 2008.
His chamber opera "la philosophie dans le labyrinthe", wrote joint with the poet Edoardo Sanguineti, was premiered in 2006 at the "10. Münchener Biennale".
He received commissions from Klangforum Wien, Ensemble InterContemporain, Münchener Biennale, Berliner Konzerthaus, Saarländischer Rundfunk, Südwest Rundfunk (SWR), Akademie der Künste Berlin, Bayerische Staatsoper, Auditorio Nacional Madrid, CDMC of Madrid, Festival Musica Strasbourg, MärzMusik Berlin, Musik im Wattens, Alois Lageder, Festival Suena of Toledo, Sligo New Music Festival and Rte Lyric fm, Festival Klangspuren Plus of Munich, Region of Andalucia, Province of Lodi, French Ministry of Culture.
He lives and works in Madrid.