Brazilian composer Cristiano Melli (1980) studied with Almeida Prado, Osvaldo Lacerda and Jocy de Oliveira. In 2016, he completed his Bachelor and Master degrees in Composition from The Royal Conservatorium of The Hague with Yannis Kyriakides, Calliope Tsoupaki, Cornelis de Bondt, Gilius van Bergeijk, Peter Adriaansz and Kathinka Pasveer. He was part of the award-winning Aus LICHT production as Pedagogic Advisor and Assistant to the Dramaturgy team.
Since 2019 Mr Melli is part of the Senior Researcher Artistic team of Studio LOOS in The Hague, producing HERTZ (commissioned by the Dutch Research Council – NOW); the audiovisual work PERSEPHONE ZOOMED (with Frank Scheffer); the portrait concert WHICH SONGS ARE THESE?, as well as EROLA’s SYMPHONIES HAVE DIFFERENT REMAINDERS WHEN DIVIDED BY A THIRD NUMBER, and EROLA IS TRIPPING IN STUDIO 54.
These productions were made possible through a Makersregeling subsidy from the Municipality of The Hague. In 2022, Carillon Stichting Den Haag premiered MEMORIAL PRO FRANCO CORAÇĀO PRESENTE DA MARIELLE. On November 20th, 2022, INTERMEZZO FOR THE LIFE OF A STREET MOSQUITO was commissioned and premiered by the Festival Forward (Lucerne Festival, Switzerland). In production, his crossmedia work LEENDERT (honored with a Fonds Podiumkunsten Werkbijdrage).