Lucio Ivaldi, born in 1965 in Rome, has university degrees in composition, choral music, piano and music pedagogy. He also holds a Master’s degree in philosophy. Ivaldi’s credits include musical and instrumental compositions and musicological publications. He is the founder of several musical groups, including the Diego Carpitella Polyphonic Choir, the Symphonia Choir, and the Diapente Ensemble. He has organised commemorative performances and participated in concerts in Italy and abroad. He is frequently invited to work as a composer in the USA and in Hungary. As a choir director, Ivaldi participates in the seasons of several lyric opera companies, and contributes to the production of the discographic encyclopaedia, “KZ Musik,” for the ILMC collection (music composed in concentration camps, 1933-1945). Ivaldi teaches choral conducting at the Licinio Refice Conservatory.