Riccardo Perugini was born in Montepulciano on 20 June 1996.

He has been interested in piano and composition since the age of four. He studied composition with Andrea Portera, Mauro Montalbetti and Detlev Glanert and attended composition workshops held by Mauro Lanza (Divertimento Ensemble), Francesco Filidei, Oscar Bianchi and Kalevi Aho (XVII Uuden Musiikin Lokakuu, K!ART ensemble).

He has received several commissions among which: a commission by the Biennale d'arte di Venezia, by Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (Solisti del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino), by the 2 Agosto Composition Competition (Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini conducted by Alessandro Cadario) and Cantiere Internazionale d'arte di Montepulciano, a commission by DUOroboros in collaboration with Fondazione Luigi Tronci and UFIP, by the Echi Festival in Arezzo, by ESTOVEST Festival in Turin (Claudio Pasceri and Michele Marco Rossi), a commission by Fondazione Teatro Grande di

Brescia on occasion of the 9th Festa dell'opera, by the Sincronie Festival in Rome, by Torinodanza Festival in collaboration with Teatro Stabile di Torino - Teatro Nazionale, Nexus Festival, MilanOltre, New Ensemble Xenia Turin and by the Hangzhou Contemporary Music Festival at Zhejiang Conservatory of Music (...)


His music has been broadcasted on Rai radio 3, Rai 5, Radio Cemat, NPO radio 4 (Netherlands), Yleisradio Oy (Finland).


  • He classified second during the International Vocal Espoo Composition Competition 2016 in Helsinki with his composition "Preghiera" for female choir, two solo sopranos and string quintet. (Lyran Female Choir conducted by  Jutta Seppinen)

  • He received the special mention during the 2 Agosto International Composition Competition 2017 in Bologna.

  • Finalist of the Alba Rosa Vietor International Composition Competition 2018 with his composition "Fiore di plastica" for soprano and piano trio (Amatis Piano Trio and Katharine Dain soprano, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam).

  • He received the special mention during the Uuno Klami Composition Competition 2019.

  • He received the Excellence Award during the 1st Hangzhou Contemporary Music Festival 2020 "Art Creation Awards" International Orchestral Composition Competition.

  • 1st prize and audience prize during the 1st International Ferruccio Busoni Composition Competition 2021 with his composition "Ciò che rimane" (Orchestra della Toscana conducted by Valerio Galli).

His music is highly regarded and has been awarded by Salvatore Sciarrino, Francesco FilideiNarong PrangcharoenYe XiaogangDetlev Glanert, Fabio Vacchi, Erkki-Sven Tüür, Kalevi Aho, Magnus Lindberg, Thierry Escaich, Calliope Tsoupaki, Willem Jeths, Tansy Davies, Faye-Ellen Sylverman (...)

In 2018 he founded the Ensemble Stamina and is artistic director of the Echi Festival since 2019. 

He also collaborated with: CONTEMPORANEAMENTEROMA, Teatro Elfo Puccini, Espoo Cultural Centre, Le strade del suonoIn.Nova Fert, Polincontri Classica, Stagione Rondò // Trio Hegel, Shanghai New Music EnsembleTapiola Sinfonietta, Ensemble degli Intrigati // Maria Elena Romanazzi, Genevieve Létang (harpist of Ensemble Lina), Maria Grazia BellocchioEdoardo Rosadini (violist of ContempoartEnsemble and conductor), Mirco Ghirardini (clarinetist of Ensemble Sentieri Selvaggi), Adrian Pinzaru (violinist), Sequoia (pianist) // Leonardo De Santis, Daniela Brunelli, Dimitri Milleri // Simona Bertozzi (coreographer, performer, dancer).