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 and Oscar Bianchi, (Barcelona Modern Ensemble and Vertixe Sonora Ensemble) 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 Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina (conducted by Mario Ruffini), 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 in collaboration with Area Sismica for the project Isole d'istanti (Claudio Pasceri cello, Michele Marco Rossi cello), 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 with his composition “The aberrant blooms of mind”, concertino for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra.
Finalist of the Alba Rosa Vietor International Composition Competition 2018 with his composition "Fiore di plastica" for soprano and piano trio (Amatis Trio and Katharine Dain soprano, Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam).
He received the special mention during the Uuno Klami Composition Competition 2019 with his composition "Malerbe" for soprano and orchestra. He is the youngest composer ever selected by the competition.
He was the outright winner during the Lunigiana Music Festival International Composition Competition 2020 with his composition "Fiore di plastica".
He received the Excellence Award during the 1st Hangzhou Contemporary Music Festival 2020 "Art Creation Awards" International Orchestral Composition Competition.
His music is highly regarded and has been awarded by Salvatore Sciarrino, Francesco Filidei, Narong Prangcharoen, Ye Xiaogang, Detlev Glanert, Erkki-Sven Tüür, Kalevi Aho, Magnus Lindberg, Olari Elts, Calliope Tsoupaki, Willem Jeths, Tansy Davies, Faye-Ellen Sylverman (...)
In 2018 he founded the Ensemble Stamina.
He is artistic director of the Echi Festival since 2019. LINK: ECHI
He also collaborated with:
Teatro dell'Abc, CONTEMPORANEAMENTEROMA, TeatroDante Carlo Monni, Teatro Elfo Puccini, Espoo Cultural Centre, Le strade del suono, In.Nova Fert, Polincontri Classica, Rondò concert season // Trio Hegel, Shanghai New Music Ensemble, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Ensemble degli Intrigati // Maria Elena Romanazzi (soprano), Maria Grazia Bellocchio, Edoardo Rosadini (violist of ContempoartEnsemble and conductor), Simone Pierini (harpsichordist), Mirco Ghirardini (clarinetist of Ensemble Sentieri Selvaggi), Adrian Pinzaru (violinist), Sequoia (pianist) // Leonardo De Santis, Daniela Brunelli, Dimitri Milleri // Simona Bertozzi (coreographer, performer, dancer), Gaetano Vestris Terrana (soloist dancer at Hessisches Staatsballett / Wiesbaden), Giulio Petrucci (dancer) (...)