Lombardi one of the most renowed composeras of Italy.
though his Jewish mother had suffered from the persecution of the
Nazi regime, his parents sent him to the German Gymnasium in
Rome. This very
conscious and courageous decision had a formative influence
on Lombardis strong affinity
tradition, but also inspired him to reflect
his essais and compositions as well as in concert lectures the break
tradition by the Nazis.
After his gradutaion, he studied in
Florence, Vienna, Cologne and Berlin (with Porena, Lupi,
Stockhausen, Schiske B.A. Zimmermann, Dessau e.a.). At
he earned a PhD in German Literature (“Lingua e Letteratura Tedesca”).
From 1973-1994 he was a professor of
composition at the
Milan and Pesaro.
acquired the Israeli
and since then he divides his
time between Lake Albano (Rome) and Tel
Most of Lombardi's
pointing beyond music to political
issues. In the last years, his
strong aversion against any
form of racism, especially
the form of antisemitism, took a greater importance.
His work with up to now
among which numerous commissions (given among others by
several German, Swiss and Italian radios, the Wiener Festwochen, the
opera houses of Basel, Leipzig, Nuremberg, Rome, Milan (La Scala),
include 4 operas (Faust.
travestimento, Dmitri, Prospero, Il re
nudo), several symphonies
and many orchestra
and chamber music works as
well as vocal
He received, among others, the
Prize of the Italian
Authors (SIAE) for his Opera Faust.Un travestimento and the Goffredo
was a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin, of
the Hanse Institute for Advanced Study in Delmenhorst, a guest of the
“Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD” and spent 2002 six months in
Japan at an invitation of the Japan Foundation.
He is a
member of the Academiy
Berlin and of the Bavarian
Fine Arts and was
awarded the German
with an acoustical physicist and a musicologist, he
published the treatise on orchestration,”Instrumentation
in der Musik des 20.
A selection of his writings was
published under the title "Construction
renowned German publication
published in 2014 a double
issue with 8
essays on his music.