The Italian guitarist, Massimo Stefanizzi, graduated from Venice Music Conservatoire, studying classical guitar (Angelo Amato), electronic music (Alvise Vidolin) and composition (Ugo Amendola), diploma with maximum marks. He moved in 1982 to Bologna, studying musicology, and completed his studies in art, music and acting with a thesis in musical dramaturgy under Lorenzo Bianconi on Mozartís The Magic Flute with distinction.
Massimo Stefanizzi is active as a composer since 1985, among others his prize-winning composition Paradigma has been published. He worked for the Venice Biennale from 1988 to 1999, sound engineer for the International Film Festival in Venice. He took part in numerous national and international productions and festivals, e.g. at the Cantiere internazionale di Montepulciano, the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, Schönbrunn Palace, Austrian National Library, Vienna Konzerthaus. He worked for the theatre, including writing the music for Bedbound by Enda Walsh performed in 2003 in the Theater im Künstlerhaus, Vienna. He has collaborated with Leon Askin, documented in a film biography about the Hollywood actor.
Massimo Stefanizzi has made CD and radio productions. Cooperation with the RIAS Jugendorchester Berlin, the European Touring Orchestra London, the Da Ponte Ensemble and with the Orchestra of the Gran Teatro La Fenice, Venice.
In addition to numerous concerts, Massimo Stefanizzi is active as a teacher at the conservatoires of Venice, Sao Miguel (Portugal) and Vienna, regular master classes, especially in Italy. His musicological publications since 1987 are including on the communication of musical knowledge. Since 1999 Stefanizzi has lived in Vienna where he teaches at the Conservatoire for Music and Dramatic Art and appears as a soloist.