Francesco Trocchia, born in Milan in 1973, is an Italian composer, teacher and computer scientist. He studied piano with Catia Iglesias, organ and organ composition with Pietro Pasquini, composition with Francesco Zuvadelli and Antonio Eros Negri; he completed his composition studies at the Milan Conservatory under the guidance of Danilo Lorenzini. Alessandro Solbiati, Alessandro Melchiorre, Mario Garuti, Beatrice Campodonico, Bruno Gini and Claudio Riva contributed to his education. Since the early 1990s, Trocchia has also expressed himself in the IT field, working on IBM, Microsoft, BMC, Cisco and Open source systems. Experience and various professional certifications place him in particular as one of the most versatile specialists when it comes to middleware architecture and anti-malware protection solutions. He develops mainly procedural computer code using J2EE, .NET platforms and programming languages such as Lutus and Java Script, Power Shell and Bash Shell. This dual soul of his - musical and technological - leads him to have a very varied artistic production and if, on the one hand, it is possible to trace in his compositions a musical development according to processes and algorithms, on the other hand, his profound knowledge of the greatest compositional traditions leads him to condense in his works also links with perceptive and narrative aspects; without neglecting the lively contributions of Jazz. In his catalogue, there is no lack of works aimed at 'revisiting' traditional compositional techniques in a modern key, as well as works based on audio processing and arrangements. His compositions have won awards in national and international competitions; his winning pieces have been presented at various concert festivals. Note his recent composition Recast (Kleine Fuge) for orchestra, the result of a free reconstruction of unpublished Beethovenian material (Biamonti 250). He has contributed to expanding the repertoire dedicated to the piano pédalier and the new Pinchi Pedalpiano System technology by composing pieces based on new chamber formations such as Trio Op. 15 No. 1 for piano pédalier, cello and horn and Diapositive di una metamorfosi for piano pédalier, violin and cello. His music has been performed predominantly in Italy by soloists and ensembles such as: mdi Ensemble, Ensemble Italico Splendore, Verdi Jazz Ensemble, JS Bach Women's Choir, Elisa Copellini, Ilaria Cavalca, Fausto Beccalossi, Maurizio Paletta, Claudia Vignati, to name but a few.