Castiglioni was born in Milan and studied at the conservatory there. He was a composer and pianist and wrote about music. In his compositions, Castiglioni uses simple phrases in a fragmentary way.
Awards Issue 2011
“Because Castiglioni empowers each musician to make a genuine difference to the overall sound, the WDR Sinfonieorchester Koln and Emilio Pomarico play every nuanced detail to the maximum”
14th July 2011
“Le Favole di Esopo, from 1979, intersperses five choral tellings of Aesop's fables with instrumental sinfonias illustrating the tales. It's a simple structure, realised in precise musical imagery. Similarly, Altisonanza, from 1992, is full of crisp, clear sounds, crystalline textures, trickling figuration and echoes of birdsong...It's all invigorating music that never wastes a note.”