Renzo Vitale is an Italian pianist, composer, artist, acoustic engineer and sound designer. His creative process involves an interrogation of the dichotomy of music and science, which inspires his endless commitment on questioning about human perception.
Renzo Vitale holds a PhD in Acoustics from RWTH University (Germany), two Master degrees (in Electronic Engineering and in Piano) as well as further studies in electronic music, composition and conducting.
His research encompasses architectural acoustics, psychoacoustics, and music communication. Previously he has been a research scholar at the Institute of Technical Acoustics in Aachen (Germany), Pratt Institute in New York City and KTH in Stockholm.
Vitale's numerous accolades for his research include prizes (DEGA, AIA), scholarships (Daimler-Benz, DAAD, Boncompagni-Ludovisi) and grants (SID, EAA, Filauro Foundation).
2012 marks the release of his first piano solo album, self-produced, titled ZEROSPACE. Recorded at Avatar Studios New York City by Jay Newland and mastered by Mark Wilder at Sony Battery Studios, this Album features a collection of tales inspired by the quest of beauty as driven by resonating empathies of dark romanticism.
Vitale's second Album STORM, inspired by the sublimity of emotional gravities and the turbulence of souls' collisions, premiered in 2013 in Germany as the soundtrack for a new Tanztheater-piece based on Shakespeare's play "The Tempest."
Vitale has been Artist-in-residence together with artist Brian Gonzalez in 2014 at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, where their performative installation "Tell Me Your Secrets" has been exhibited.
In 2015 he joined the Research & Innovation Center of BMW Group in Munich as a Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) Engineering Specialist. Since 2017 he is the Creative Director of Sound Design for BMW, MINI and Rolls Royce.
Vitale was scientific curator of the Season 2017/2018 of the
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra with the project Sound and Space.
He has been appointed a Fellow of the German Government's Competency Center for the Cultural and Creative Industries and he also is a board member of SPIELMOTOR e.V..