Emanuele Casale is a composerand started to compose at the age of thirteen. He studied Contrabass with Sebastiano Nicotra, Composition with Eliodoro Sollima and Electronic Music with Alessandro Cipriani. He completed his musical studies at the Istituto Musicale V. Bellini in Catania (Bachelor's degree). He followed specialization courses with Aldo Clementi, Salvatore Sciarrino (Composition), Giorgio Nottoli, and Barry Truax (Electronic Music). He also graduated with a first-class degree, Master's degree, at Conservatory Licinio Refice in Frosinone (Italy) with a thesis on elettroacoustic composition and sound design.
Emanuele Casale has won the following Composition Prizes: International Irino Prize (Tokyo), Concours International de Musique Electroacoustique, Bourges (France), Akademie der Künste (Berlin), Comité de Lecture, IRCAM / Ensemble Intercontemporain (Paris), GRAME International Competition (Lyon), IREM - International Music Council, UNESCO (Copenaghen/Paris), CEMAT (Rome), Frankfurt Opera House (Frankfurt).
Emanuele Casale has received commissions from important institutions and musical ensembles, such as the Frankfurt Opera House, the Ensemble Intercontemporain, Akademie der Künste and the Biennale of Venice. He was chosen by the Italian foundation La Fenice (Venice) to compose a piece for symphony orchestra to inaugurate the newly reconstructed theatre.
Well-known performers, chamber and symphonic Ensemble, have played his music. His compositions have been performed in festivals and institutions in Europe, South America, far East. His works are published by Nuova Stradivarius (1998-2003) and Casa Ricordi (from 2003 until today). He is the Artistic Director of the Associazione Musicale Etnea and teacher of Electronic music at the Conservatory Vincenzo Bellini in Palermo (Sicily).