Giuseppe Colardo, born in 1953, studied at Milan Conservatory and graduated in Piano (1975) with Piero Rattalino and in Composition (1980) with Renato Dionisi and Azio Corghi. In 1982 he partecipated at post-Diploma Course at Accademia Chigiana in Siena, with Franco Donatoni, taking his diploma with Honour.

He was awarded in various national and international composition compotitions:

- "Okanagan Music Festival for Composers" in Canada (1983) with “…di luna e di vulcani” for orchestra;

- "Alea III" in Boston (1985) with Novelletta for ten instruments;

- "Rencontres International de Chant Choral" in France (1986) with Antico inverno for choir;

- "Rassegna Internazionale di Composizione dell’ Accademia Briccialdi" in Terni (1985) with sul filo di luce per soprano e ensemble;

For three years his works were selected and performed at the International Music Week organized by the “Gaudeamus Foundation” in Holland: in 1980 Fog waves for five instruments; in 1982 Sestetto for brasses; nel 1984 “…di luna e di vulcani” for orchestra.

His compositions were performed in national and international festivals (“Nuova Consonanza”, “Accademia Filarmonica”, “Nuovi Spazi Musicali”, “Nuova Musica Italiana” in Rome; “Progetto Dyonisos-Musica 2000, Orchestra “I Pomeriggi Musicali”, “Milano Classica”, “Festival 5 Giornate” in Milan; “Festival Antidogma” and “Rive-Gauche Concerti” in Turin; Auditorium “Carlo Felice” in Genova; “Autunno Musicale” and “Traiettorie Sonore” in Como; “Sonopoli – La Fenice” in Venezia; “Festival Risuonanze” in Trieste; “Festival Musica ‘900” in Trento; “Interensemble Week” in Padova; “Aspekte Salzburg” in Austria; “Almeida Theatre” in London; “Boston University School of Music” in USA; Osaka in Japan: Örebro in Sweden; “New muziek” in Middelburg - Holland; “Semaine de Musique Contemporaine Italienne” in France; Bruxelles; ecc.) and broadcasted by RAI and various european and extraeuropean radios.

He has taught composition at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Milan since 1983 and previously taught at the Conservatorio Lucio Campiani in Mantua.