A success despite not being part of the avant-garde scene

With thirty recordings and hundreds of scores already to his name, Nicola Campogrande is one of Italy’s most promising composers. Also known internationally, he has been commissioned more and more by theaters of great importance. This success comes despite not being part of the established avant-garde music scene. Campogrande is among those who have made the choice of total compositional freedom, liberating himself from an obligation to be stylistically reminiscent of the great masters. He has remained true to the common concept: a composer must write the music he likes.
– Italian Journal, Usa, March 2015