Fabio De Sanctis De Benedictis was born in Pisa (Italy) in 1963.
He graduated in Violin,then in Choir Music and Conducting, finally in Composition, the latter cum laude. He triennially attended the composition courses kept by M° Giacomo Manzoni at the Fiesole Music School.
Winner in various national and international composition competitions, his scores are published or recorded on CD by fonè, SAM and Ars Publica; his musical analyses and writings has been published on specialized journals in Italy and abroad, such Sonus, Aulos, Tibiae, Tetraktys, Civiltà Musicale, Musica Domani, Facoltà di Matematica (Pisa University), Analitica. He took part to meetings and seminars for Analitica (Rimini), by Domus Galileiana (Pisa), in Lemmens Instituut (Leuveen, Belgium), in EuroMac 2011 – VII European Music Analysis Conference, in Rome, Santa Cecilia Conservatory, in Escola Superior de Artes Aplicadas by Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco (Portugal), in Academia de Muzică “Gheorghe Dima” in Cluj (Romania), in Conservatorio Superior de Música Manuel Castillo, Sevilla (Spain).
His works have been performed in Italy and abroad. Since 1992 he has taught Harmony and Counterpoint and Foundations of Musical Composition for the Didactics in several Italian Conservatories, Musical Analysis in Professional Formation Courses financed by The European Community, in various seminaries kept in the Conservatory of Latina, and in the bachelor and master courses in the ISSM “P. Mascagni” in Leghorn. He turned out winning, with chair assignation, in the contests for titles and exams to chairs in various Music Conservatoires, National Academy of Dance of Rome and in ISSM”P. Mascagni” in Leghorn.
He has taken up the half-yearly courses of Harmony and Counterpoint Elements in Cinema Music and Theatre Department, Faculty of Letters, University of Pisa, from 2001 to 2009.
At present he teaches Harmony and Musical Analysis in ISSM “P. Mascagni”, attends to Composition and Musical Analysis, also working on Open Source software, Linux and OsX platform in the ambit of electronic music.