Marta Gentilucci studied Vocal Arts as soprano at Conservatory “F. Morlacchi” in Perugia; there she also obtained her Master of Arts in English and German Literature cum laude. She began studying composition at the Conservatory “L. Cherubini” in Florence. In 2004 she moved to the University of Music in Stuttgart, where she attended the composition course with Marco Stroppa, and in 2007 she obtained her diploma. In 2008 she attended the post-graduate course in composition with Chaya Czernowin in Vienna and the Master in Composition-Computer-Music with Marco Stroppa and Oliver Schneller in Stuttgart (2008-2010). In 2009/10, she was selected for the Cursus1 at Ircam; in 2011/12, she participated at Cursus2 with a project for Voices, ensemble and live electronics. She holds a Ph.D. in composition from Harvard University.
She obtained several scholarships and prizes, including: the scholarship of the Festival Junge Künstler Bayreuth 2004, Scholarship-prize of the “44. Internationalen Ferienkurs Darmstadt” 2006, scholarship of the Centre Acanthes 2007, Markel Stiftung 2006-09, scholarship of the Kuststiftung Baden-Württemberg 2008, residency at the Electronic Studio Akademie der Kunst Berlin (ADK) 2010, scholarship of the Experimentalstudio des SWR Freiburg for Matrix09/10/11/12. In 2011 she obtained the Stroebelstiftung Arbeitstipendium.
Her music has been performed in Italy, France, Germany, Korea and Japan, USA and UK by ensembles as Wind Quintet from the Orchestra Nazionale RAI, Ensemble Surplus, Interzone Percettible, Ensemble Ascolta, cros.art ensemble, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, Ensemble Intercontemporaine, Jack Quartet, Chiara Quartet, Ensemble L’Arsenale, Ensemble Hand Werk, Nikel Ensemble, Elision Ensemble, Promenade Sauvage, Ensemble Dal Niente, Ensemble Contrechamps, Orchestra and Choir of the Staatstheater Darmstadt (DE), Chatter / Ensemble Music New Mexico, Pascal Contet.
Her electronic music has been selected for the International Computer Music Conference in Huddersfield, UK (ICMC 2011), Seoul International Computer Music Festival (SICMF 2012), New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (nycemf 2013 and nycemf 2015, New York City); International Computer Music Conference in Perth, Australia (ICMC 2013); Athens, Greece (ICMC 2014); Denton, Texas (ICMC 2015), Shanghai, China (ICMC 2017).
In 2017, she is composer in residence at IRCAM, and her research will focus on voice and voice extended techniques. Among her next projects in 2018, she will be in residence at the Experimentalstudio des SWR Freiburg (DE) to write a new piece for soprano, percussion and live-electronics.