Simone Mancuso, percussionist and conductor specialized in contemporary music, has been internationally recognized for his interpretations of contemporary classical pieces.

 

His prizes include the Kranichstein-Stipendienpreise from the Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt in 2002 and the First Prize from the Stockhausen Stiftung für Musik in 2005, which was awarded to Mancuso directly by Karlheinz Stockhausen.

 

In 2007, Karlheinz Stockhausen selected him as a recommended performer of his works.