Marcela Lucatelli can already be hailed as one of the most innovative vocalists and composers of her generation. Born in Brazil and based in Denmark, Marcela has earned international recognition for her extremely original, sensuous and politically charged performance works. The composer is known for writing ''scores for the limits of bodies and voice'' (The Wire).
Her pieces are currently performed by vocal elite groups such as the Danish National Vocal Ensemble and Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, together with some of the most edgy ensembles and music collectives in the world, such as Apartment House (UK), Bastard Assignments (UK) and Mocrep (US). Her works have been performed at Donaueschinger Musiktage, Darmstadt Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, A L’ARME! Festival, Nordic Music Days, SPOR Festival, KLANG - Copenhagen Avantgarde Music Festival, Copenhagen Jazz Festival, DMA Jazz - Danish Music Awards, Kunsthal Aarhus, Nikolaj Kunsthal, ARKEN, Ultima - Oslo Contemporary Music Festival, Borealis Festival, Henie Onstad Art Center, AllEars Festival for Improvised Music, Reykjavik Arts Festival, Waverly Project NYU, FILE - Electronic Language International Festival, FITEI - Festival Internacional de Teatro de Expressão Ibérica, Festival Novas Frequências, WOMEX, among many other festivals and events worldwide.
Lucatelli has been awarded the Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen Foundation Talent Prize in Composition 2019 and Pelle Prize 2021, for a composer who dares to cross the norms of its time.