Roberto Andreoni earned his Composition Diploma from the Conservatorio G.Verdi of Milan with further specialization at the local Civica Scuola di Musica under the tutelage of S.Gorli, G.Manzoni, F.Donatoni, B.Ferneyhough and G.Grisey. From 1989 to 1992, he studied and taught at the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned both his M.A. (1990) and Ph.D. (1994) in Music. While in the United States, he recorded (Wergo, Stradivarius, Rodaviva) some of his solo, chamber and theatrical works, which have been broadcasted (RAI, BBC, KKSF, Vatican Radio) and published (Rai Trade, BMG, Suvini Zerboni, Eco, Rodaviva).
After being the Director of the Scuola Civica di Musica in Assago, he subsequently taught at the Conservatory of Trento, Bari, Pesaro and at the Civica Scuola di Musica of Milan, where he also served as the Director from 2002 – 2004. He is Full Professor of Composition at the “A.Boito” Conservatory of Parma, and frequently lectures as a guest professor in Italy, Europe and the United States (Harvard University, University of Miami, Penn State University and many others). From 1997 until the present, he has been the Director of the Fondazione IES Abroad, at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan. In 2010 he was Fulbright Scholar in residence at Scripps College in Los Angeles.
In addition to his academic endeavors, he is also an award-winning composer (BEA Award – Best Event in Italy for year 2009) of audio-visual installations, soundtracks, two operas and stage music. In Milan, he has been collaborating with the Divertimento Ensemble and is a member of the AGON Arsmagnetica studio. His compositions have been performed also in Brazil, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Pakistan, and have been commissioned by renowned soloists and ensembles (Neue Stuttgart Vocalsolisten, Solisti della Scala, Divertimento Ensemble, Sentieri Selvaggi, BCCP). His works have been played at prominent venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York, La Scala in Milan, the Biennale in Venice, and MITO in Turin.