1925 - Born on the 24th of October in Oneglia, Italia.
Studied at the Milan Conservatory under Giulio Cesare Paribeni and Giorgio Federico Ghedini.
1947 - His first public performance of one of his works, a suite for piano.
Berio met American mezzo-soprano Cathy Berberian, whom he married.
1951 - Berio went to the United States to study with Luigi Dallapiccola at Tanglewood.
Attended the Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik at Darmstadt.
1955 - He became interested in electronic music in the Studio di Fonologia, an electronic music studio in Milan.
Produced an electronic music periodical, Incontri Musicali.
1958 - He produced Thema (Omaggio a Joyce) based on Cathy Berberian reading from James Joyce's Ulysses.
1960 - Berio returned to Tanglewood as Composer.
1961 - Produced "Visage".
1962 - Darius Milhaud offered him a teaching post at Mills College in Oakland, California.
1965 - He began to teach at the Juilliard School, and there he founded the Juilliard Ensemble.
1966 - Won the Italian Prize for Laborintus II.
1968 - Premiered of Sinfonia that paved his reputation.
1972 - Returned to Italy.
1974-1980 - Acted as director of the electro-acoustic division of IRCAM in Paris.
1977 - He married for the third time with musicologist Talia Pecker.
1987 - Opened Tempo Reale in Florence, a centre similar in intent to IRCAM.
1994-2000 - Became Distinguished Composer in Residence at Harvard University.
2000 - Presidente and Sovrintendente at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome.
2003 - Luciano Berio died on 27th of May in a hospital in Rome.
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