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.