Sound Designer, Acoustic Engineer and Composer
Vehicle Acoustics / BMW Group
Renzo Vitale is an Italian pianist, composer, sound designer, acoustic engineer and artist. Vitale holds a PhD in Acoustics from RWTH Aachen University, two master's degrees in electronic engineering and in piano performance as well as further studies in electronic music, composition and conducting. Previously he has been a research scholar at the Institute of Technical Acoustics in Aachen, Pratt Institute in New York and KTH in Stockholm.
In 2015, Vitale joined the research and innovation center of BMW Group as a Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) engineer. Since 2017 he designs the sounds of BMW Group electric vehicles. He conceived a new generation of sounds through a novel approach that he calls "sound genetics". In his current role as Creative Director Sound BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce he is working on BMW IconicSounds Electric together with famed film composer Hans Zimmer.