Luigi Negretti Lanner began the music composition studies in Rome, at the S. Cecilia Conservatorium, and continued privately, getting his main technical formation in musical composition with maestro David Macculi. Subsequently, he continued his formation with Giacomo Manzoni (Scuola di Musica di FIesole) and following some courses and Master Classes with Franco Donatoni (summer master at Accademia Chigiana di Siena, yearly course at Centro Musica di Modena). Also, he followed a Master Class with Chinary Ung and Harvey Sollberger at the Round Top Festival for Composers in summer of 1999.

His pieces has been performed in public concerts, in Italy and abroad (Ungharian Accademy of Rome, Festival Aostano dell' OGI, Festival 'Traiettorie Sonore' di Como, Round Top Festival for Composer at Round Top, Association "Musica Verticale" of Rome).

His approach to the musical composition, involves the computer programming as integrated part of the musical composition technique. He has realized some software for the manipulation of musical series in Csound, a sound synthesis language (Csmusgen: and for the editing of music in Lilypond syntax (Lied:, Clilypboard: