ANTONIA VALENTE

PIANO

Performing on :
2024

Dedicated chamber musician and music promoter, Antonia has been partner of several musicians on international stages, touring and performing in Europe and South America. She recently appeared with soprano Betty Garcès in a Colombian tour promoted by Banco de la Republica de Colombia, which included a workshop with young vocal duos and a recital in Bogota, Luis Arango. She’s been collaborative pianist and performer in Fondazione “Paolo Grassi” – Martina Franca and its Festival Internazionale della Valle d’Itria: within the Foundation activities, she was also assigned a few programming artistic direction, as for the European project “Small Nations, Big Souds”, Emerging Classical Talent in the EU in partnership with Sinfonia Cymru/Camerata Nordica/Kalmare Lans Musikstftels/Pille Lill Music Fund/Fondazione Paolo Grassi; Britten Day, Celletti Day, the concerts cycles “Novecento e oltre” and “Fuori Orario” in the 40 & 41. Festival internazionale della Valle d’Itria. In 2005 she founded Ritratti Festival Ensemble, a group that brings together outstanding young musicians with well-known professionals on stage. This formula of musical mentoring has provided the conceptual basis for the grounding of her Festival in Monopoli, South of Italy: the resulting 20 seasons that she directed have ever since been critically recognised and acclaimed, she also enabled her to expand her skills through very different repertoires. Since 2012, she also devoted herself to pedagogy: 2013 to 2018, she was hired as collaborative pianist and coach at the Hochschule für Musik,Theater und Medien Hannover and was also professor for piano accompaniment in the Singing Department of Lecce “Tito Schipa” Conservatory of Music and Monopoli “Nino Rota” Conservatory of Music. She is currently based in Madrid, where she earned a position as professor for repertoire with piano at Escuela de Musica Reina Sofia and in Centro Superior de Enseñanza Musical Katarina Gurska. She is also professor for Chamber Music in Matera Conservatory “E.Duni”. Her discographic debut was in 2015 with “Mauro Giuliani, rarities and masterpieces – SMC Records. Her next Cd projects are two duo albums together with violinist Lorenzo Rovati and soprano Betty Garcés. Her musical studies began at the Monopoli Conservatory “N.Rota”under the guidance of R.Bollea and B.Lupo. She completed also my Master studies at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg, with Elsa Kolodin, and in 2008 she was awarded a Master for soloists with orchestra at the “N.Rota” Conservatory, magna cum laude.

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