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Monica Piccinini  singing



Italian music around 1700

Mid-advanced level course for all vocal registers.


"Italian vocal music around the year 1700".

A free programme of the student's choice is allowed.


Audition: Preliminary selection by sending audio/video material containing at least two pieces of different character and styles.

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Born in Reggio Emilia, after studying violin she studied singing with Henny Von Walther, Franca Mattiucci and Elena Kriatchko, under whose guidance she graduated with top marks. She made her debut in the roles of La Musica and Euridice in Monteverdi's 'Orfeo' at the Teatro Real in Madrid in 1999 under the baton of Jordi Savall. Since 1999 he has collaborated regularly with Hesperion XXI and La Capella Reial de Catalunya conducted by J. Savall in different programmes. Since 2002 she has been a member of Concerto Italiano conducted by Rinaldo Alessandrini. Monica Piccinini is regularly invited to sing with Accademia Bizantina, conducted by Ottavio Dantone, as well as other prestigious ensembles on the international scene: Europa Galante, Ensemble Zefiro, La Venexiana, Concerto Romano, Concerto Palatino, Simone Vallerotonda and I Bassifondi. He has collaborated with Collegium Vocale Gent, Les Talens Lyriques, La Petite Bande, Ensemble 415, Al Ayre Español, Ricercar Consort, Dolce & Tempesta, Ensemble Concerto, the Bayerische Rundfunk Orchestra, l'Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla, l'Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra. He has sung in Europe, the United States, Mexico, Colombia, Lebanon, South Korea, Japan, Australia and New Zealand in some of the most prestigious theatres and concert halls, including: Teatro La Scala in Milan, Accademia di S. Cecilia, Teatro Regio in Turin, Teatro Real in Madrid, Opéra Royal in Versailles, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center NY, Citè de la Musique and Philarmonie in Paris, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Konzerthaus and Musikverein in Vienna, Auditorio Nacional de España, Festival of Flanders, Edinburgh Festival, etc. He has sung under the baton of Christoph Rousset, Philippe Herreweghe, Jordi Savall, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Ottavio Dantone, Fabio Biondi, Alfredo Bernardini, Philippe Pierlot, Sigiswald and Wijland Kuijken, , Eduardo Lopez-Banzo.
He has worked with directors such as Gilbert Deflo, Brockhaus, Davide Livermore, Jacopo Spirei, Hinnrich Hortskotte, Adrian Schwazstein, Bob Wilson. He received a 2008 Grammy Award nomination for his performance of La Musica in Monteverdi's L'Orfeo (R. Alessandrini, Naive 2007). He has recorded for Naïve, Glossa, Alia Vox, Opus 111, Stradivarius, Tactus, Symphonia, Dynamic, Fuga Libera, Christophorus, Deutschlandfunk, NovaAntiqua, Brilliant.

He currently teaches Renaissance and Baroque singing at the Conservatorio di Musica 'Venezze' in Rovigo.

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