Antonia Valente

Piano

Dedicated chamber musician and music promoter, Antonia is renowned as partner of prominent musicians on international stages, touring and performing in Germany, France, Netherlands, UK, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Alger. She’s the founder of Ensemble’05, 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 the “Ritratti Festival”: the resulting 15 seasons have ever since been critically recognized and acclaimed, while enabling Antonia to expand her skills through very different repertoires, and have combined spectacular line-ups including artists such as Jennie Abrahamson, Giovanni Sollima, Cristina Zavalloni, Marcelo Nisinman, Per Arne Glorvigen, Enrico Bronzi, Claudio Martinez-Mehner, Muriel Cantoreggi, Eddie Daniels, Betty Garcès, Manuela Custer a.o.

She’s been collaborative pianist and performer in Fondazione “Paolo Grassi” – Martina Franca and its Festival Internazionale della Valle d’Itria, invited for 5 seasons in a row.

The experience acquired by leading Ritratti Festival have lead to invitations also as a artistic consultant and administrator for the programming of several other activities, such as the European project “Italian moods through times” and “Small nations big sounds” and “Travelling trough landscapes” at the 40th Festival della Valle d’Itria chamber music series (2014), the “Novecento e oltre” concerts” in the 41st “Festival della Valle d’Itria”, the Fondazione “Paolo Grassi” thematic concerts, Grandi Interpreti al Radar (2019).

Since 2012, she has also devoted herself to pedagogy, as a free lance piano accompanist for instrumental students and vocal coach for singers. 2013 to 2018, she’s been engaged as collaborative pianist and coach at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover and she’s also professor for piano accompaniment in Lecce Conservatory Of Music. She’s currently living Madrid, where she’s engaged as a collaborative pianist for viola, violin and cello at Escuela de Musica Reina Sofia, and Centro Superior de Enseñanza Musical Katarina Gurska.

Antonia began her musical studies at the Monopoli Conservatory “N.Rota” where she earned her Solo Diploma under the guidance of R.Bollea and B.Lupo. She completed also her Master studies at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg, with E.Kolodin, and in 2008 she was also awarded a Master for soloists with orchestra at the “N.Rota” Conservatory. Influential mentors and teachers have included C.Martinez-Mehner, S. Santangelo A.Jasinskzi, C.Burato, R.Levin, K.Moretti as well as K.Bogino, J.Widmann, JP. Schulze, Justus Zeyen for chamber music and Lied.

As a performer, she had her discographic debut in 2015 with “Mauro Giuliani, rarities and masterpieces” – SMC Records (Amadeus Magazine 5 stars Disc of the month, Jan, 2016)


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