Virginia Guidi, mezzosoprano and writer
Virginia Guidi mezzosoprano performer - She graduated in Lirical Singing and Vocal Chamber Music at Conservatorio S. Cecilia in Rome where she also specialized cum laude in Vocal Chamber Music together with Silvia Schiavoni with a dissertation about the relationship between performer and composer in the electroacoustic music. She studied also electronic music with M° M. Lupone and M° N. Bernardini. She also studied lircal singing with Stefania Magnifico and contemporary singing with Alda Caiello, Silvia Schiavoni and Nicholas Isherwood.
She gained a theatrical competency particulary focused on the parisian school of Jaques Lecoq. She cooperated with prestigious agencies (ETI, Accademia Nazionale d’Arte Drammatica Silvio D’Amico, Accademia Nazionale di Danza, Conservatorio S. Cecilia, Conservatorio A. Casella, Accademia Tedesca Villa Massimo, Fondazione Isabella Scelsi). She attended many important festivals (EMUfest, Venice’s Biennale, Milano Pianocity, ArteScienza, San Leo Festival, MA/IN, ElettroAQustica) and famous artist’s installations (Allora&Caladilla, Thomas De Falco). She performed in Italy and abroad (Italian Embassy - Washington DC , National Centre of the Performing Arts - Beijing; Italian Culture Institut - Berlin; Auditorium Parco della Musica - Teatro Studio, Accademia Filarmonica Romana, Accademia Reale di Spagna, Accademia Tedesca Villa Massimo, Accademia d’Ungheria, Teatro India, Teatro Torlonia, Tecnopolo, GNAM, Macro, MAXXI, Goethe Institut, Casa Argentina, Istituto Giapponese di Cultura, Palazzo Caetani - Rome; Arena Flegrea - Naples; Teatro Metropolitan - Catania; Auditorium Shigeru Ban – L’Aquila; Teatro Savoia - Campobasso; Casa Cava - Matera; Arsenale - Venice), on italian television networks as well (RAI 1, RAI 2, RAI 5, Telepace). She cooperated with many composers including: M. Annunziata, A. Blanco Tejero, R. Boccio, E. Calandìn, M. Capuzzo, P. Citera, G. Colemann, D. De Simone, A. Di Scipio, T. Fantasia, P. Gatti, M. Giannoni, N. Giménez-Comas, N. Haering, A. Korsun, D. Lang, S. Lanzalone, G. Lorusso, M. Massimi, G. Nottoli, J. O’Callaghan, L. Pagliei, F. Placidi, T. Rash, F. Razzi, G. Silvi, F. Snoriguzzi, A. Taggeo e R. Riccardi. She moreover performed for many international premieres including pieces dedicated to her.
During ElettroAQustica 2019 at Conservatorio A. Casella in L’Aquila she held a workshop on the voice characteristics especially in contemporary music repertoire. She has been teaching together with Federico Placidi for a workshop about the voice in the electroacoustic music repertoire at Saint Louis College of Music in Rome since February 2020.
She cooperated with AlterEgo Ensemble, InDivenire Ensemble, BLOW UP Percussion and “ gruppo di Interpretazione MetaDiapason”. She has been part of Voxnova Italia since 2015 and she also founded CumTempora Ensemble and EVO Ensemble in 2017.
She is the artistic director of the Classical Music Festival “Note tra i Calanchi” at Bagnoregio (VT).
She won the IV edition of Michiko Hirayama’s Scholarship at Fondazione Scelsi.
She is also a writer and as such she made two books - “Una Storia senza nome” and “Frammenti” – respectively published by “Edizioni Ensemble” in 2013 and “Empirìa” in 2018.