TIZIANA SCANDALETTI, defined by The Washington Post as “a big voice who projects both humor and theatricality vividly”, is professor and head of Vocal Chamber Music at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan. Graduated with top marks in Singing at the Vicenza Conservatory and graduated with honors in History of Music at the University of Padua, she attended specialization courses with Nino Albarosa, René Clemencic, Alan Curtis, Virginio Puecher, Andrè von Ramm, Magda Olivero, Susanna Ghione and has won national and international awards.
A specialist in Twentieth Century and Contemporary Music, she has collaborated as soprano soloist with Teatro alla Scala and Società dei Concerti of Milan, Accademia Nazionale Santa Cecilia and Teatro Argentina in Rome, MiTo Festival in Turin and Milan, Fondazione Arena di Verona, Sagra Musicale Umbra, Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali and Milano Classica, Orchestra Regionale della Toscana (ORT), Philarmonic Orchestras of Turin and Baku, Orchestra of the National Radio and Television of Azerbaijan, Teatro Carlo Felice of Genoa, Municipal Theaters of Bologna and Modena, Teatro Sociale of Rovigo, “I Teatri” di Reggio Emilia, Teatro La Fenice in Venice and, furthermore, with dozens of festivals and concert seasons in Italy (Alba Music Festival, Amici della Musica in Milan, Modena, Palermo, Pistoia, Trapani, Udine, Venice, Antidogma Musica and Accademia Stefano Tempia – Turin, II Maggio Association and Centro Musica Contemporanea – Milan, Emilia Romagna Festival, GAMO – Florence, The Arretium Concerts – Arezzo, European Meetings with Music – Bergamo, Irpinia Festival – Avellino, New Musical Spaces, Music d’Oggi, Incontri Musicali, PentArte and Nuova Consonanza – Rome, Solisti Dauni – Foggia, Sonopolis – Venice, Spazio Musica – Cagliari, Spazio Novecento – Cremona, On the wings of the twentieth century – Brescia, Teatro della Fortuna – Fano, Traiettorie Sonore – Como , etc.) and a large number of foreign institutions including RedCat in Los Angeles, Mugham Center in Baku, UMBC in Baltimore, Beijing Modern Music Festival, Berkeley and Stanford University, Unerhörte Musik Berlin, Centro Cultural San Martin in Buenos Aires, Sibelius Academy of Helsinki, Taras Shevchenko University of Kiev, Gasteig of Munich, Conservatories of Moscow and St. Petersburg, Rutgers State University of New Jersey, Mannes College of New York, Sydney Conservatorium, Ilkhom Theater Tashkent, Ulaan Baatar Opera House, Pyatt Hall and UBC in Vancouver, Music Gardens Festival in Warsaw, Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo-Toronto, etc.
Many composers have dedicated works to her voice, including Ennio Morricone and Giacomo Manzoni, Marcello Abbado, Claudio Ambrosini, Andrea Basevi, Giorgio Battistelli, Umberto Bombardelli, Giovanni Bonato, Gilberto Bosco, Curt Cacioppo, Beatrice Campodonico, Pieralberto Cattaneo, Fabio Cifariello Ciardi, Alberto Colla, Giorgio Colombo Taccani, Azio Corghi, Fabrizio De Rossi Re, David Del Puerto, Luigi Esposito, Fabrizio Festa, David Froom, Ada Gentile, Giuseppe Giuliano, Giovanni Guaccero, Adriano Guarnieri, Richard Hermann, Carlo Alessandro Landini, Antonello Lerda, Paola Livorsi, Luca Lombardi, Giovanni Mancuso, Andrea Mannucci, Marco Molteni, Vito Palumbo, Marcello Panni, Riccardo Piacentini, Piera Pistono, Maria Radeschi, Paolo Rosato, Alessandro Solbiati, Rossella Spinosa, Daniela Terranova, Roberta Vacca, Fabio Vacchi, Dmitri Yanov-Yanovski.
With the composer and pianist Riccardo Piacentini she regularly collaborates on Photo-Music and Soundwatching projects and has formed the acclaimed DUO ALTERNO, active since February 1997 (first performance in Vancouver at the Italian Contemporary Music Festival) with over than six hundred concerts and master-classes in sixty Countries of the world, particularly for the promotion of the Twentieth Century and Contemporary Italian Repertoire for voice and piano.
Among the other artists and ensemble with whom she has collaborated: Guido Arbonelli, Jeremy Bell, Guido Boselli, Daniela Cammarano, Sandro Cappelletto, Enrico Di Felice, Francesco Dillon, Roberto Fabbriciani, Katja Erfurth, Bryan Johanson, Oreste Lionello, Michele Lomuto, Massimo Mercelli, Sara Minelli, Anna Maria Morini, Ivo Nilsson, Giuseppe Nova, Franca Nuti, Moni Ovadia, Rocco Parisi, Quirino Principe, Madeleine Shapiro, Gianni Trovalusci, Davide Vendramin. Among the ensembles: Academia Montis Regalis and Antidogma Musica of Turin, ArteRia of Matera, Ex Novo of Venice, Nuovo Contrappunto of Florence, Penderecki String Quartet of Toronto, Pentarte Ensemble of Rome, Studio for New Music of Moscow.
She has recorded for the CD labels Ariston-Ricordi, Curci, Datum-Stradivarius, Edipan, Nuova Era, Stradivarius, Urania Records. Particularly appreciated the project with Nuova Era on the Italian historical Twentieth Century Italian Repertoire with seven CDs, four of which monographic on Giorgio Federico Ghedini, Alfredo Casella, Franco Alfano, and the six Stradivarius CDs “La voce contemporanea in Italia”, a large research project unique in the international recording scene, with also musicological contributions by Quirino Principe, Paolo Petazzi, Guido Barbieri, Carmelo Di Gennaro, Andrea Bedetti, Stefano Leoni. Latest production, with Urania Records 2018 “Tosti 1916. The last Songs on original Erard piano 1904”. Other recordings for RAI, RSI, Vatican Radio, National Radio and Television of Algeria, Australia, China, Kazakhstan, India, Peru, Uzbekistan.
Since 1995 she has collaborated on the artistic programs of Rive-Gauche Concerti, reknown musical association of which she is at today artistic co-director and vicepresident. She has published musicological essays for Cleup, Curci, Il Saggiatore, Il Santo, Neri Pozza, Il Mulino.
Some reviews on Tiziana Scandaletti
Sorprendente actuación del italianísimo Duo Alterno
23 aprile 2018