antonela

Antonela grew up in a musicians' family. After graduating with honors in classical violin at the Conservatorio G. Verdi in Milan, Italy, she continued her studies at the renowned Hochschule fur Musik in Cologne, Germany, and successfully graduated in Jazz and Latin Vocals at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. She has been touring in most European countries, collaborating with talented musicians of the jazz music scene. Currently based in the Côte d'Azur, she is active as a singer, violinist and composer.

"Warm and elegant, light in elaborated improvisation, her voice attracts with touching interpretation." (Anna Elis de Jong)

Musical biography

- Professional experience -

In The Netherlands:

she sang for Live Virus radio, at "De­ Machinist" with her Trio, in the series of concerts of "Rotterdam Delfshaven", at the "Korenbeurs" in Schiedam, on the beautiful stage of Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam. She performed in the "Grounds" concert hall of Rotterdam with numerous groups and as a soloist vocalist with "Codarts & Royal Conservatory Big Band" under the direction of Ilja Reijngoud, at "Doulen Theater" as a guest singer with Itamar Erez and Yishai Apterman, with her Brazilian Trio at "The Doulen Cafe´ ". She collaborated with the tango Ensemble "Tango Tinto" In Rotterdam and The Hague.

In Switzerland:

she worked with saxophonist and composer Rodrigo Botter Maio, performing extensively his compositions,with Ignacio Floriano Junior, Oliver Pellet, Giorgio Barbera, Joao Bastos, Pablo Allende Ferranti, Pablo Lacolla and others, singing in several music venues; at Lebewohlfabrik, Cafe´ Mambo, El Social in Zuerich, Seedamm Plaza Hotel in Pfa¨ffikon among others. 

In Paris:

since 2013 Antonela is involved in Divernuance Duo project, with cellist Tomo Rozman; this duo researches the vast repertoire of popular and jazz music, proposing a choice of original and elegant arrangements for voice and cello. She has performed with Divernuance Duo in Paris at Le Petit The´a^tre Du Bonheur, Le Carre´ Parisien, La Barricade, Le Kibe´le´ , Onze Bar, La Cantine Fabien, for the Fondation Ste Marie and in several private concerts, at the Chateau de la Celle­Saint ­Cloud, at Millenote Club and Atelier Vito Scamarcia in Italy, at Adopte l' Annexe in Ivry sur Seine,at Le Canape´ in Gif ­sur­ Yvette. 

She collaborates in Antonela Luci´a Quartet with pianist Giovanni Ceccarelli, double bass player Mauro Gargano, drummer Christophe Bras; this quartet is dedicated mainly to her own compositions and jazz arrangements; they recently performed at the renowned jazz club Sunside ­Sunset in Paris. 

She sings a selected repertoire of Brazilian-­jazz music in Antonela Lucía Brazilian Group, with pianist Laurent de Oliveira, bassist Gerson Saeki and drummer Christophe Bras;they recently performed at the renowned jazz club Le Baiser Salé, in Paris.

- Music education -

Antonela took her first piano lessons with five years old in Milan, Italy, where she was admitted at the Conservatory "Giuseppe Verdi" in 1993.

From 1993 to 1999 she was a member and soloist of the "Coro delle Voci Bianche" of the "Teatro alla Scala" in Milan, singing in numerous concerts and operas including"La Boheme" with Mirella Freni, "La Gioconda", "Mephistopheles" and "Carmina Burana". In December 1995, she participated as a soloist in the role of one of three genes in the opera "The Magic Flute" by Mozart, under the direction of Riccardo Muti. After her violin diploma with honors at the Conservatorio G. Verdi in Milan, she continued her studies at the renowned Hochschule für Musik in Cologne, Germany. From 2009 to 2011 Antonela studied Jazz ­ Vocals with Reinette van Zijtveld­Lustig at the Hochschule für Musik of Wuerzburg, Germany. From 2011 to 2013 she specialized in Brazilian music and Latin jazz at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten ­ Codarts in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, studying as well vocal jazz improvisation with saxophone player Simon Rigter and trumpet player Jarmo Hoogendijk. In 2013 she has been working in Zuerich, Switzerland, collaborating with numerous musicians, in particular with composer and saxophone player Rodrigo Botter Maio. In Paris she collaborates with numerous musicians and with her projects Antonela Lucia Quartet, Antonela Lucia Brazilian Group, Divernuance Duo. She is currently living in Nice.

- CV ­ Violinist -

1988 First piano lessons in Milan,Italy. 

1993-2009 Violin and piano lessons at the Conservatory "G. Verdi" in Milan. 

1993-­1999 Member and soloist of the "Children's choir" of Teatro alla Scala in Milan.

2003 Violin lessons under the direction of Dejan Bogdanovich in Bergamo Academy,Italy. 

2005 Violin Diploma with honors at the Conservatory "G. Verdi" in Milan. 

2005-2009 Studies at the renowned "Hochschule fuer Musik" of Cologne,Germany, under the direction of Professor Gorjan Kosuta.

Masterclasses 

2001 Masterclass in Portogruaro, Italy, ­with Professor Yulia Berinskaya. 

2002-­2003 stage-courses organized by the first members of the "Teatro alla Scala "of Milan, at the New Theatre in Varese, Italy. 

2003-­2004 Masterclass in Chioggia, Italy, with Professor Dejan Bogdanovich. 

2005 Masterclass at Mozarteum Salzburg, Austria, with Professor Igor Ozim. 2006 Masterclass in Feldkirchen, Austria, ­ with Professor Gorjan Kosuta. 

2008 Masterclass in Bled, Slovenia with ­ Professor Helfried Fister and Masterclass Chamber Music in Farra d'Isonzo, Italy, ­with Professor Jurgen Kussmaul.

Violin competitions 

2002 Fourth prize at the International Competition in San Bartolomeo al Mare, Italy.

2002 First prize at the National Competition of Verbania, Italy.

Professional experience as a violinist

Antonela has worked with orchestras and chamber music ensembles throughout Europe. In Italy: ACAM, Orchestra Sinfonica di Lecco, Orchestra Guido Cantelli, Archi della Scala. In Germany: Junge Philharmonie Koeln, with whom she worked in the UK, Ireland and Spain. In the field of popular music she played with the Tango Ensemble "Estilo Tango", participating in numerous events and festivals: Festival Latinoamericando, Ca'Bianca, Café del Tio in Milan, among others.