Silvia Belfiore

(Born in 7th April 1967  in Alessandria, Italy, where she lives). She took her degree in piano at the Conservatory “Vivaldi” in Alaessandria and graduated in Music at the University in Bologna (Italy). Her most important professional events and projects include: “Donna tutto si fa per te” with the “InsoliteInsieme” ensemble (2 voices, piano and doublebass),  “Nuovi suoni e profumi dall’Africa” (piano solo), “Mediterraneus” (piano and percussion), “Lussuria – un viaggio di parole e musica attraverso l’erotismo al femminile” (actriss and piano), “Musica dall’Africa” (voice and piano).
Discography:  “Maurizio Barbetti” – Music Worx PHM 940926B – 1994 – music for viola and piano by Morton Feldman; “Petrassi – Respighi – Perosi” – VideoRadio VR CL 000281 – 1996 – music for violin and piano by Petrassi, Respighi and Perosi; “Tradizione popolare e linguaggio colto nell’Ottocento e Novecento musicale piemontese” – ATB9801 – 1998 – music for violin and piano by Luigi Perrachio; “Francesco Molino, virtuoso della cappella di S. M. il Re di Sardegna” – RUS 552088.2 - 1998 – music for fortepiano and guitar by Francesco Molino; double CD “La musica di Napoleone” – NAP 001/002 – 2000 – music for piano solo / piano, violin, cello / voice, piano, guitar, violin, cello by Mezger, Pleyel, Kummel; “Prelude for meditation” – VelNet– 2001 – music for piano solo by Cage, Scelsi, Vaglini, Benedetti, Montagner, Fortner, Cisternino; “SWF” – Sudwestfünk di Baden Baden, Stuttgart, Freiburg – 2002 – music for piano solo by Brizzi, Scelsi, Cisternino, Flammer; “Omaggio all’Africa” – 2013 – music for piano solo

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Silvia Benzi

(born 18th March 1967 in Alessandria, Italy, where she lives), singer and composer. From 1992 to 1996 she studied at the Centro Jazz in Torino with Giovanni Grimaldi, Luigi Tessarollo and Pino Russo. She partecipated in the Umbria Jazz workshop with teachers of the Berklee College of Music in Boston. From 1997 to 2000 she studied jazz singing, voice and repertoire with Danila Satragno. She teaches contemporary singing at the Circolo Amici della Musica "P. Piacentini" in Valenza and with A. Girbaudo she directs the choir "Joy Singers Choir"(contemporary gospel and jazz). She has performed in concerts with the "B&B Jazz Group", she sings in the "E.T. Big Band" in Acqui Terme, and since 2005 she collaborated with the "Orchestra B. Bruni" in Cuneo, as chorister of the jazz choir.

Silvia Bianchera in Bettinelli

(Born in 1943, in  Rome, she lives in Brescia, Italy). She graduated in Canto and Composition at the Conservatory “Giuseppe Verdi” in Milano with Jolanda Magnoni and Bruno Bettinelli. As soprano she made her debut when  was twenty years old in the “Euridice” by Peri at the Teatro Grande in Brescia and in the “Beggar’s Opera” by Britten. She founded the trio Bianchera with Luciano Tessari and Mariella Levati the “Trio Bianchera” specialized in the contemporary repertoire. As composer, she won competitions such as RAI (1970), Città di Varese (1978) and the “Enzo Muccetti” Award in Parma (1979). For many years she has written, upon the invitation of the Angelicum in Milano, a series of dances for ballet performances. Eminent performers of her works have been the conductors Aldo Ceccato, Mario Conter and Daniele Gatti and the “Quartetto di Milano”, the “Rondò Clarinet Trio” and Molly Vivian Huang in prestigious halls such as Sala Puccini, Sala Grande of the Conservatory in Milano, Piccolo Teatro, Angelicum, Teatro Grande in Brescia and  Teatro Regio in Parma. In March 2008,within the International conference “In-audita musica”, at the Conservatory in Novara, a monographic concert was dedicated to her. For  some years she has  collaborated  with the magazine “Lunario nuovo – Musica di Catania”.
Selected works: “Minimae” for chamber orchestra – 1972; “Tre movimenti” for clarinet and piano – 1978; “Varianti” for bassoon and 11 string – 1979; “Linee” for viola, clarinet and piano – 1982; “Canzone a tre” for clarinet, cello and piano – 1985; “Improvvisazione” for violin and piano – 1986; “D’eco” for piano – 1992; “Specchi” for piano – 1993; “Ciris” for string orchestra – 1998; “Lunarie” for flutes quartet – 1999
Discography: “Improvvisazione” for violin and piano, “…et s’amie” for oboe and soprano; “D’eco” for piano, (Edizioni Rugginenti, Milano 1994 – CD with Beatrice Campodonico, Barbara Rettagliati and Simonetta Sargenti), “Antologia Monografica”, vol.I, 1997; “Imitazione” for piano and voice (CD anthology vol. II, Edizioni Rugginenti, Milano 2000)

(Roma, 1943), Bresciana di adozione si è diplomata presso il Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi di Milano in Canto e Composizione sotto la guida di Jolanda Magnoni e Bruno Bettinelli. Ha debuttato a vent‟anni nell‟Euridice di Peri al Teatro Grande di Brescia e nella Beggar’s Opera di Britten. Ha fondato con Luciano Tessari e Mariella Levati il “Trio Bianchera” specializzato nel repertorio contemporaneo. Come compositrice ha vinto diversi concorsi importanti e per molti anni ha scritto, su invito del Angelicum di Milano, una serie di Danze per spettacoli di balletto. Illustri interpreti dei suoi lavori sono stati i direttori Aldo Ceccato, Mario Conter e Daniele Gatti ed il Quartetto di Milano, il Rondò Clarinet Trio e Molly Vivian Huang in sale di prestigio quali la Sala Puccini, la Sala Grande del Conservatorio di Milano, il Piccolo Teatro, l‟Angelicum, il Teatro Grande di Brescia ed il Teatro Regio di Parma. Nel Marzo 2008, all‟interno del Convegno Internazionale “In-audita musica”, presso il Conservatorio di Novara, le è stato dedicato un concerto monografico. Da alcuni anni collabora con la rivista Lunario nuovo – Musica di Catania. Le sue registrazioni discografiche includono Improvvisazione per violino e pianoforte, - …et s’amie per oboe e soprano, D’eco per pianoforte, (Edizioni Rugginenti, Milano 1994), ed un‟Antologia Monografica, vol.I, 1997.

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