Barbara Vignudelli & Stefano Malferrari
Biography Barbara Vignudelli & Stefano Malferrari
Born in Bologna (Italy), she is now living in Paris, where she works. Graduated at “F.Venezze” Conservatory in Rovigo (Italy) as Singer, at “L.Cherubini” Conservatory in Florence (Italy) in Vocal and Chamber Music with honors, she also owns a Master’s degree in Vocal and Chamber Music with honors at “G. Verdi” Conservatory, in Milan (directed by the soprano Stelia Doz) and a second level Master's degree on XXth Century Italian music.
She attended several courses and master-classes in chamber music (A. Ballista, D. Dorrow, L.Poli, G.Kuhn, S. Doz, G. Salvetti, G.Neuhold, D.Baldwin, A. Ballista, S. Walker, M. Martineau, R. Vignoles, L. Castellani).
As soloist soprano she collaborated with different Theaters and Musical Associations in Italy and abroad: Théatre National de Marseille, Venice Biennial, Italian National Broadcaster (RAI) Milan, Italian National Broadcaster (RAI) Symphonic Season Turin(E.Grieg Peer Gynt, K. Järvi dir.), Municipal Theater in Ferrara, Lyric season of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (E.Grieg Peer Gynt, G.Albrecht dir., F.Mendelssohn Elias, R.Abbado dir., Der Esels Schatten by R.Strauss, M. de Bernardt dir, L’Orfeo by C. Monteverdi Goldoni Theater inauguration R. Jacobs dir), Venice Cini Foundation, Puccini Festival Foundation (150° Strauss anniversary, lieder recital), Petruzzelli Theater Lyric Season in Bari (Musetta in Bohème by G.Puccini), Megaron Musiki - Athens (Il ritorno di Ulisse in Patria, T. Pinnock director), Schladminger Musiksommer -Austria, MiTo Festival, Sintra Festival - Lisboa – Portugal (Tosca by G.Puccini), Collège des Bernardins Paris, Saison Basilique Sainte Clotilde -Paris (St.Jean Passion di J.S.Bach), Festival de Normandie, Festival des arts de la Grange de Clavière - Saint Agrève, Saison Basilique St.Eustache Paris (Radio France), Rittersaal Schloss - Mannheim Allemagne, Auditorium Radio France (Paris).
She recorded for: BMG Ricordi, Tactus, Dynamic, S. Paolo Edition, Bongiovanni, R.A.I Turin, Brilliant, Decca.
Classified among the winners of a few international competitions (Enna, Senigallia), he gave concerts: recitals and soloist with orchestra (Warsaw Symphony Orchestra, Recife Symphony Orchestra, Accademia Bizantina), chamber music groups, and ensembles of contemporary music for celebrated Italian associations and concert halls, such as Sala Verdi (Milan), Philharmonic Academy (Rome), Teatro Comunale (Florence), and Teatro Comunale (Bologna). Other concerts have been given in Europe (Switzerland, France, Germany, Sweden, Croatia, Iceland, Norway, Great Britain, Spain, Russia, Greece), middle and south America (Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Brazil, Chile, Argentina and Ecuador), and Asia (Kazakstan, Thailand).
He played in several international festivals: “Rossini Opera Festival” (Pesaro), “Festival dei Due Mondi” (Spoleto), “Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (Florence)”, “MilanoMusica” (Milan), “Settembre Musica” (Turin), “Biennale Musica” (Venice), “Cité de la musique” (Strasbourg) and “International Bergen Festival” (Bergen, Norway), Ravenna Festival, Dimitria Festival (Thessaloniki).
Very committed to chamber music and Lieder repertoire, he played with many renowned musicians, e.g., the flautists Andrea Griminelli, Giorgio Zagnoni, the pianist Jörg Demus, the violinist Domenico Nordio, the sopranos Dimitra Theodossiu, Irina Lungu and Lorna Windsor and the mezzo Monica Bacelli.
He has devoted particular attention to the contemporary repertoire by collaborating with the violinist Enzo Porta, the flautist Annamaria Morini, and the pianist Mauro Castellano; on many occasions he presented works in first absolute execution, by collaborating with composers such as Sylvano Bussotti, Jonathan Harvey, Tristan Murail, Adriano Guarnieri, Paolo Aralla, Cristina Landuzzi, and Chiara Benati. He has taken part in many contemporary music ensembles, e.g. Octandre (Bologna), FontanaMIX (Bologna), European Music Project (Ulm, Sweden) and Zephir Ensemble (Palermo).