Virginia Guidi (mezzosoprano, performer and writer) She specialized cum laude in Vocal Chamber Music at Conservatorio S. Cecilia in Rome with a dissertation about the relationship between performer and composer in the electroacoustic music in cooperation with Silvia Schiavoni. 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 S. 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).
Photo by Chiara Rossi
Photo by Marco Iacobucci
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), she cooperated with many composers. She has been part of Voxnova Italia since 2015 and she also founded CumTempora Ensemble and EVO Ensemble in 2017. 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” (a poems collection) and “Frammenti” (collection of short stories in cooperation with the painter SPIN3) – respectively published by “Edizioni Ensemble” in 2013 and “Empirìa” in 2018.
She has been the artistic director of the Classical Music Festival “Note tra I Calanchi” at Bagnoregio (VT) since 2012.