Valentina Colonna

Italy


Valentina Colonna was born in Turin in 1990. She published in 2010 her first collection of poems Dimenticato suono (Manni) and in 2015 she released her new work La cadenza sospesa (Nino Aragno Editore). She stood out in several poetry competitions and in July 2014 she was presented as an emerging poet at Park Poetry Festival – 2014 (Rimini – Italy), for the section Letters to a Young Poet and at The Words of the mountain Festival (Smerillo – Fm – Italy) by Davide Rondoni who also dedicated an episode of In which way the world goes (a poetry program aired on RTV San Marino) to her and Giorgio Caproni. Her texts also appeared in magazines, scores, CDs and anthologies.

In 2013 she graduated with honors in Ancient Literature at the University of Turin, with an experimental thesis in Linguistics about standard Italian and Tourin Italian phonetics.

After graduating in Piano in 2011 with Luciana Bigazzi and then specialized with Ramin Bahrami and Paul Badura-Skoda, Valentina focused on the Baroque repertoire, studying Harpsichord with Béatrice Martin and Luca Guglielmi at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC) of Barcelona (Spain). On June 2014, with her final concert of solo harpsichord at L'Auditori of Barcelona and with her thesis about the rhetoric in the first three Bach sarabandes (BWV 825-BWV 827), she earned her Master’s Degree in interpretation of the ancient music, at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC). Her thesis was published in the catalan Recercat.

Currently she is specializing in Linguistics (historic specialism) at the University of Turin, with a thesis on the prosody of the poetry. She represents the reading committee for the Poetry section in the Literary Award InediTo – Colline di Torino and she’s working at several artistic projects.

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