Valentina Colonna

Italy


Valentina Colonna is an Italian poetess and piano composer. She was born in Turin in a family of musicians. She published poetry books Dimenticato suono (Manni, 2010) and La cadenza sospesa (Aragno, 2015). She stood out in several poetry competitions and she was presented as an emerging poet by Davide Rondoni. Since 2016 she has been promoted by Versopolis – where poetry lives. In 2017 her poetry debuted abroad in Austria, Germany and Spain: her poems were published in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Also, Centro Cultural Tina Modotti of Caracas is interested in her poetry and her poems are translated also to Polish and English.
Her lyrics appeared on several reviews, magazines, music scores, CDs, anthologies and literary sites. She has been reviewed by several national newspapers.
She graduated with honors in Ancient Literature from the University of Turin, where she gained a master’s degree in Linguistics with honors and was recommended for publication in 2017. She is working on her Ph.D. in Digital Humanities (Linguistics) at the University of Genoa and University of Turin. She is dedicated to phonetics and her research project is focused on the prosody of Italian poetry. After gaining her Master’s degree in Piano in 2011 with Luciana Bigazzi and specialization with Ramin Bahrami and Paul Badura-Skoda, Valentina focused on the Baroque repertoire: she studied Harpsichord with Béatrice Martin and Luca Guglielmi at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC) of Barcelona (Spain), where she earned her Master’s Degree in interpretation of the ancient music. Now she is devoted to piano composition and she performs her new concert projects with her piano music and poetry. She also worked with Vatican Radio.

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