MARTINA ZAMBELLI

 

 SINGER

MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST

EDUCATION

 

Martina was born in Milan on 7th October 1986. She started musical studies in 2000 at Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi of Milan, where she graduated in recorder and traversiere with the highest marks with M° Giovanni Battista Columbro (conductor of the Baroque Orchestra of Cremona) and in opera singing, first with M° Giovanni Ovidio Mastino (master of, among others, Piero Pretti) and then with M° Delfo Menicucci (vocal coach of, among others, Andrea Bocelli and Francesco Renga). She studied conducting with M° Domenico Zingaro (master of, among others, Alfonso Caiani and Ruben Jais). In 2005 Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi awarded Martina with a letter of commendation for her artistic value. In 2004 she took part in a renaissance music master class held by M° René Clemencic and in 2009 in a conducting master class held by M° Tristan Malbran (Electo Silva's pupil). Since 2011 she has attended the master classes held by M° Jamal Ouassini (Franco Battiato's violinist and arranger) on Arabic music system. In 2012 she studied popular singing at Conservatorio Arrigo Boito of Parma with M° Rossana Casale. She is currently specializing with M° Gabriella Scalise. In 2016 she started to follow M° Stephen Connolly's workshops (bass in King's Singers from 1987 until 2010) on choral singing and choral conducting.  

CAREER

After her studies, Martina started an intense, versatile and eclectic performing activity as opera singer, vocalist, recorder player and conductor, in many Italian, European and American cities such as Genoa, Turin, Cuneo, Novara, Magenta, Vigevano, Varese, Milan, Pavia, Cremona, Mantova, Verona, Boulogne, Rome, Civitanova, Pescara, Salerno, Potenza, Bari, Alghero, Sassari, Bern, Salzburg, Prague, Stockholm, Paris, Malaga, Seville, Granada, Ibiza and New York City. Since 2003 she has been collaborating with “Il Mecenate” art association and since 2010 with the guitarist and composer Giulio Nenna. She was singer, recorder and flute player, arranger and conductor of the Young Mediterranean Ensemble (vocal and instrumental ensemble) for “Kalinifta” music album. In 2011 she worked with the accordion player and composer Antonio Disabato for a music album. She taught vocal, rhythm and solfeggio at middle school Cuoco – Sassi, linked to Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi (Milan), opera and modern singing at L’Altramusica school (Milan), at Monguzzi Civic School of Music (Biassono) and at Music Time School (Milan). She conducted the children choir of Collegio delle Dame Inglesi (Merate), the children choir of the Istituto Ampezzo Maria Consolatrice (Milan) and the children choir of Istituto Marcelline Quadronno (Milan), formerly conducted by M° Ettore Pozzoli. In 2011 she conducted Chorus Insubriae, the University of Insubria choir. In 2015 she has started to collaborate with the bass player M° Andrea Donati and his vocal ensemble Humana Vox, at his debute album as a composer. Roles in opera repertoire: Annina and Flora (La Traviata, G. Verdi); Aennchen (Der Freischutz, C. M. von Weber); Nedda (Pagliacci, R. Leoncavallo); Leonora (Il Trovatore, G. Verdi); Mimì (La Bohème, G. Puccini); Andromaca (Le Sconfitte, C. Gay). Roles in musical repertoire: Mary Magdalene (Jesus Christ Superstar, A. L. Webber); Christine (The Phantom of the Opera, A. L. Webber). Actually she is Costanza De' Benci in the new musical about Leonardo da Vinci (Leonardo: Tezla's Dream) written and directed by the bluesman Billy Branch and the pianist Cristina Di Sciorno.

 

 

TODAY

 

Since 2003 she has been teaching opera singing, pop singing, recorder, traversiere, flute, solfeggio and piano. Since 2011 she has been the conductor of Coro Bocconi, the Luigi Bocconi University of Milan choir, and since 2013 of the Bloopers Choir. She also conducted Chorus Insubriae of Insubriae University from January 2016 until March 2017. In 2013 she founded and started conducting the Medit-lab Orchestra, young instrumental ensemble specializing in ethno music, particularly from Spain and Latin America. Since 2010 Martina collaborates with the guitarist and composer Giulio Nenna and since January 2015 with the bassist and composer Andrea Donati. She founded and plays and sing, since February 2015, with Eileen Og, a folk band that plays celtic and country music. She sings also, from 2015, with Cherry Three, a female vocal trio with a repertoire that goes to hot jazz and swing from the 20s to the 60s. In 2015 she founded and manage D'Amore e di Musica, an agency of music and entertainment, specialized in organizing events and weddings. Martina regularly performs as a singer, recorder and traversiere player, and conductor. She dedicates to a constant research in vocal and flute fields, toward a new musical language mixing classical studies and Mediterranean culture, getting inspiration by Ennio Morricone, Dulce Pontes and Lisa Gerrard.