ALICE ROSSI

Alice Rossi was born in Varese (Italy) in 1992. From 2011 till 2018 she studied singing, pedagogy and contemporary music with Barbara Zanichelli and Luisa Castellani at the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana in Lugano. Currently she is attaining a Master in Opera at the University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart with Turid Karlsen.

Additonally she has attended numerous masterclasses to refine different types of repertoire with notable international artists such as Richard Wistreich, Helmut Lachenmann, Marcin Habela, Gabriella Sborgi, Janina Baechle, and Mitsuko Shirai, Jennifer Larmore, Julius Drake, Katalin Karòly, Elly Ameling, Robert Holl and Helmut Deutsch.

Concerning competitions, she won the Mosetti scholarship of Lausanne in 2013, she received 3rd prize at the Cesti Competition of Baroque Opera in Innsbruck in 2015, 1st prize from the Kiefer Hablizel Foundation 2016, two special prizes “Daniela Dessi” and “Cosmopolit Music Art” at the Elsa Respighi Chamber Music Competition in Verona, 3rd prize at the Hilde Zadek Voice Competition of Vienna in 2017.

She made her operatic debut in 2013 playing the role of Lucia in Benjamin Britten's opera The Rape of Lucretia with musical director Arturo Tamayo at the Palazzo dei Congressi in Lugano. In 2014 she performed Songs By Myself and Nenia: the Death of Orpheus by Harrison Birtwistle during Sir Herry’s Songs festival dedicated to the 80th birthday of the composer in Hannover, in collaboration with Das Neue Ensamble under the direction of Stefan Asbury. Her recent performances as a contemporary music interpreter include »Prima! Le Parole«, at NDR Landesfunkhaus in Hannover where she interpreted Avanture and Nouvelles Avanture by G. Ligeti; Acht Brücken Festival in Cologne at the Kölner Philarmonie, where she preformed Songs by Myself by H. Birtwistle, and Sequenza III for solo voice by L. Berio. She has performede many world premieres of contemporary compositions, such as Il Giardino della Vita by J. M. Sanches Verdù in the role of the Angel at Palazzo dei Congressi in Lugano, the cicle Songs of the Holy Forest by H. Birthwistle at Kölner Philarmonie, Il Pendolo delle Passioni by F. Hoch at Lugano Arte e Cultura, Passio Perpetua by N. von Ritter-Zahony, Silence, dans mes mains, à naître by A. Alsina Tarrés at Festival Lavaux Classic, Cully, Due Madrigali by L. Vago for the Italian Society of Contemporary Music (SIMC) at the Palazzina Liberty in Milano.

She is also a sought after performer of ancient and baroque music: she interpreted the role of Regina in the oratorio S. Giovanni Nepomuceno by A. Caldara, in collaboration with La Divina Armonia directed by Lorenzo Ghielmi at the Salzburger Bachgeselleschaft; she interpreted Euridice in Orfeo by C. Monteverdi at the Teatro Comunale C. Abbado of Ferrara. In 2017 she took part in the opening concert of the Early Music Festival of Utrecht, at Trivoliredenburg, Grote Zaal, where she performed cantatas by Bach, Buxtehude and Lübeck; in 2018 she collaborates with the baroque Ensemble Il Gardellino under the direction of P. Van Heygen, she took part in the MAfestival in Brouges and Musica Sacra festival in Maastricht, with music by J. Mysliveček.

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