Simona Palumbo Music

© Nicola Davide Angerame GRP TV, 2020


Simona Palumbo was born in Turin on July 2nd 1973, she lives and works in Turin, North of Italy. She has been studied modern/classic/contemporary dance for 17 years (1986-2003) specializing in dance-theater, in the style of Pina Bausch. She worked as a dancer, singer and actress in 2 dance companies (lepartiminime, Le Ginestre). She graduated on acting and singing school at Tangram Theatre Academy (1993-1996). She studied at CFM (Music Center Training Graduation) jazz chant and music theory (1998-2001). She obtained a certificate in professional use of the voice according to the functional vocal method of Gisela Romhert Lichtenberger Institute and Mod.a.i. Academy (2014-2015). She graduated in Philosophy specializing in Theatrical Aesthetics at Turin University (2002). She took in Milan a post graduate Master of “Cultural Events Organization” (2003).

She worked at Press Office of Teatro Stabile Torino (2003-2006). She continued studying modern chant with professional workshops. In 2014 she started studying classical chant by winning a scholarship. Then she continued until today (2022) with various teachers, both tenors and sopranos. Since 2019 her teacher is Matteo Pavlica, Piano Maestro and solo Tenor, artist of the choir of the Teatro Regio in Turin.

In 2004 she produces her first EP of Bossanova music: “duoinbossa“.

From 2015 until 2022 in contract with Label and musical editions/productions Fraghola Entertainment, she publishes 4 album, 2 of elettropop music and 2 of latin sounds and songs: “Treasures” (2015), “impression” (2020), Latin Land (2021), Latin Duets” (up coming on December 2022). All album are composed by covers rivisitated and Simona’s original songs, written in collaboration with various artists.

Photo with Matteo Pavlica – 2021

Studies and training

open and see the CULTURAL TRAINING

1988: English Language Certificate “REGENT SUMMER SCHOOL CERTIFICATE”, one month, 5 hours a day, mandatory frequency, Weymouth, England.

 1989: English Language certificate “COURSE CERTIFICATE EF”, Edinburgh, Scotland, duration 1 month, 5 hours a day, frequency required 81990: DIPLOMA “PRELIMINARY ENGLISH TEST”, English language, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE, LOCAL EXAMINATIONS SYNDICATE, TURIN, DURATION 1 YEAR, compulsory attendance 

1991: DIPLOMA “FIRST CERTIFICATE”, English language, University of Cambridge, LOCAL EXAMINATION SYNDACATE, INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATIONS, Turin, duration 1 year, compulsory attendance

1992: LINGUISTIC HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA (3 languages, written and spoken: English, French, Spanish), Erasmus Da Rotterdam Private High School, 1st in Turin


2003: Award “THESIS OF GRADUATION IN TURIN”, BOOK FAIR, 2003, Lingotto Fiere, Turin

2003: CERTIFICATE Master Post Laurea “CULTURAL EVENT ORGANIZATION TECHNIQUES”, Milan, duration 1 year, mandatory frequency 8 hours a day, Lombardy Region, admission with selection.

1997-2001: Certificate “Music Training Centre”, jazz singing and music theory at CFM (Music Training Centre) Turin. Entrance with selection, mandatory frequency, 4 hours per week. Duration 3 years.

Subjects: modern singing technique, music theory, solfeggio, complementary piano.

Masters of music theory and solfeggio: Giancarlo Capozzoli, Guido Canavese

Complementary piano masters and musical accompaniment: Riccardo Ruggeri, Fabio Gorlier

Jazz singing teachers: Elisabetta Prodon, Rossella Cangini

Individual lessons modern singing (jazz) as a mezzo-soprano with: Barbara Raimondi 2003-2005, Rossella Cangini 2007-2012

Individual lessons classical singing as a dramatic opera soprano with: Wally Salio (soprano) 2014, Alexandra Zabala (international soprano) 2015-2016, Armando Donà (tenor) 2017-2018, Tatiana Korra (soprano) 2018-2019, Davide Pellissero (baritone) 2019, Matteo Pavlica (current tenor Coro Teatro Regio Torino) 2019-on going

open and see the ARTISTIC TRAINING


1986-1995: modern dance studio with ENRICA PATRITO, DON MARASIGAN, CRISTINA VIOTTI, Turin/Alassio (Sv)

1993-1999: Afro dance studio with Katina Genero, Turin/Alassio (Sv)

1995-1999: classical dance studio with PERITI VIRTANEN, Massaua School, Turin


1994-1999: SEMINARS in Piedmont and Tuscany with Italian teachers (including Sosta Palmizi) and foreigners (including Zygmund Molyk) of professional deepening in: BODY EXPRESSION,  SCENICAL MOVEMENTS, CHOREOGRAPHY, IMPROVISATION, DANCE THEATRE (der. Pina Bausch)

2000: Contemporary dance at DANCE SPACE vocational school, New York City, USA, duration 1 month, 6 hours a day.


1997: Diploma in acting and singing at the compulsory school (12 hours per week), duration 2 years, “Tangram Teatro Torino”, with conductors, actors, directors Ivana Ferri, Bruno Maria Ferraro and other teachers and / or guests for the teaching of the various disciplines: diction and use of the voice, acting, improvisation, singing, expression body, identification techniques.


2001: Certificate “Music Training Centre”, jazz singing and music theory at CFM (Music Training Centre) Turin. Entrance with selection, mandatory frequency, 4 hours per week. Duration 3 years.

Subjects: modern singing technique, music theory, solfeggio, complementary piano.

Masters of music theory and solfeggio: Giancarlo Capozzoli, Guido Canavese

Complementary piano masters and musical accompaniment: Riccardo Ruggeri, Fabio Gorlier

Jazz singing teachers: Elisabetta Prodon, Rossella Cangini

Individual lessons modern singing (jazz) as a mezzo-soprano with: Barbara Raimondi 2003-2005, Rossella Cangini 2007-2012

Individual lessons classical singing as a dramatic opera soprano with: Wally Salio (soprano) 2014, Alexandra Zabala (international soprano) 2015-2016, Armando Donà (tenor) 2017-2018, Tatiana Korra (soprano) 2018-2019, Davide Pellissero (baritone) from 2019, Matteo Pavlica, tenor choir at Teatro Regio Torino.

Seminars and music in-depth courses:

1999: certificate “VOCAL TECHNIQUE AND JAZZ IMPROVISATION”, singer, teacher of Modern Jazz RACHEL GOULD, duration 8 HOURS, Turin.

2002-2004: Study of the piano with the teacher, jazz musician and composer Riccardo Ruggieri, Turin.

2008: certificate of course “COR-ALTRO”, VOCAL TECHNIQUE AND METHODS OF CHORAL IMPROVISATION, teacher, singer, composer ROSSELLA CANGINI, Turin, duration 3 MONTHS.

2012: CERTIFICATE “THE SONG OF THE SHADOW”, vocal experimentation in the stage space, teacher, singer, composer Rossella Cangini, duration 16 hours, Turin.

2014: international certificate “Vocal Performance Workshop”, teacher, singer, New York rock composer Susan Didrichsen, shoulder of the famous American singer-songwriter Patty Smith. Duration 6 hours, final vote. 1st prize winner (cholar singing scholarship), Turin.

2015: certificate “Sones”, singing and vocality course Lichtenberger and Mod.a.i method, Functional Vocal Method. Duration 25 hours, Teacher, singer Laura Evangelista, Venaria (To)

2016: certificate “Mod.a.i.”, professional training course Functional Vocal Method Mod.a.i., duration 48 hours (2014-2015), Turin, teacher Marco Farinella

2018: seminar “vocal improvisation and jazz interpretation”, famous jazz singer teacher Tiziana Ghiglioni, lasting 8 hours, Turin.

2020: youjazz certificate “Il canto del ritmo”, rhythmic and percussive techniques, famous jazz drummer Enzo Zirilli teacher, lasting 6 hours.

2022: certificate “Brasilian percussions”, workshop with the famous Brazilian percussionist Gilson Silveira, 40 hours, 9 meetings, Turin.

2023: Intensive laboratory of singing and Latin American rhythms Certificate conduced by Melisa Galluzzo on 14/1/2023, San Filippo Neri Association, Turin

2023: “Alexander Technique Workshop” Certificate on 2 April 2023 conduced by Julie Parker, Corso Vercelli 5, Turin

Professional voice use: Vocology & Speech Therapy

From 2004 to 2020 he attended courses and speech therapy on the professional use of the voice, learning techniques, methods, exercises, lifestyle suitable for correct and healthy vocal use on speech and singing. Today she has an in-depth personal training and cognitive support that not only allowed her to heal debilitating dysphonies faced during her musical career, but that allow her, without the use of drugs, to speak and sing well, with a voice that is always clear and rightly set and dosed.

List of otorian and phonatrous doctors, who had in treatment before the year before healing: Dr.Cossu, Prof.Spadola, Prof.G.Cavallo, Dr.Fantini, Dr. Gonella, Dr.Garzaro, Dr.Colombini, Prof.Rebecchi, Dr. Giaaccone, Turin.

Vocaological/logopaedic rehabilitation care, learning courses of techniques for a correct voice for professional use:

Year 2004: Multicodex, Turin, speech therapist Angela Renati, course-care, duration 3 months

2016: Multicodex, speech therapist and singer Dr. Fiammetta Fanari, course-care, duration 3 months

2017: Dr. F.Fanari in-depth studies and professional use of voice, private practice Turin, “Estill Voice & Training” course, lasting 6 months

2019: Clinica della Voce, Pianezza (To) Dr. Raffaella Bossi, in collaboration with the San Luigi Candidophoniatric department (To), dr. Jockeys Dr. Bossi is a speech therapist, writer, founder of the “Clinica Della Voce”, a specialist in sung artistic vocaology. 1 year of treatment and course “professional use of the voice”.

2020: Dr. R.Bossi, “Clinical of the Voice”, in-depth analysis of professional use of the voice, course “Healthy Vax”, duration 5 months.

2020-ongoing: individual method and teaching of the techniques learned during the years of diseases and definitive healing from dysphonies, oedema, small nodules, gastro-oesophageal reflux and bile reflux, the latter highly debilitating and declared clinically chronic therefore incurable if not with daily drugs in order to continue singing, but healed with study, the change of life, habits and speech. Only as a result, the singing has also changed. Since the end of 2019, I no longer know aphonies or other vocal pathologies nor have I suffered from pathological reflux and without the use of medications.

2020/2021/2022: “Voice” Theoretical and practical seminars on artistic and clinical vocology with Matteo Pavlica, tenor and singing teacher and speech therapists, vocologists, gastroenterologists.
2021: Hyygiene & voice” with Giordana Gismani, speech therapist and singer.
2021: “Reflux & Voice” / “Breath & Voice” with Dr. Annamaria Bellomo, vocologist, ENT, gastroenterologist.
2022: “Heating & Hygiene” with Lorenzo Fammartino, speech therapist.

Music Career

Since 2000 she has been singing in various bands:  jazz and bossanova (Leinì Jazz Quartet, Tribossa, duoinbossa, Bossanova Quintet), pop (Impatto Zero, Vittorio Cane).

2004: she produces her first EP “duoinbossa”, omonim name of the bossanova duo music. In the duoinbossa project, Simona sings and arranges Brazilian music from 2002 to 2017 with the guitarist, composer, arranger Pierino Zuzzaro.

2013: Simona starts her collaboration with Teclado, an electronic band that in 2014 becomes SDT (simon & de tonis), an electronic duo in which she writes musical and vocal arrangements and her own music in electropop field.

Simona Palumbo Music

2014-2022: Simona Palumbo & Luigi Bonafede

2014: Simona Palumbo has got the honor and joy of collaborating with Luigi Bonafede , pianist, composer, arranger, jazz drummer of international fame, in the jazz field, in his songs, of which she translates into English in 2014 “Dedica” (text originally written and interpreted by the well-known Italian singer Rossana Casale) as well as performing it live with the Luigi Bonafede Quartet (live Torino 2014 – “DEDICATION”, L.Bonafede/R.Casale/S.Palumbo).

2019: Simona writes the lyric in English of the composition “Andra”, (L.Bonafede/S.Palumbo).

2021: the duo, passionate about Brazilian music, records a live music video for the song “Inutil paisagém” by A.C.Jobim/A.De Oliveira  (live youtube channel – “INUTIL PAISAGÉM”, A.C.Jobim/A.De Oliveira)

2022: the two artists arrange for quartet “Inutil paisagém”, write the song “Mi camino” (music by L.Bonafede, Spanish lyrics by S.Palumbo), both for the album “Latin Duets”  Simona Palumbo (2022, Fraghola Entertainment / Egea Music).

2016: with SDT she releases the album “Treasures”, an electronic cover version of wave-rock-trip-hop music, in contract with Egea Music Label & Distribution and Fraghola Entertainment Musical Editions & Production.

2017: Simona writes her own songs, melodies and lyrics with Tony Valle on electronic composition and publishes her second album as SIMONA PALUMBO, with the same label and production: “impression” (2020), made of all original songs. This album IS appreciated even in London, where an important musical producer, Peter James Walsh, writes and produced 2 more versions of one song of the album “Baby”, of whom he made a trip-hop and a dance version for the UK estimators (2018-2019)(listen the versions on Spotify).


©Hiram Gellona 2021 – photo with Mao Mauro Gurlino

2020-on going: latin project and collaborations:

2021: she publishes her 4th album (musical octet formation) as Simona Palumbo “Latin Land” (Egea Music, Fraghola Entertainment, all rights reserved), that contains her original latin songs and latin covers, revisited
according to her musical feeling and in collaboration with the artistic production of Mao’s Mauro Gurlino CortoCorto Studio, Turin.

Simona Palumbo goes on studying classic chant as soprano, teaches modern chant and performance while is preparing her 5th album: “Latin Duets” (2022), Egea Music / Fraghola Entertainment, that contains her original latin songs and few latin author covers, written and played in collaboration with the musicians that record with her the album.


Pic with producer Walter Jim Benedetti, WB Productions (2022)

2020-on going: Art&Music Projects:

Furthermore, she collaborates with some italian contemporary art galleries and artists by singing in Solo Voice & Performance her own music during art expositions and theatrical events. She creates and writes herself 4 Art&Music Projects: Latin Land Project, Soul Sisters Latin Land Project, Impression Project Free Colors, Art&Music&Poetry Project.

All her music and album are available on social platforms and in any record store

Pic with producer Walter Jim Benedetti, WB Productions (2022)

©Ivan Bentivoglio 2020 – videoclip “Only Good Things”