Simona Palumbo Music

Backstage, Turin 2023

Biography

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

2003: Post-Graduation Master Certificate “Cultural Event Organization Techniques”, Milan, duration 1 year, compulsory attendance 8 hours a day, Lombardy Region, entry with selection.

2003: “Graduation Thesis Turin” Award, Book Fair, 2003 Edition, Lingotto Fiere Turin

2002: Degree in Philosophy, University of Turin, Specialization in Theatrical Aesthetics, Thesis in Theatrical Criticism

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

1991: “First Certificate” diploma, English language, University of Cambridge, Local Examination Syndacate, International Examinations, Turin, duration 1 year, compulsory attendance

1990: Diploma “Preliminary English Test”, English language, University Of Cambridge, Local Examinations Syndicate, Turin, duration 1 year, compulsory attendance

1989: “Course Certificate EF” certificate, English language, Edinburgh, Scotland, duration 1 month, 5 hours a day, compulsory attendance

1988: “Regent Summer School Certificate”, English language, duration 1 month, 5 hours a day, compulsory attendance, Weymouth, England.

open and see the ARTISTIC TRAINING

DANCE

2000: contemporary dance at the Dance Space professional school, New York City, USA, duration 1 month, 6 hours a day.

1990-2003: Cébron contemporary dance and dance theatre, study and work in companies.

1994-1999: Seminars in Piedmont and Tuscany with Italian (including Sosta Palmizi) and foreign (including Zygmund Molyk) teachers for professional in-depth study in: bodily expression, stage movements, choreography, improvisation, dance theater (der. Pina Bausch)

1990-1998: Specialization in contemporary dance Certificate, Graham (Irene Klinger), Cébron (Silvia Gatti) techniques, Bella Hutter Dance Academy, Turin.

1995-1999: classical dance study with Periti Virtanen, Massawa School, Turin

1993-1994: Afro dance study with Katina Genero, Turin/Alassio (Sv)

1986-1995: modern dance study with Enrica Patrito, Don Marasigan, Cristina Viotti, Turin/Alassio (Sv)

THEATRE

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.

CHANT/MUSIC

2023-ongoing: opera singing study with the soprano Valeria Cocino (Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa), classical study method Maria Callas – Hidalgo

2014-2023: individual lessons in classical singing as a dramatic lyric soprano with: Wally Salio (soprano), Alexandra Zabala (international soprano) 2015-2016, Armando Donà (tenor) 2017-2018, Tatiana Korra (soprano) 2018-2019, Davide Pellissero (baritone) 2019, Matteo Pavlica (current tenor of the Teatro Regio Torino Choir) 2019-2023.

2003-2012: individual lessons and seminars in modern jazz singing as a mezzo-soprano with: Barbara Raimondi (2003-2005), Rossella Cangini (2007-2012).

2001: “Musical Training Center” certificate, jazz singing/music theory/complementary piano at CFM (Musical Training Center) in Turin. Entrance with selection, compulsory attendance, 4 hours per week. Duration 3 years.
Subjects: modern singing technique, music theory, solfeggio, complementary piano.
Music theory and solfeggio teachers: Giancarlo Capozzoli, Guido Canavese Complementary piano and musical accompaniment teachers: Riccardo Ruggeri, Fabio Gorlier. Jazz singing teachers: Elisabetta Prodon, Rossella Cangini

Seminars and music in-depth courses:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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.

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

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

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

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

Speech/speech rehabilitation treatments, courses to learn techniques for a correct voice for professional use:

2022: “Heating & Hygiene” with Lorenzo Fammartino, speech therapist.

2021: “Reflux&Voce” and “Fiato&Voce” with Dr. Annamaria Bellomo, vocologist, ENT, gastroenterologist.

2021: “Hygiene & voice” with Giordana Gismani, speech therapist and singer.

2020-2023: “Voce”: theoretical and practical seminars on artistic and clinical vocology with Matteo Pavlica, tenor and singing teacher and speech therapists, vocologists, gastroenterologists.

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.

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

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

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

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

2004: Multicodex, Turin, speech therapist Angela Renati, treatment course, duration 3 months

Music Career

2023: From autumn 2023, after obtaining the certificate in Brazilian Percussion “Comunichino Samba Gilson Silveira”, Simona joins the Brazilian percussion orchestra Comunicato Samba. Simona begins publishing her singles on her Spotify channel with digital production WB Productions and music production and mixing by WaZzound Musicforge. Simona continues her Latin lives and Art&Music performances.

2022-ongoing: Simona releases on Spotify and all music platforms with WB Productions / Believe International

2022-2023: Focused on the release in December 2022 of the new Latin album of her original songs “Latin Duets“, Simona continues singing and music studies as a lyric soprano. She also follows the courses “Brazilian Percussion” with the Brazilian percussionist Gilson Silveira and “Singing&Coaching – Cheryl Porter Method” with the American teacher Cheryl Porter. She teaches “Voice&Performance”, performs in her Art&Music and live projects “Latin Land” and “Latin Duets” in various formations and in different musical contexts.

Simona Palumbo Music

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

2022-ongoing: Simona performs with live Latin duo and trio formations, records videos and video interviews to present her Latin musical and artistic-performative project.

2021-ongoing: the collaboration with the Turin musical productions WB Productions begins.

2020-ongoing: 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.

2020-ongoing: 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. 

©Hiram Gellona 2021 – photo with Mao Mauro Gurlino

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).

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.

2015 – 2022: in contract and collaboration with music editions/productions, record labels/CD distribution Fraghola Entertainment and Egea Music

2014-2022: Simona Palumbo & Luigi Bonafede

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).

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)

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

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).

GRP Television studios, Turin 2020

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.

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.

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

GRP Television studios, Turin 2020

©Ivan Bentivoglio 2020 – videoclip “Only Good Things”