ISB 2021 Virtual Convention Presenter — Valentina Ciardelli

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Name: Valentina Ciardelli
Presentation Date: Wednesday, June 9, 2021 3:00 PM
Presentation Venue: Westbrook 119
Presentation Title: Music from the Sphinx
Type of Presentation: Recital
Musical Style: Contemporary/New Music

Valentina was born in Pietrasanta (Lucca - Italy), to a German mother and Italian father. Initially a pianist, she started to play double bass in late 2009, graduating with Honours from the “Istituto Musicale L. Boccherini” in Lucca in October 2014. She then gained her Master of Performance (Honours) at the Royal College of Music in July 2016 and continued further studies under the guidance of Leon Bosch an Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, where she was the recipient scholarships from Trinity Collegee London and the Leverhulme Trust. In 2018/19, she was awarded Trinity Laban’s Carne Trust Junior Fellowship for an Individual. Valentina also focused her attention on composition, graduating in March 2014 with Honours. Valentina has won several awards and prizes. Currently, Valentina lives in London and she is teacher assistant in Leon’s Bosch class at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Valentina's work is focused to expand the double bass solo repertoire composing new virtuoso pieces, transcribing mostly Frank Zappa’s Repertoire and playing new composition written for her from many contemporary composers. She plays a 2014 Scipioni Bass made in Mantua.

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