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One of the world’s leading and most charismatic guitarists, Tali Roth has been hailed by Classical Guitar magazine as "an extraordinary solo and chamber musician” and by The New York Times as a “marvelous classical guitarist”. Her past engagements include performing on the soundtrack for Woody Allen’s 2010 film, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger. Since her Carnegie Hall debut, Ms. Roth has performed as a soloist throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Japan and her native country of Israel, appearing in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall with violinist Midori, Alvin Ailey theatre with Douglas Dunn and Dancers in the 92nd St Y Harkness Dance festival, Rose Hall home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Caramoor Center with conductor Giovanni Reggioli, Tel Aviv Henry Crown Hall, Sanremo town Hall at the Internattional Sanremo Guitar Festival, Teatro Presidente in San Salvador with the El Salvador Philharmonic with conductor Sarmientos, Teatro Solis in Uruguay with Polly Ferman and Glamour Tango, Haiyuza Theatre Rappongi , Tokyo with Flamenco Komatsubara and Silvia Duran dance companies, the Susan Dellal center with members of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and at Lincoln Center with members of the New York Philharmonic.
Ms. Roth has performed on stage in the New York Off-Broadway musical production of Nobel Prize Laureate Derek Walcott's The Odyssey and by invitation for the U.N. in Washington for dignitaries such as former Prime Minister Shimon Peres, Prime Minister Ehud Barak, and General Colin Powell. She has won Top Prize in all categories at the Twenty-Third Masterplayers Music and Conductors Competition in Switzerland and the New York Artist International Competition Award. An avid new music promoter Ms. Roth has recorded Premiere works by composers such as Ami Maayani to the IMP label, Richardo Lorca, conductor and composer German Caceres, composer Mladen Milicevic and more. She has recorded extensively to TV and Radio worldwide and has featured on WQXR, Argentinian 96.7 national radio, Chicago public Dame Myra Myra Hess Series, Canada Public TV and Los Angeles Hollywood TV to name a few. Ms. Roth is a graduate of the Jerusalem Rubin Academy (B.M) and The Juilliard School (M.M.) She has led the New York University (NYU), Guitar Department from 2008-2011, has presented master classes throughout the world and has been a fellowship teacher and performer at the Aspen Music Festival.
Her upcoming DVD with Grammy Flutist Carol Wincenc will be released by Cinevu. Tali Roth has been the head of the guitar program at Juilliard Pre-College since 2005 and the Narnia Festival in Italy since 2012. She played recitals was head judge of the Int Guitar Festival of Sanremo Italy and BRNO Checz Republic since 2014. She founded and is the Director of GuitarOasisInternational foundation, non for profit (3)(c) in 2020. Ms. Roth plays a double top Contreras , Max Cuker and John Price guitars and is a Luthier Strings Artist. Ms. Roth has recently teaching award from Carnegie Hall.
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A concert performer and professor of classical guitar, Luciano Tortorelli holds concerts and masterclasses together with many famous personages of the guitar world for internationally acclaimed guitar festivals and prestigious musical institutions.
Tortorelli graduated in guitar with full marks from the Italian National Conservatoire (M.Villa) and was later awarded a Diploma of Merit from the Accademia Musicale in Pescara. He continued his academic career with Alvaro Company in Florence, undertaking a clear course of research with respect to technique and expression. After earning a Diploma of Merit from the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, he graduated from Salerno University with full marks in Literature and Philosophy, completing his composition studies with the Argentinian composer Eduardo Ogando. Tortorelli keeps a busy concert schedule as soloist and with his brother, the violinist Mauro Tortorelli, encompassing many important musical institutions in a variety of countries, including Carnegie Hall - New York, St Martin-in-the-Fields - London, the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire - Moscow, the Dublin Philharmonic, the French Guitar Society - Metz, the Ravello Concert Society at Villa Rufolo, the International Lyceum Club Concert Series - Florence, the Czech Guitar Society. Alongside contributing to music and guitar magazines of international acclaim, he is a dedicated studio musician and he has edited the first modern edition of Francesco Molino’s 3 Sonatas Op.2 for guitar with violin accompaniment, published by Chanterelle - Schott. His debut album was released by the South Korean label Aulos Music. His CD “Latin Latitudes”, for solo guitar, produced and internationally distributed by Brilliant Classics (2016) and his new CD for Tactus Records, that includes the world premiere recordings of Francesco Molino’s Sonatas for guitar with accompaniment of violin, were both highly rated by internationally acclaimed magazines such as Classical Guitar, Guitart, Musica, Seicorde (CD of the Month), Il Fronimo etc. These recordings were also presented by Radio Nacional Argentina “De Segovia a Yupanqui“, RAI Radio 3 “Primo Movimento”, Radio Vaticana “Incontri Musicali”. The Molino album received the “Best CD Prize” at the Fiuggi Guitar Festival. Furthermore, he has been invited to hold masterclasses, concerts and lecture-recitals in countries around the world, including USA (The Juilliard School of New York; the Portland Guitar Society), UK (International Guitar Research Center of the Surrey University of Arts), Argentina (Conservatorio Superior de Musica A.Piazzolla in Buenos Aires), Italy (Narnia Music Festival, Fiuggi Guitar Festival, Salento Guitar Festival, Music Academies, Guitar Symposia), Russia (Music Academy of the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in Moscow), Finland (Music Institute of Helsinki), Poland (Krakow Academy of Music, Guitar Festivals), Czech Republic (Brno International Guitar Festival); Slovak Republic (Kosice Philarmonia, Bratislava Music Festival); Belarus (Guitar Renaissance Festival, 2013), in addition to many other international music institutions. On February 28th 2017 he made his debut at New York City's Carnegie Hall. The acclaimed guitarist–composer Alvaro Company dedicated “Bagatella” op.51 and "Preludio" (pensando a Čajkovskij) op.17 to Luciano Tortorelli, who received recently another dedication “Suite Hispana” arr. for guitar and strings by Josè Bragato, the cellist-arranger of Astor Piazzolla. He’s ordinary professor of guitar at the “G. Martucci” National Conservatory in Salerno.
is a critically acclaimed virtuoso violinist of great musical instinct, skill and insight. He began his violin studies under Luigi Giordano, achieving a first class diploma in the course held by Carlo Giuntoli at the Conservatoire in Salerno. While still very young, he attended the Franco Gulli’s violin master classes at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena and a seminar on J.S. Bach’s works for the violin held by the legendary violinist Henryk Szeryng. In 1987 he was awarded a further diploma at the Accademia Chigiana under Boris Belkin.
Next came further courses at the Mozarteum in Salzburg under J.J. Kantorow and in Rome under G. Monch, with whom he made his debut in 1990 at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan with a piece for two violins by the composer Luigi Nono. That same year he also embarked on studies of composition and orchestral conducting with E. Ogando, the best pupil of Goffredo Petrassi.
Tortorelli has played as guest soloist with numerous orchestras and at many important events: Slovak State Philharmonic, European Youth Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Nuova Scarlatti, Soloisti Aquilani, Dublin Philharmonic, Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Teatro Gonfalone and Teatro Ghione in Rome, RAI Auditorium in Naples, Festival Alghero, Festival Pontino, Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna, Ravello Festival, Salzburger Schlosskonzerte, Associazione Barattelli, Kennedy Center in Washington (USA), Moscow Conservatoire Hall, Schönberg Center in Vienna, Auditorium Sinopoli at the Parco della Musica in Rome, etc. He also plays in chamber ensembles, including a duo with guitarist Luciano Tortorelli and with pianist Angela Meluso (Gran Duo Italiano), as well as with other musicians such as F. Maggio Ormezowski, Rohan De Saram, Alexandra Gutu, Franco Petracchi, Alfonso Ghedin, Massimo Macri and Daishin Kashimoto.
He has recorded works for violin and piano by Franz Liszt (Camerata Tokyo), Sigmund Thalberg (Nuova Era), Camillo Sivori, Gaetano Fusella (Tactus Label), Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco, Rosario Scalero, Darius Milhaud, Camille Saint-Saens, Otakar Sevcik, Leopold Auer, Francesco Santoliquido, Alfredo D’Ambrosio (Brilliant Classics) and for violin and guitar works by Francesco Molino (Tactus Label) Niccolò Paganini, Astor Piazzolla, Manuel De Falla, Isaac Albeniz (Aulos Corea). His performances have also been broadcast by RAI Radio3 Suite, Primo movimento RAI Radio3, Radio Malta, Radio France. He has received numerous 5-star reviews in the specialized press, including publications such as Musica, Amadeus, Fanfare, Harmonia Mundi, Gramophone, Diapason.
He has taught violin in various Italian conservatoires, academies and summer schools, as well as holding master classes at the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in Moscow, Aichi University in Japan, Dubai Conservatoire, and in music schools in Amman, Porec, Kazan, Yogyakarta and Dobrovo. He currently teaches violin at the “Stanislao Giacomantonio” Conservatoire in Cosenza.
Film I TV I Concert Music
A member of the Executives Committees of both the Motion Pictures and TV Academies, Four - time Emmy Award Nominated, Board member of ASCAP, GRAMMY winner (for her music on the GRAMMY winning album WOMEN WARRIORS: THE VOICES OF CHANGE), VP of the Alliance for Women Film Composers, Winner of the Society of Composers and Lyricists Award for “Outstanding work in the Art of Film Music”, the Visionary Award in Music by The Women’s International Film & Television Showcase, and winner of the Telly Award, composer Sharon Farber is a celebrated Film, TV and concert music composer.
A graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Film scoring and Concert composition (dual major), Sharon has been working with networks and cable broadcasters like NBC, CBS, Showtime, Lifetime and the WB as well as writing music for feature films and documentaries. Her film music has been released commercially and performed live in concerts.
Sharon is one of 9 female composers featured at Lincoln Center, at the historical “Women Warriors” concert, curated by Maestra Amy Anderson that is currently under GRAMMY consideration. Sharon is also one of the few composers featured in the concert event celebrating female composers sponsored by the "Alliance for Women Film Composers” (The AWFC). The International Film Music Critics Association wrote about her piece: "Composer Sharon Farber wowed the crowd with a suite of music from three of her scores: "Children of the Fall", “When Nietzsche Wept" and "The Dove Flyer"...
Sharon’s latest score if for award winning director Nina Menkes, entitled “Brainwashed- Sex-Camera- Power”, which premiered Sundance Film Festival and the Berlin Film Festival. She is also signed to score director Gev Miron’s feature doc “Solar Wars” as well as a slate of films from Aegis film Group.
Sharon’s Corona project, arranged and produced by her for the United Nations’ Corona relief fund, “I’m Standing With You”, in collaboration with 12 time OSCAR nominee Iconic song-writer Diane Warren and award winning Director Gev Miron, features 17 lead singers from virtually every continent and 160 singers and instrumentalists. It is the largest scale project of its kind. https://youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=keWJmCzSMW0
In the concert music world, Sharon has many national and international credits and commissions to her name, including The Los Angeles Master Chorale, Juilliard School of Music, Pacific Serenade Ensemble, The Northwest Sinfonietta, Juilliard School of Music and many more, in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center (NY), Disney Hall, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (LA), and internationally.
Holder of the Chair of Choral Conducting and Choral Composition at the Bari Conservatory of Music since 1989. Graduated in Disciplines of Arts, Music and Performing Arts in 1985 at the University of Bologna.
There he trained with illustrious personalities of Italian culture and music such as Umberto Eco, Aldo Clementi, Franco Donatoni.
Then he continued his studies in Composition with Teresa Procaccini and in Piano, graduating in 1987.
He directed the Musicology Review "Il Monocordo" for five years, collaborating with articles and essays with prestigious international musicological journals.
In the methodological teaching field, he is a researcher and scholar of the "Theory of Structures", a valid alternative to Allen Forte's "Set Theory".
graduated brilliantly from the Conservatory "L. Cherubini" in Florence under the guidance of Maestro Cristiano Rossi, after being awarded in various national competitions and being eligible for the audition at the ORT Orchestra della Toscana, in 1990 won the international competition held by the ‘Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia’, in which Symphony Orchestra still serves as a first row violin.
He has played under the most important conductors of our time: Leonard Bernstein, Georges Pretre, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Lorin Maazel, Kurt Masur, Christian Thielemann, and the permanent conductors of the Orchestra: from Giuseppe Sinopoli to Daniele Gatti, from Myung Whun Chung to the current Maestro Sir Antonio Pappano, with whom he has toured all over the world and recorded numerous award-winning CDs.
In 2005 he founded, together with Paolo Pollastri, principal oboe of the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, "L'Accademia Barocca di Santa Cecilia", of which he is leader and soloist since its foundation. The ensemble, which is composed by elements of the Symphony Orchestra dedicated to historically informed performance on original instruments, is a regular guest of the Accademia's chamber music season.
In the baroque field, he has worked with Ton Koopman, Frans Brüggen, Fabio Biondi and, above all, with Federico Maria Sardelli, with whom he has been collaborating for many years.
Paolo Piomboni dedicates himself with enthusiasm and passion also to teaching: many of his students have been awarded in national and international competitions, and he takes care of the technical preparation of the Juniorchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia with particular dedication.
Among his interests there is theater as well: as an actor-violinist he has staged several shows on texts written by Daniele Ciccolini, violinist and playwright, collaborating also with actors such as Stefano Antonucci, Massimo Foschi, Max Malatesta and Pietro de Silva, and directors such as Roberto Braida and Pierpaolo Sepe.
He obtained the highest qualification in the higher degree of Guitar in Italy at the "L.Refice" conservatory of Frosinone in Italy, at the Conservatorio superior de Musica of Alicante in Spain, and at the Ecole Nationale de Musique et Danse of Meudon in France.
He studied guitar with Giuliano Balestra, Oscar Ghiglia, Ruggero Chiesa, José Tomàs, José Luis Rodrigo, Betho Davezac. He studied lute, ancient music and tablatures of ancient instruments with Adriano Cavicchi, Ruggero Chiesa (Chigiana Academy of Siena), Betho Davezac, Andrea Damiani. He studied composition with Mauro Bortolotti, History of Jazz with Marcello Piras. He was the winner of scholarships from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, from the Ministerio de Educaciòn in Spain, from the Province of Latina. He obtained the first prize at the international competitions of Stresa and Mondovì in chamber formations with guitar. For forty years he has held a chair in Italian conservatories (Adria, La Spezia, Campobasso, Bologna, and currently Frosinone). He has held courses and masterclasses in Massa (MS), Budrio (BO), Teano (CE), Viterbo, Latina, Bologna, Arpino and Castrocielo (FR), Sezze (LT) in Italy, Lima (Peru), Madras (India) , Hondarribia, Pamplona, Valencia, Granad, Cordoba and Salamanca (Spain), Lisbon (Portugal), Lugano (Switzerland), Istanbul (Turkey), Gdańsk (Poland) EMUFRN Natal (Brazil). He performs concert activity as a soloist and in ensemble (founder of Duo Paradiso Becherucci, Duo Becherucci, Logos Ensemble, Duo Eutonos and Suoni Inauditi Guitar Duo) in Europe (Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, England, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Greece, Portugal, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Yugoslavia), Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Peru), Middle and Far East (Turkey, India). This activity has led him to perform in prestigious concert halls and theatres, including: Sala Sinopoli of the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome; Rai Auditorium Via Asiago 10 in Rome; Institut Français de Naples; Sala Bossi in Bologna; Cloister of the Tolentini in Venice; Piccinni Theater and Petruzzelli Theater in Bari; “Reina Sofia” Auditorium in Madrid; Palau de la Musica in Valencia; Principal Theater of Palma de Mallorca; Palácio Nacional de Queluz in Lisbon; Haus der kulturen der welt in Berlin; Kammermusiksaal Hermann J. Abs am Beethoven-Haus in Bonn; Sidney Sussex College Chapel in Cambridge; Blackfriars Hall in Norwich; IBAM Auditorium in Rio de Janeiro; CCSP Cultural Center in São Paulo, Brazil, and many others. He is artistic director of the Castrocielo International Guitar Festival. He has been active in the field of new music for many years, collaborating closely with various important composers, such as Luca Lombardi, Mauro Bortolotti, Daniel Zimbaldo, Francesco Pennisi, Leonardo Gensini, Franco Donatoni, Salvatore Sciarrino, presenting world premieres of their works in concert; he has played in prestigious international festivals with some of the most important current performers, such as Otomo Yoshihide and Elliot Sharp. With the Logos Ensemble he has carried out important concert projects, including Radio Zapping and Zapping (with music by Frank Zappa) and Desert Contemporain (with the Berber musician Nour Eddine Fatty). He collaborated with the Contemporary Ensemble of the National Academy of S.Cecilia. His compositions have been performed in important European theaters and are regularly broadcast on European and American radios. Published compositions: Theme with variations for guitar, Notturno Indiano for guitar, Fantasia Catalana for violin and guitar (series of 10 pieces), from Edizioni Sinfonica di Brugherio (MI); Five lyrical episodes for voice and guitar, from Edizioni Rai Trade.
Published by Edizioni Ut Orpheus of Bologna: Universo (four miniatures for string quartet), Concerto per Garcia Lorca (for guitar, strings and electronic elaborations), Contrasto (for two guitars and two voices from a Lauda by Jacopone da Todi), Noches (for guitar), Trio (for flute, viola and guitar), Invisible cities (for ensemble), Canzone siciliana (for guitar), Llanto (for guitar). Recordings with various radio and television broadcasters, including RAI Italian Radio Television, Radio Nacional de España, Belgian Radio, Swiss Radio, All India Radio, Vatican Radio. Discography: Suoni dalle Città Invisibili (solo guitar, SINFONICA); The guitar music of the next age (solo guitar, SINFONICA); Fantasia Catalana (violin and guitar, SINFONICA); Luciano Berio (with Logos, ACA); Luca Lombardi (with Logos, ACA); Mauro Bortolotti (with Logos, EDI PAN), Logos ensemble (with Logos, EDI PAN).
Carlo Siliotto is a Golden Globe nominated Film composer.
Since 1984 he has written music for over a hundred projects, ranging from theatrical features to documentaries and television series. Carlo’s ability to blend modern sonorities with the melodic traditions of Italian film music has been a passport for working alongside many established directors, such as Patricia Riggen, Eugenio Derbez, Jonathan Hensleigh, Robert Markowitz, Ricky Tognazzi, Carlos Saura-Medrano, Clive Donner, Sergev Bodrov, Ivan Passer, Joseph Sargent, Roger Young, Uli Edel, Sergio Sanchez Suarez, Robert Allan Ackermann, Carlo Carlei, Maurizio Nichetti, and others.
In 2007, Carlo received a Golden Globe nomination for his work on Nomad: The Warrior (Bodrov-Passer), and in 2011 he was nominated by the Italian critics for the “Nastro d’Argento” for the music of Il Padre e lo Straniero (Tognazzi). In 2004 was nominated for Best Music by the International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) for The Punisher. Other accolades include Best Music for comedy by the IFMCA (2014), and the “Colonne Sonore” award for Best Original Score for a foreign film, both for Instruction Not Included (No Se Aceptan Devoluciones). Carlo’s latest work, Miracles From Heaven (P. Riggen) was released on March 16th by Sony/Columbia Pictures.
Carlo began playing guitar and violin at an early age, and pursued formal studies in composition at the Conservatory of Frosinone. He was among the founders of the popular folk band Canzoniere del Lazio (1973-1980). The group released six albums, revisiting traditional songs and music from Southern Italy and mixing musical styles, particularly combining rock, jazz and classical music with Mediterranean and ethnic music. Over the years the group went on several national and international tours, playing all across Europe and in several African countries, such as Somalia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Kenya.
After the dissolution of Canzoniere, Carlo released a concept album Ondina with the label Polygram, and took a leading role as violinist and composer for Carnascialia, a project involving many prominent artists in the italian folk and rock scene of the 1970’s. Between 1980 and 1984 Carlo was also featured as a violinist, composer and arranger on several albums by some of Italy’s most acclaimed songwriters, such as Domenico Modugno, Antonello Venditti and Francesco De Gregori.
In addition to his work for the silver screen, Carlo is a prolific composer of concert music. His latest suite O’ Patrone d’o Cane was released in the U.S. by La-La Land Records, and abroad by Cinéfonia Records and Deltadischi. Carlo currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California. He is a proud member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.
Italian music artist: composer, songwriter, guitarist and record producer. Born in a family of classical musicians, that heritage seemed destined to pair his irrepressible hunger for diverse musical galaxies with non-musical disciplines like literature, modern dance and sociology. This wide constellation shaped his unique and yet multi-layered grammar of sound, where classical instruments are surrounded by a contemporary arsenal of synthesizers, drones and drum machines with the light touch of contrapuntal writing and tridimensional harmonies. He’s been able to team up with artists of all kinds (world music stars Yasmin Levy and Omar Faruk Tekbilek, pop artists Sirsa Shekim and AZZURRA, rock collective Playing For Change, jazz big bands, Grammy winner producers and engineers, choreographers and filmmakers. His production gained attention in the entertainment industry, and many of his works are currently part of some of the major movies and tv shows soundtracks, such as the multi-Oscar winner Dallas Buyers Club or renown tv show The Big Bang Theory.
In 2017 he founded a strings orchestra in his hometown Matera, which records and performs original music in an ancient theatre carved in the stone and acoustically treated in order to get recordings that sound like nothing else.
He released his first solo album for French label Another Music Records, an unconventional and genre-defining work that displays his musical language and his forward-thinking conceptions of sound.
Chitarrista, Musicista, Didatta, Arrangiatore e Compositore.
Due lauree magistrali in Conservatorio: una in Chitarra ed una in Musica D’insieme.
Inizia gli studi di chitarra all'età di nove anni con il M° Giuseppe Di Prospero e continua, parallelamente sotto la guida del M° Antonio D'Augello.
Registra colonne sonore per il cinema, nazionale ed internazionale, arrangia le musiche per spettacoli teatrali/musical, lavora come turnista live ed in studio, proseguendo l'intensa attività concertistica con diverse formazioni, sia come solista che come membro di formazioni di camera o orchestrali, band e collaborazioni musicali, con tournée in Italia ed all'estero.
Collabora con noti musicisti professionisti, case di produzioni cinematografiche e registi di fama.
Sempre impegnato ed aperto allo studio ed all’ascolto di musica di ogni
genere, ha assimilato numerosi elementi che oggi formano il suo linguaggio di
espressione musicale, che spazia dalla musica classica al jazz, dal rock al pop, dal blues al funk.
Ha preso parte a trasmissioni radiofoniche e televisive andate in onda su Rai, Sky, Mediaset ed emittenti private.
Vanta una più che ventennale esperienza didattica, lavorando sia nella scuola pubblica come professore di chitarra nelle scuole medie ad indirizzo musicale, collaborando con i licei musicali e con i conservatori, oltre che nel suo studio privato, il “Guitar Valley”.
Si ricordano ad esempio le chitarre nella colonna sonora di “Loro” di Paolo Sorrentino, nella fiction Rai “Filumena Marturano” di Francesco Amato, nel film dedicato a “Fernanda Wittgens” di Maurizio Zaccaro, nella serie tv di Rai1 “Luisa Spagnoli”, nella mini-serie televisiva “Boris Giuliano – Un Poliziotto a Palermo” andata in onda sempre su Rai1, nel film di Claudio Amendola “Il Permesso – 48 Ore Fuori”, ma anche il jingle dello spot pubblicitario delle caramelle “Golia” per l’azienda Perfetti e la composizione, registrazione ed arrangiamento delle parti di chitarra per lo sport di “Simple” ed altre produzioni musicali.
Nata nel 1984 a Sora, Valeria inizia a muovere i primi passi nel mondo musica sin da molto giovane studiando pianoforte, chitarra, percussioni, solfeggio e canto lirico. Inizia a studiare anche teatro già dalla tenera età: questo amore per le arti sceniche la porterà a lavorare in importanti musicals, commedie teatrali e film per il cinema: Una notte da paura, nel 2011 – regia di Claudio Fragasso e Tiramisù – regia di Fabio De Luigi, nel 2015. La passione per la musica resta sempre un filo conduttore. Una curiosità? Ancora adolescente, tra i banchi del liceo classico sperimentale, debutta nel mondo lavorativo in qualità di corista di grandi artisti. All’età di 23 anni consegue la laurea specialistica in Giurisprudenza, a meno di un anno di distanza dalla laurea triennale in Scienze Giuridiche, con il massimo dei voti, scrivendo una tesi sperimentale sul Diritto d’Autore sui temi del Copyright e del Copyleft. Perfeziona i suoi studi conseguendo un Master in Relazioni Internazionali e formazione diplomatica, altra sua passione. Immediatamente dopo la laurea aveva già ultimato la pratica notarile parallelamente alla scuola di alta formazione per notai. Una vita sempre scandita dai tempi dello studio e del lavoro quella di Valeria. La sua carriera da modella inizia giovanissima, accanto a quella da cantante quando, nel 2004, viene incoronata Miss Mondo Italia: i due mondi del canto e della bellezza si accostano ancora una volta sul palco di Miss World, in Cina, quando giunge tra le migliori al mondo nel contest del Talent ed ha la possibilità di duettare con un suo mito, la star internazionale Lionel Richie. Valeria continua a sfilare in tutto il mondo per stilisti di fama internazionale.
Presto la sua grande voglia di comunicare aggiunge alla sua rosa di competenze anche quella della conduzione. Inizia a calcare i palchi più prestigiosi d’ Italia e del mondo presentando spettacoli di musica, sport (altro grande amore – Valeria pratica agonismo nell’ambito dell’atletica leggera per più di 10 anni nella specialità della corsa ad ostacoli), politica, moda. Tra le varie conduzioni: Awards della Motonautica, presentato da Valeria in 4 lingue a Montecarlo, Miss Domina Coral Bay a Sharm-el-Sheik, Internazionali BNL di Roma, Miss Kosovo e tanti altri.. Valeria approda sull’ammiraglia Mediaset, Canale 5, unitamente a Rete 4, nel 2013, dove fino al 2016 è volto della notissima trasmissione Forum, accanto alla giornalista Barbara Palombelli.
Nel 2017 è inviata di TOP – tutto quanto fa tendenza, in onda il sabato in seconda serata sull’ammiraglia RAI, Rai1. Qualche notizia in più su Valeria? Parla correntemente inglese, francese, spagnolo, portoghese e italiano. Nel 2006 inizia anche ad accostarsi alla composizione di testi per musiche in lingua inglese: lavora con il gruppo del grande Giorgio Gaber e nel 2016 firma, come autore, grazie all’amico compositore Michele Braga, una melodia in inglese che viene inserita nel film Un Natale al Sud di Massimo Boldi. Nel 2016 le viene conferito un premio come più giovane personaggio femminile dell’anno per il suo lavoro serio e costante nell’ambito dell’arte a 360 gradi.
È fondatore e il presidente di una Associazione internazionale di beneficenza, Mission NGO, composta da tutte le ex Miss dei concorsi di bellezza mondiali più prestigiosi, che conta volontarie provenienti da più di 150 Paesi in tutto il mondo. Insieme alle ragazze di Mission NGO Valeria, nel giugno del 2017, raccoglie fondi per la ricostruzione di una scuola materna in Abruzzo, grazie ad una sfilata solidale a cui partecipano, a titolo gratuito, 40 sue amiche, rappresentanti di altrettante Nazioni del mondo, insieme ad altri amici artisti e colleghi italiani del mondo dello spettacolo. Nella vita privata Valeria è sposata con il quadriolimpionico Medaglia d’Argento Olimpica nel Canottaggio, Simone Venier ed è mamma del piccolo Gioele. Nel 2017 corona un altro sogno a livello professionale: quello di entrare a far parte del cast di uno dei suoi programmi preferiti, Tale e Quale Show, in onda nella prima serata su Rai1. Dopo essere approdata alla fase finale del programma e classificatasi prima tra le donne e quarta in assoluto nel torneo dei super campioni, vince l’ultima puntata con l’imitazione di Loredana Bertè in Sei bellissima. E’ una delle protagoniste del Capodanno 2018 su Rai 1 in diretta da Maratea.
Nel 2018 prende parte a Scanzonissima, su Rai 2, come cantante. È ospite in diverse puntate della trasmissione B come sabato, sempre su Rai 2. Torna, da campione, nel torneo di Tale e quale show, su Rai 1 e, sempre su Rai 1 è ospite di Telethon. Gira per Mediaset, canale 5, la commedia Din Don con Enzo Salvi e Maurizio Battista ed è protagonista di puntata nella serie Ricci e Capricci in onda su La5, nel 2019. A Gennaio approda in America ed inaugura, cantando, il Los Angeles Italia Film Festival ad Hollywood, presso il prestigioso Chinese Theatre. Parla al National Prayer Breakfast a Washington D.C., davanti a tutta la stampa americana e mondiale ed è l’unica Italiana a sfilare all’UCLA Award Hollywood for science, a Bel Air, per il suo impegno sociale. Canta, a Tyler Texas, con un coro di circa 500 elementi e riceve, come massima onorificenza, la bandiera americana volata sul Capitol Hill e quella Texana per il suo valore di eccellenza italiana all’estero. Sfila sui Red carpets dei festival del cinema più importanti al mondo: Los Angeles, Venezia, Roma, Ischia, Taormina. Partecipa ad una puntata de I soliti ignoti su Rai 1 e prende parte a diverse puntate di Caduta Libera Vip anche nel 2019. È in tour, nelle più importanti città italiane, con il più grande coro Gospel del Texas come special guest e, a fine luglio, sarà unica italiana a sfilare sul carpet del Jackie Chan Film Festival, in Cina.
Immensi consensi anche sul fronte musicale, a livello internazionale, per Valeria Altobelli. La poliedrica artista ha curato la produzione, l’adattamento e l’esecuzione in 6 lingue cantate, 15 parlate e 23 scritte di “I’m standing with you”, brano portante del film “Atto di fede” (Breakthrough), che ha ricevuto una nomination ai Premi Oscar 2020 come “Miglior canzone originale”. La Altobelli ha trasformato il brano in un inno contro la violenza di genere, ottenendo una intervista sulla emittente internazionale CNN insieme a Diane Warren, autrice del brano, 11 volte candidata agli Oscar per le sue musiche, e a John Debney, compositore, tra le altre, della colonna sonora de La Passione di Cristo di Mel Gibson e Manny Marroquin, ingegnere del suono, tra gli altri, di Rihanna e Kanye West. Lo stesso brano, dopo la brillante intuizione della Altobelli, oggi è al centro di una nobile iniziativa fortemente voluta da Diane Warren contro un nemico altrettanto spietato: il Covid19. Per questa nuova versione di “I’m standing with you”, riarrangiato per i medici eroi della pandemia dalla compositrice Sharon Farber e diretto da Gev Miron, è stato realizzato un videoclip per il quale Diane Warren ha chiamato a raccolta 15 interpreti provenienti da tutto il mondo, a supporto della Fondazione delle Nazioni Unite e del Fondo di risposta di solidarietà COVID-19 per l’Organizzazione mondiale della sanità (OMS). Valeria Altobelli ha rappresentato, per volere della stessa pluri nominata autrice Diane Warren, il tricolore e la voce italana anche in questo progetto straordinario supportato da Google, YouTube e dalla World Health Organization (WHO).
Nel 2021 partecipa nella categoria BIG INTERNAZIONALI al festival Kenga Magjike, a Tirana, in Albania, classificandosi tra i super finalisti ed esibendosi nella serata finale, trasmessa su TV KLAN, la più grande emittente albanese. Con moltissimi passaggi televisivi nelle televisioni e nelle radio balcaniche più importanti ed interviste in Albania, Serbia, Macedonia, Kosovo, oltre che in Italia, risulta essere l’artista più votata di tutti i tempi secondo il meccanismo del televoto.