PIANIST, COMPOSER, ARRANGER
Stefania Tallini is an internationally acclaimed award-winning musician, who has a brilliant career in the area of jazz and classical music, with incursions into the world of Brazilian music involving collaborations with the great artists of Música Popular Brasileira (MPB).
Apart from her solo career she has collaborated with many illustrious artistes such as Guinga, Bruno Tommaso, Gabriele Mirabassi, Enrico Intra, Enrico Pieranunzi, Maurizio Giammarco, Javier Girotto, Salvatore Maiore, Remì Vignolò, Bert Joris, Matthieu Chazarenc, Andy Gravish, Gabriele Coen, Michele Rabbia, Massimo Nunzi, Tiago Amud, Hans Teuber, Marcus Tardelli, Sergio Galvao, Civica Jazz Band, Keith Middleton, Aaron Marcelus, Tim Smithsoneon Smith, Davi Viera, and Chorolé. In the classical field she has collaborated with Corrado Giuffredi, Simone Nicoletta, Phoebe Ray, Natalia Suharevic and Maurizio D’Alessandro.
Festivals and Exhibitions
Stefania has performed at many important festivals and shows, which include: the Yerba Buena Jazz Festival at San Francisco (USA), the Felicja Blumental International Music Festival at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art (Israel), the Christopher Summer Festival in Vilnius (Lithuania), the Weltmusikfestival Grenzenlos of Murnau and the YVP Jazztage at Ulm (Germany), the Ravello Festival, Clusone Jazz, Iseo Jazz, the Roccella Jonica Jazz Festival, Atina Jazz, Villa Celimontana Jazz, Lucca Jazz Donna, Ancona Jazz, Piano City Milano, and the Casa Del Jazz (Italy). In the classical field she has performed at: Società Del Quartetto of Bergamo, Amici Della Musica of Milan, the Concerti del Quirinale at Rome, and the Franz Liszt Festival at Albano Laziale.
She has received numerous awards and recognitions as a pianist, a composer and an arranger in many major international competitions: LagoMaggioreJazz 1999 for solo piano, Viva il Jazz in Milan with her trio in 2000, the “International Competition for Jazz Orchestra Arranging and Composition” of Barga in 2001 with her song “Minor Tango” that she arranged for a Big Band, the Trofeo Italiano del Jazz Django d’or 2004 in the “new artistes” section, and the prize for “Best Creativity” at the International Film Music Award La Stele D’Argento 2005
Stefania Tallini has been a guest at several events of great national importance, such as the 2008 International Celebration of Women’s Day in the presence of the President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano; the Concerti del Quirinale at the Quirinal Palace of Rome (in 2006, 2008 and 2014) broadcast live by Radio 3 Rai and by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU); the Speciale Festa Della Musica of Radio 3 in 2013; Il Jazz é Donna at the Piccolo Teatro Strehler of Milan, where she performed Minor Tango, which she had arranged for an orchestra, as a guest of Enrico Intra’s Civica Jazz Band; Il Jazz Italiano at L’Aquila in 2017; and “Jazz Instructions for Use” at the Teatro Sistina of Rome during the Notte Bianca event in 2004.
Stefania has composed music for Italian, Brazilian and American classical musicians that have been performed at important international events such as the Festival of Nations, the Cité De La Musique in Strasbourg, the Universidad De Las Artes (Havana), the Westerbeck Recital Hall of Pasadena (California), the Performing Arts Center at PCC in Portland (California), the Boston Court center in Pasadena (California). These musicians include the clarinettists Corrado Giuffredi, Simone Nicoletta and Maurizio D’Alessandro; the American bassoonist Phoebe Ray; the US chamber trio Wild Trio; and the Brazilian wind quintet Quinteto Villa Lobos. Her piece “New Life” has been included in the Real Book of Italian Jazz Standards, which includes compositions by some of the most important Italian jazz musicians.
She has participated in important projects which include: “La Grande Pianola” directed by Bruno Tommaso (featuring 50 pianos playing live in Rome’s Piazza del Popolo (Multirifrazioni Records, 1994), the DVD published by l’Espresso “Jazz. Istruzioni per l’uso” by Massimo Nunzi dedicated to women jazz composers, the DVD Corrado Giuffredi Duets produced by Treetone, featuring three of her pieces played as a duo.
She is member of the “Worldwide Association of Professional Female (WAoPF)” in New York.
Theater and Dance
In a theatrical and literary context she has collaborated as a pianist and as a composer with several performers and authors, including: Mariangela Melato and Michele Placido (Odio e amo – Spoon River); the American writer Katherine Dunn and the Spanish writer Lucìa Extebarrìa at the Basilica of Maxentius Literature Festival alongside the actresses Antonia Liskova and Sabrina Impacciatore; the “Excursus” Contemporary Dance Company for the show “Moods”, which was entirely based on her music; Davide Riondino for the review Suoni Di… Versi.
As regards cinema and film, she composed the soundtracks for the movies “Samara“, “Ombre di Luce” and “Ribelli” by the director Massimo D’Orzi produced by Gigante Cinema. She performed the soundtrack for pianoforte of the short film “Rapsodia in Blue” (2018) by Maria Carolina Salomè (composed by Antongiulio Priolo), which won the award for Best Foreign Short Film at the “Lady Filmmakers Festival” of Beverly Hills, in addition to awards at the South Film and Arts Academy Festival of Rancagua (Chile) and has been nominated for the Gold Movie Awards in London.
Television e Radio
Her television appearances include the presentation of her album Maresìa on RaiDue and the Rai.it online channel and her performance with Guinga on the Lithuanian national television broadcaster Lietuvos Radijas ir Televizija.
She has presented her records as a guest performing live on many international radio stations, which interviewed her and even dedicated entire programmes to her music. Among them are: Radio Switzerland, Radio France, Deutschlandradio Berlin, Radio Bremen, Argentina Guagua Jazz Radio, RTVE Radio Nacional Española, Radio KUTX of Austin Texas, LRT Radijas of Lithuania, and in Italy RTL Radio, RAI International and Radio Vaticana. Over the years the Italian channels RaiRadio1 and RaiRadio3 have broadcast Stefania Tallini’s music both live and via rotation.
For years RaiRadio1 and RaiRadio3 are broadcasting her music live and in rotation.
She has performed in some of the most prestigious jazz clubs in the world: Le Duc des Lombards in Paris, Birdland in Hamburg, the Brotfabrik Jazz Club in Frankfurt, the Triple Door in Seattle (USA), Olympia Jazz Central in Washington (USA), Jerusalem Zappa in Jerusalem, the Unterfahrt Jazz Club of Munich, Das Theaterforum of Gauting, Jazz-Schmiede of Düsseldorf, and the Zehntstadel of Leipheim (Germany), Alexanderplatz of Rome.
Her academic titles are: A degree in Pianoforte from the Conservatory of S. Cecilia of Rome and a degree in Jazz Arrangement and Big Band Composition from the Licinio Refice Conservatory of Frosinone. She has attended numerous masterclasses and seminars held by Franco D’Andrea, Marc Johnson, Enrico Rava, Stefano Battaglia and Bruno Tommaso. She is a member of the Worldwide Association of Female Professionals (WAoFP) of New York.
Stefania was a teacher of jazz piano for several years at the Conservatory of Pesaro, and she is currently a professor at the Conservatory of Benevento. She conceived and performed in the masterclasses entitled: “Improvisation for classical musicians“, “Composition and arrangement for small groups“, “A course of arrangement for singers”.