MARIA CLAUDIA BERGANTIN
was born in Turin in an artistic family (her maternal grandfather was a musician in the Savoia House, her mother a pianist and her father a painter). She graduated in ‘canto’ from the G.Verdi Conservatory of Turin, being taught by the maestro Elio Battaglia. Subsequently she attended courses about the German Lieder in Acquasparta (Terni) and at the Musical Academy of Pescara. She attended advanced courses with the soprano Elizabeth Schwarzkopf at the Mozarteum of Salzburg and with maestro Jorg Demus. She has also attended courses on the German Lieder with soprano Elly Ameling, maestro Irwin Gage and on the Lieder and opera with singer Vera Rozsa.
She has attended a professional training course in contemporary music at the A. Toscanini foundation of Parma with the soprano Luisa Castellani. She graduated in chamber music, in a duet with the pianist Raffaella Zagni at the Pianistic Academy of Imola under Mr Pier Narciso Masi. In the same duo she has studied at the Academy of Chioggia with Mr Konstantin Bogino. She has attended courses with Mr Bruno Canino and attended the seminary/laboratory “Singing and its therapeutical means” with the teacher Angelika Spielberger at the Musical Accademy of Fiesole and also attended a Lieder course with the Dutch singer Mariette Nollen at the German Europen Academy of Montepulciano (SI).
She performed with maestro Jorg Demus in Salisbug at the Festival in 1991 and in other European cities. She made her debut at the Busseto Theatre with “I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata” by G. Verdi and at the Teatro Regio in Torino in the opera “II Cavaliere della Rosa” by R.Strauss.
In July 1995 she made her debut in the comic intermezzo “La serva padrona” by G.B.Pergolesi, in the leading role of Serpina. She sang in the first-ever performances of some of the compositions by Arthur Honeggher in Turin, during the celebrations of the centenary of the composer’s birth.
In 1996 she sang and played Oscar in the opera “Un ballo in maschera” by G.Verdi. Winner of many first-prizes in national and international singing and chamber music competitions, in 1997 she represented Italy during the XXI International Festival of Chamber Music of Udine.
She has a busy performance agenda with different chamber formations. In September 2005 she held a Master Class and made two performances in Kazakhstan. In thesummer of 2016, within an Italo-Brazilian cultural exchange, she held some Master Class with the University of Sao Paulo in Ribeirao Petro and University Alma Italia.