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ABOUT ME

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BIOGRAPHY

Born in Reggio Emilia, Italy, Alice Borciani graduated in trumpet and in singing at the conservatory of Reggio Emilia. She specialized in Baroque vocal repertoire with Monica Piccinini.
In 2012 she graduated with distinction at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis under the guidance of Gerd Türk. She is currently studying with Ulrike Hofbauer in a Pedagogic Master Study in the same institution.


In 2005 Alice won the International Music Competition "Premio Città di Padova". In December 2010 she won the Third Prize in the International competition of Baroque singing "Francesco Provenzale" in Napoli organized by the Cappella Pietà dei Turchini.
In 2013, with the ensemble Cafebaum, she won the first prize at the Göttingen Händel-Festspiele competition for young ensembles of baroque music.

She started the choral activity at very young age. Among her first performances as soloist it’s worth mentioning the role of Amore in Monteverdi’s "Il ballo delle Ingrate" in Guastalla (Italy) also recorded for ARION (Paris) in 1995.

She sang the role of the Angel in "La Resurrezione" by G.F.Händel under the guidance of Diego Fasolis. In 2010 she made her debut as Satirino in "La Calisto" at the Theater Basel (CH) under the direction of Andrea Marcon. In the same year she sang the title role in "Cappuccetto Rosso" by Carlo Boccadoro in Modena (Italy). In 2011 and 2012 she has been Barbarina in "Le nozze di Figaro" at the Schlosstheater in Potsdam (D) under the direction of Sergio Azzolini. In 2017 and 2018 she was Oberto in the "Alcina" by G.F. Händel at the Theater Basel. 
Between her last performances, the roles of Amore and Giunone in "Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria" by C. Monteverdi and Abel in "La morte d'Abel" by A. Caldara in Switzerland.

She is a member of the Zürcher Singakademie, of the Vokalensemble La Cetra, of the Balthasar-Neumann Chor and of the Choeur de Chambre de Namur.
She sings regularly under the baton of Jordi Savall in Barcelona with the Capella Reial de Catalunya.


She is also interested in contemporary music and she has taken part in various operas, concerts and first performances of contemporary pieces.

Among her future performances the roles of Amore and Valletto in "L'incoronazione di Poppea" in Schloss Waldegg, Switzerland and a recording of cantatas by Antonio Cesti with her Ensemble Il Zabaione Musicale.