Born in Bologna, Italy, Cristina Zavalloni’s musical background is steeped in jazz, bel canto, and composition. She attended the Conservatorio di Musica “Giovan Battista Martini” and also studied classical and modern dance for several years.
Ms. Zavalloni has appeared at the Montreux Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Free Music Jazz Festival (Antwerp), Umbria Jazz, and the London Jazz Festival. She has also performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Concertgebouw, the Teatro alla Scala, the Palau de la Música Catalana (Barcelona), the Barbican Centre, the Auditorium Parco della Musica (Rome), Walt Disney Concert Hall, and La Biennale di Venezia.
She has sung under the batons of Martyn Brabbins, Stefan Asbury, Reinbert de Leeuw, Oliver Knussen, David Robertson and Georges-Elie Octors, and performed as a soloist with the London Sinfonietta, BBC Symphony Orchestra, l’Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI (Torino), Schoenberg Ensemble, and Los Angeles Philharmonic.