BIO

CRISTINA BARZI

Actress, singer, teacher, director

Born in Varese,Italy.

Resident in Berlin and Varese.

Label:

http://www.wmrecordings.com/?s=Gypsyliana www.cristinabarzi.com

YouTube  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChrpuMoNGNwtjtQKo74Z5vA

Training

She began acting at the age of sixteen and at nineteen years old she is a member of the artistic direction of the theatre company “Teatro del Sale “of Varese as an actress and director.

Her training as an actress and singer began in 1982 in Milan at the School of Mimodramma with the master Kuniaki Ida.

She graduated  from the School of  Theatre and  Commedia dell’Arte “Teatro Avogaria” of Venice,  directed by Giovanni Poli. She has completed her theater studies with: Ingemar Lindht, (Sweden), Eugenio Barba (Denmark) and with various drama teachers in Italy, United Kingdom, Scandinavia and Germany.

From 2001 she studied acting with Lena Lessing (Berlin). She studied Roma and Balkan singing with Ida Kelarova, (UK and Czech Republic).                                                                                            Classical singing  with Pina Magri , (Rome), modern singing technique and interpretation with Nicole Kidman’s vocal coach Mary Setrakyan (New York) and Jazz singing with the jazz legend Barry Harris, (New York)

Credits

  • 2021 Concert in Berlin “Love, tears and joy” at Cultural Center Kulturvolk
  • 2020 RAI 3 interviews her on her video clip. A multi-ethnic and social inclusion project https://fb.watch/3Yrtl-6832/
  • 2019 she has created the Ethno Pop music band W.O.P.U. Sound (World People United) https://www.facebook.com/worldpeopleunited
  •  2018 Founder in Berlin of “Pulse of Peace Band”, premiering on stage at the 2018 Peace March in Berlin alongside Israeli artist Yael Deckelbaum https://youtu.be/qhIkVACm3Ow
  • 2017 Her voice was chosen by BBC Radio 3 Sunday Feature “Music on the Brink of Destruction” directed by Mark Burman : http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08bbghn
  • 2013/ 2017 solo singer in the show “Napoli a modo  mio” by Domenico Stante and directed  by Alessia Siniscalchi. Also performed at the Casa da Musica Auditorium in Oporto, Portugal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RM81KgAbYq8
  • 2016 n Berlin she leads an Italian Swing and Rock’nRoll band ”Roccobilly Band” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcl_kyhRZIQ
  • 2014/ 2018 in Berlin she collaborates as soloist singer with Balkan Brass Band “Fanfara Kalashnikov” https://youtu.be/KMo4AIHON7M https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=KTXKYNDv_1M
  • 2014/ 2015 From 2014 to 2015, she sang in Berlin as a vocalist for Gospel legend Queen Yahna
  • 2010 solo singer for the realization of an album of concentration music, Maestro Francesco Lotoro
  • 2002/ 2011 teacher of interpretation for singers and actors and stage movement at the Corrado Pani Academy in Rome, directed by the famous Italian actor and voice actor Pino Insegno.
  • 2008 various concerts in with the actor and intellectual Moni Ovadia
  • 2006 Publication of her first album Gypsyliana: Gypsy Italian music

She sang with :

Mario Reyes of the Gypsy King’s family , (France) Moni Ovadia (Italy) Francesco Lotoro and his Orchestra of concentration music, KZ Musik, Record Encyclopedia http://www.musikstrasse.it/index.php?target=kz&lang=ENG&keyword=&criteria=&pageI D=&id_pro dotto=

Marco Cappelli, (New York)

New York Gypsy All Stars , (New York)

Ida Kelarova, ( Slovakia and the Czech Republic

Milan Godla and Marian Balog of Romathan Theatre, ( Slovakia) AmbrogioSparagna,diatonicaccordionplayer,composerandethnomusicologist,( Italy) Ater Balleto directed by choreographer Mauro Bigonzetti ( Italy ).

Since 2004 she leads in Rome her Italian band “Officina Nomade”, collaborating with the actor and director                                         Moni Ovadia in concerts and artistic projects.

She has acted in theater under the direction of: Lena Lessing, (Berlin), Gianfranco De Bosio, Giancarlo Sbragia , Giorgio Forattini, Fabio Segatori and other Italian directors .


She starred in TV by:

2013 RAI 2 in the Italian broadcast of ” Kommissar Rex ”

2007 Rai2 in several episodes of the TV series ” Italia sul Due”