Biography

Francesca Gualandri (1967) obtained her first degree at the Scuola di Paleografia e Filologia Musicale in Cremona (School of Musical Paleography and Philology). Then, she defended her MA in Musicology at the University of Pavia. She is an expert in rhetorics of gesture, particularly of Baroque theatre. For many years she has been working in the field of education of the voice and singing, with lessons for individuals as well as seminars for groups. More specifically she had special classes on singing, breathing, voice and movement, public speaking. She is also a soprano: she studied belcanto, baroque singing and many other vocal techniques. As a freelancer, she regularly holds lessons and workshops in her studio.

Since 2011 she has been holding regular workshops of voice coaching at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, Italy, within the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures and the Master in International Human Resource Management (IHRM). Since 2014 she is a consultant for the French-based corporation Boiron where she is part of a team of artists and educators. There, she leads practical workshops for doctors and pharmacists, team building meetings in hospitals and laboratories on creativity in pharmacies. Since 2016, she is lecturer in rhetorics and gersture at the International School of Improvisation, a summer school hold each year at the Conservatorio di Verona.

Furthermore, she collaborated with the Centre de Musique Ancienne de Genève, Switzerland, the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland, the Institute of Ancient Music Civica Scuola di Musica Claudio Abbado, Milan, Italy, the University of Trent, Italy, and the University of Goteborg, Sweden.