BIOGRAPHY

Studies

Born in 1995 in Zürich, Cinzia had her earliest stage experience as a member of the Children’s Choir of the Opernhaus Zürich. Following the preparatory study at the Konservatorium Winterthur with David Thorner, she relocated to Vienna in 2015 and continued her studies with Professor Sylvia Greenberg and later with Dr. Mikhail Lanskoi. Her current coach is Renée Schüttengruber.

She has participated in numerous masterclasses with renowned artists and teachers such as Mariella Devia, Kammersängers Adrian Eröd and Angelika Kirchschlager, as well as Jane Mengedoht, Claudia Visca, and Roberta Invernizzi.

Opera

In May 2022 Cinzia made her debut at the Volksoper Vienna in Benjamin Britten's "Death in Venice", staged by Sir David McVicar and conducted by Gerrit Prießnitz, a coproduction with the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. Before, Cinzia performed in Vienna amongst others as Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) at Oper in der Krypta and as Angèle (Der Opernball) under the baton of Lazslo Gyüken at Vienna’s TAG Theater. At Festival Klang Bad Hall 2021 she sang the Elector Marie (Der Vogelhändler) under the direction of Ernst Theis. Touring with the Festival der jungen Stimmen 2021 with fragments of Musetta, Zerlina and Helmwige she performed a.o. at Staatstheater Wiesbaden and Casino Basel with maestro Roland Böer and director Wolfgang Nägele. 

Art Songs

At the Schönberg Center in Vienna, Cinzia performed songs by Wilhelm Grosz under the direction of Andreas Stöhr. In 2020, she was a guest at the Zunfthaus zur Waag in Zürich, presenting a recital featuring works by Alma and Gustav Mahler.  She also sang the world premiere of the song cycle "Keimlinge" by Tullio Zanovello at the Jecklin Forum Zürich.

 

Concert

Cinzia is a frequent guest in her native Switzerland as a soloist in masses and concerts, including Mozart’s "Requiem" under the direction of Andreas Reize, "Exultate jubilate", and Schubert’s Mass in G under the direction of Joseph Willimann.

Awards

Cinzia is a prize-winner in several international competitions:

In 2017, she was named "Best Young Talent" at the renowned Otto Edelmann Competition in the Schönbrunn Palace Theater.

In 2019, she received the Fidelio "Interpretation Prize" at the ORF RadioKulturhaus in Vienna for her program on Alma Mahler-Werfel in a duo with pianist Gunwoo Yoo.

In 2020, she won the Advancement Award and an invitation to Japan for the finals of the 21st Annual Osaka International Music Competition in the Song Category.
 
Cinzia is a grant recipient of several artistic foundations, including the Rita Zimmermann Foundation and the StockART Foundation for Music.

 

Miscellaneous 

Cinzia’s keen interest in directing led to engagements as Assistant Director and Choreographer at the Tel Aviv Vienna Vocal Connection 2018. Cinzia also assisted Wolfgang Gratschmaier and Stephanie Schimmer at the Angelika Prokopp Summer Academy of the Vienna Philharmonic in 2021. As part of the Klang Bad Hall Festival, she made her co-directing debut in Carl Zeller's "Der Vogelhändler".