Conservatorio G. Puccini La Spezia




Orchestra and choir conductor, cellist, violoncellist, viellist, violist da gamba, specialist in baroque music, ancient music, Gregorian chant. Specializes in Early and Baroque Music, he is primarily active as a director in operatic repertoire, from its origins to Händel, Gluck, Mozart, Rossini and Puccini.
He conducts the Ensemble San Felice, a vocal and instrumental group whose repertoire ranges from Medieval to contemporary music. Recordings by the Ensemble San Felice – whose concerts have been transmitted by Rai, Swiss, German and Polish radio and the BBC– ranges from the Medieval to the operatic repertoire and sees him not only in his role of conductor, but also of baroque cellist, gamba and fiddle player, for record labels such as Brilliant, Tactus, and Bongiovanni. Some of the most successful projects, all conducted by Federico Bardazzi, have been Purcell’s Fairy Queen (Teatro Goldoni, Florence 2013), Pergolesi’s Flaminio (Teatro Verdi of Pisa 2014), Alessandro Scarlatti’s Il trionfo dell’Onore and Gazzaniga’s Don Giovanni (Teatro Verdi, Pisa 2015). Moreover, the season 2016/2017 will see Galuppi’s opera in collaboration with Landestheater of Salzburg, under the direction of Carl Philip von Maldeghem.


Musicologist, pianist and performing choral conductor. Her research into the mechanisms of musical listening carried out during her Ph.D. studies in Musicology at the University of Bologna led her to publish «Ascoltare il Tempo. Temporal relationships in music: from linearity to stasis» (Aracne, Roma 2008) which examines the cognitive, emotional and cultural processes involved in the perception of musical time. Since then, she has published several essays on twentieth-century musicians. The most recent publication is the book «History of music from the Classical world to the twentieth century» for Chinese students (Anicia, Rome 2023).

As Research Coordinator of the Conservatorio Puccini, she is carrying out research on artistic production and new technologies, historical musicology and new teaching methods, historical musicology and artistic production. For many years he has combined his activity as a musicologist with that of conductor of choral groups. As a choir master he has collaborated with the conductor Federico Bardazzi in many projects including: La musica della Commedia, El cant de la Sibilla, and, by Claudio Monteverdi, L’Incoronazione di Poppea, Orfeo, Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria.


Composer, he also studied organ and conducting. Its catalogue includes solo, chamber and orchestral music, electroacoustic and electronic music. Lately his focus is on interactive systems and multimedia theater. In this context he composed for shows “Il grido”, “Parole e musica”, “Batte profondo un tamburo” (Nessun soffio d’ali), “La voce e il confine” (Segni, città), “Ni anverso ni reverso”, “Teatro immaginario”. The productions of recent years are characterized by an increasingly deep and attentive relationship towards contemporary poetry, with authors such as: Caproni, Sanguineti, Borges, Pasolini, Calvino, Bukowski, Beckett, Dürennmatt. He was chosen as “composer in residence” by the New Made Ensemble of Milan for 2015. His works have been performed in Italy and abroad (Austria, France, Greece, Germany, Japan, USA, Portugal, England, Australia, Norway), at Rai radiotre, Dutch, Australian and New Zealand Radio. He has collaborated with important music research centers such as: DIST, University of Genoa, GRAMMA Institute of L’Aquila and CRM of Rome.


Singer, songwriter, and graduate in Philosophy. The magazine “Jazz Magazine” dedicated the cover of February 2008, putting it next to Tierney Sutton and Anne Ducros. In 2010 he released two discs for Philology with Phil Woods, called by the legendary American saxophonist to sing and write lyrics for his compositions (“Michela Lombardi & Phil Woods Sing & Play The Phil Woods Songbook, vol. 1 & vol. 2”). She is among the top ten most important Italian jazz singers according to the Jazzit Awards of January 2011. She has performed in festivals, festivals, jazz clubs and international theatres such as the Opera House in Tel Aviv, Alexanderplatz in Rome, Umbria Jazz Festival, Oliver’s Jazz Club in London and many others. She is the author of pop songs recorded by international artists and songs for cinema (the short film “Sotto Le Foglie” by Stefano Chiodini and the film “Aquadro” by Stefano Lodovichi) and as an actress is the narrator of “Pierino e il Lupo” by Prokofiev and “Ma Mère l’Oye” by Ravel with the Quintetto Lucensis. He is artistic consultant of the programming of Lucca Jazz Donna.