Early Music Skills & Interests
Clavichord, Conductor, Fortepiano, Harp, Harpsichord, Organ, Other Keyboard, Soprano (Voice)
Early Music Affiliations
Conductor, Educator, Music/Artistic Director, Performer, Writer
Emilia Fadini: "Tania Birardi.. a rare pearl" in the Inaugural Concert of the Early Music Courses promoted by the Monti and Mousikè Association of Parzanica, Lake Iseo Bergamo (2011).
Emilio Suvini (conductor): "[…] her strong lively soul creates a gesture: expressive, communicative, incisive and elegant " (2018).
Graduated in harpsichord and in piano at the Conservatory 'Niccolò Piccinni' in Bar (2009, 2011) among her best memories she has the participation in the first staging of Fellini's Gianburrasca following the discovery of the manuscript by Nino Rota.
Moved to Milan to attend courses of high artistic perfectioning in historical informed performance of keyboard instuments with Emilia Fadini (she is her last pupil) and Gianluca Petagna at Scuola Musicale di Milano where deepens the theory of praxis on the main European ancient-language treatises for both keyboard instruments and singing. Other significant encounters for her harpsichord training were Enrico Baiano and Jean-Mac Aymes.
She performs in concerts both as a soloist and in ensembles in contexts that enhance the territory in an ethical and sustainable way like Morellino Festival (2017, 2018), Serate Musicali di Milano (2019, 2020, 2021) and Palazzo Marino in Musica, Milano (2022).
She has recorded unpublished music by Giovanni Maria Sabino, the musician who founded the first Italian Conservatory in Naples, for the Unesco Club of Biseglie (2012) and is the dedicatee of Ettore Righello's latest composition "Scherzo in B flat" (2018) for harpsichord or piano. Premier " Concetric@mente" for Harpsichord solo, oboe and Orchestra, Church of San Sabino, Bari (2011). In the same year she is invited to perform in event "A night in the museums" music by G. Frescobaldi and D. Scarlatti sponsored by the Center for the Study of Performing Arts in the Mediterranean in Bari's Bona Sforza Hall of the Norman Swabian Castle.
Her repertoire on keyboards instruments ranges from the early days to the present days.
A colouratura soprano, she prefers 'a cappella' formation and has a repertoire ranging from Gregorian chant (Ambrosian and Benedictine) to early baroque, Her meeting with M. Walter Testolin was fundamental to her training. As Vatican Cantore in 2021 in the role of soloist , she inaugurated the Chapel of the Assumption at the Ursuline Nuns College of St. Charles Borromeo.
Masterclass with Deda Cristina Colonna-Preti, Robert Streiner, Dino Verga, Bill Goodson were important for here growth in dance, performing in the most important theatres in Bari, Italy.
As a pianist, harpsichordist and dancer, she has won international competitions.
The last pupil of M. Emilio Suvini with whom she studied conducting, in 2018 she founded and conducted the first Children's OrchestraCross-Over of the Sitema Abreu, the "J.O.I. Orchestra" , orchestra for peace, making its debut at the Auditorium Fondazione Cariplo Verdi for the Festival Giovani e Giovanissimi Città di Milano; she opened the festival "Choirs and Youth Orchestra Sistema Veneto" Coregliano Veneto (2018) and conducted also in the same Festival the following year in Sala Puccini of the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Milan; she closed the project in 2020 due to the pandemic.
She is the winner of a scholarship that allowed her to follow Riccardo Muti (2018) in Ravenna during his training on G. Verdi's Macbeth.
Since September 2017, the Scuola Musicale di Milano has entrusted her with a course for children and adolescents, an exclusive educational project that provides for the complete study of key instruments such as the clavichord, harpsichord, fortepiano, and piano, respecting historically informed practices also working on manuscripts with performances on a digital platform.
From an educational point of view she supplementing the work with an onomatopoeic study proper to the language of comics who has achieved excellent results in the learning process of her students.
She also taught adults of all levels and her students take exams at the Royal School of Music in London.
At the outbreak of the pandemic in March 2020, she was invited to the international tables organised by REMA-EEMM and EMA, as a witness to what was happening in Milan, and was their guest until April 2021.
Since 2020, every year on 21 March we dedicate a free concert lecture for Early Music Day with REMA and EMA on Instagram live.
She is a member of the IAML and the EMA and supports national and international charity projects like Red Cross.
Her love for the dialogue between the arts that has led her in 2011 to create the Pianoforte al centro della città project, “BARIcuci – Questione di FILIng”, Murat Hall together with the Fabbrica della Creatività, ElaborAZIONI ( Open Space Technology ), Politecnico di Bari, Comitato Civico Metropolitano Barrse together with the Fabbrica della Creatività and the Politecnico di Bari , and all national institutional bodies of the Barese Metropolitan Territory, which has had international resonance.
As artistic director she oversaw the event in which the Pianoforte plays a central role in the European dialogue, for
International Conference "The Transport Community European Reality and Perspectives in the Land of Bari, Attilio Alto Lecture Hall, Bari Polytechnic University, Bari Transport Community Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, Apulia Region, Province of Bari, Municipality of Bari, Port Authority of the Levant.(2011)
She practices Yoga and Meditation, is passionate about poetry which she often writes in French and English. Loves photography, cinema, theater, fashion, art, new technologies, chess, wild animals and patisserie (better if vegan).
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