Ilaria Iaquinta, soprano, graduated as an opera singer at the Conservatorio San Pietro a Majella in Naples. She also attended courses taught by Mirella Freni, Christa Ludwig and Sherman Lowe. Additionally, she has specialized in “chamber music” under the tutelage of M° Antonio Florio and has performed at the Ancient Music Center “Pietà dei Turchini”, French and German repertoires.
Ilaria Iaquinta won in 2002 first prize in “Chamber Music” at the “Don Matteo Colucci” competition and second place at the Napolinova Competition. She is winner of “Francesco Albanese” (2004) and “Tirindelli” (2009) in Conegliano-Venice competitions.
She recorded a song in the “Enciclopedia italiana dei compositori contemporanei” (ed. Pagano) cd collection and she also recorded, in 2014, a cd “Les bouffes napolitains” with the pianist Giacomo Serra (Polosud records). In 2011 she sang live in Milan for the broadcast Channel Radio Rai.
Ilaria Iaquinta has been very active in the musical concert scene. She sang in Scarlatti Hall, Ravello Festival, St Denis Festival, Kolner Philarmonie, Associazione Scarlatti of Naples, Teatro Coccia in Novara, Concerti del vespro in Milan, Festival Beethoven in Sutri, Rassegna “La Soffitta” in Bologna, Festival Piatti in Bergamo, Festival Offenbach and l’Eure poétique et musicale in Normandie.
She has played main roles in comical operas such as V. Fioravanti’s “Le Cantatrici Villane” (Campobasso Opera), P. Auletta´s “La Locandiera” and D. Scarlatti´s “La Dirindina” (Capri Opera Festival).
In 2000, she participated in the Film-Opera “Traviata a Paris” for World-Wide Television, which was directed by Zubin Metha and Patroni Griffi. Ilaria Iaquinta conducted several performances at the Rendano Theater in Cosenza, Verdi Theater in Trieste and La Fenice Theater in Venice.