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Alicia Valoti

Central Michigan University (USA)
A div erse artist in both viola and piano, Dr Alicia Marie Valoti brings energy to the international music scene through performance, education and research. She holds degrees from McGill University, Rice University, il Conservatorio di Firenze “Luigi Cherubini”, la Scuola APM di Saluzzo and Stony Brook University. Additionally, Dr. Valoti studied at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, Indiana University and RNCM.

Ms. Valoti’s performances have been widely varied; as a pianist in Carnegie Hall, in orchestra in the Egyptian Teatro Gomhouria, as a viola recitalist at Mozarte Conservatorio in Quito, Ecuador and assisting in a music rehabilitation program in an Alaskan prison, for example. She has showcased several world premieres (Mesa, Luporini) and recordings (Colonna, Beamish). Dr. Valoti was the first prize winner in the David Dalton Competition of the American Viola Society, and played in the “Rising Stars” recital series of 2016. She has developed strong connections with Ecuador, where she teaches and performs regularly.

Her current research and performances have a focus on original 19th century Italian viola compositions prevailing from the Tuscan area. Dr. Valoti recently received a grant to investigate and record the virtuosic viola works of Ferdinando Giorgetti. She has presented her original material in Italy, Portugal and the United States.

A committed educator, Dr. Valoti has held positions at Sam Houston State University, the University of Houston, Lone Star College, and Stony Brook University. She was a distinguished visiting professor at the Wuhan Conservatory and Lioacheng University (China) in 2010. Currently, Ms. Valoti is Assistant Professor of Viola at Central Michigan University.