Amelia Cuni was born in Milan, Italy and lived in India for more than 10 years learning dhrupad singing from renowned masters (i.e. Rahim Fahimuddin Dagar, Bidur Mallik and Pandit Dilip Chandra Vedi). She also studied kathak dance and pakhawaj drumming. Amelia started performing internationally in 1987.
Since 1992, Amelia Cuni is based in Berlin, Germany. She has recorded for radio and TV productions, and her music is featured on several solo CDs and collaborations. Amelia's projects are of traditional and experimental orientation as well. She collaborates with artists from various backgrounds (early and new music, electronica, ambient, experimental, jazz, folk, dance and theatre.) With her own works she has taken part in international festivals in the UK, Germany, Italy, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, Hungary, Poland, Spain, Portugal, India, China, Brazil, Canada and the USA. Together with Werner Durand she has been awarded an ARTIST IN RESIDENCE grant at the Podewil - Zentrum für Aktuelle Kunst in Berlin for 1999. The City of Berlin has featured them in the Festival of Vision 2000-Berlin in Hong Kong and Berlin_London 2001.
She has conceived and performed worldwide the multimedia work "Ashtayama: Song of Hours". Composers like Terry Riley, Roland Pfrengle, Chico Mello, Fernando Grillo, Maria de Alvear have written for her voice. She has collaborated on experimental projects with David Toop, Paul Schütze and David Moss.
Amelia Cuni teaches Indian singing at the Conservatorio di Vicenza and at the Universität der Künste in Berlin.
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