Alessia Tondo


Alessia Tondo is one of the most important voices in the music scene in the Apulia region. Born in 1991, she was already singing at six-years-old alongside her grand-mother Immaculata in the Salentino band Mera Menhir. Her vocal qualities are immediately spotted by one of the Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino founders, Daniele Durante, who encouraged the potential of the young artist by inviting her to sing in the pizzicas that would close the concerts of the Canzoniere. Just a few years later, she starred in the Sud Sound System song “Le radici ca tieni” which was broadcasted on all Italian radios.
She continued to collaborate with them in live performances and TV shows such as “Rock Politik” on Rai 1 and “Parla con me” (talk to me) on Rai 3. In 2004, at only 13 years of age, she joined the “La Notte della taranta” orchestra as lead singer and undisputed protagonist. She performed with all the greatest guests of the festival and worked with the likes of Ambrogios Sparagna, Mauro Pagani, Ludovico Einaudi, Goran Bregovic, Giovanni Sollima.
From 2006 to 2011, she took part in various appointments of the “Italian Popular Orchestra” in the Auditorium Park of Music in Rome, conducted by Ambrogio Sparagna. She performed on stage alongside outstanding artists such as Peppe Servillo, Simone Cristicchi and Idan Raichel.
In 2008, she registered the track “Yara” on the album “L’immagine di te” for the Radiodervish, which she sings in Griko. In 2012, she wrote the words of the famous composition “Nuvole bianche” (White clouds) for Ludovico Einaudi. It was presented in “La Notte della Taranta” as well as in other festivals such as the “BT River” in London, and it went out in 2015 as second single of his “Taranta Project” album.
Chosen by the composer Admir Shkurtaj as popular voice for the chamber opera “kater I rades. Il Naufragio”, co-produced by the Venice Biennale and Koreja, she made her debut on October 12, 2014 in the 58th International festival of Contemporary Music in the Venice Biennale. She joined the Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino in 2015.