Claudia Pastorino is a singer-songwriter and a teacher of folk and popular singing, and singing-therapy.
She is born in Genoa Pegli where she lives.
In 1990 she was the first female singer-songwriter of the Genoese School of Singer-songwriters.
After teaching modern singing in several Music Schools, in 2000 she opened the Singing and Singing-Therapy School in Genoa, where she teaches.
Since 1990 she has played the artistic and concert profession, as a singer-songwriter and a performer; during that time she has published eight CDs, six as a songwriter, of which she composed the lyrics and the music, and two as an interpreter:
I GATTI DI BAUDELAIRE - 1995, Angelo Carrara Production, Target - Polygram - Sugar Editions
INVENTARE L’ALLEGRIA - 1997, Angelo Carrara Production, Target - Polygram - Sugar Editions
TRENTANNI - 1999, Production Claudia Pastorino - Sugar Editions
UN SOGNO DI MARE Homage to Fabrizio De André - with the Cello Quartet CelloFans - 2005, Production Andrea Argenton
LIVE AND LET LIVE - 2006, Production Claudia Pastorino
TANGO CHE HO VISTO BALLARE - Homage to Horacio Ferrer - 2012, Production Elegantia Doctrinae
LIGYES - with the Cello Quartet CelloFans 2013, Production of Elegantia Doctrinae
CLAUDIA - 2015, Production Elegantia Doctrinae - Sugar Editions.
She also participated in several CDs in collaboration with various Artists.
Main awards received for her artistic and concert activities: Via del Campo Award - Genoa (2007), Recanati Musicultura Prize (1994, Jury composed by G. Gaber, F. Battiato, F. De André), Artemare - Riposto Award - Catania (1994), Elisir d'Autore - Garlasco - Pavia (1994), FIM International Music Fair Award (2014, as Ligurian Singer-songwriter).
In the field of volunteerism and animal activism, in the Eighties she founded in Genoa the Ligurian Section of the LEAL Anti-Vivisection Society, and the Ligurian Section of the Italian Vegetarian Association AVI, and she was a representative in Pegli city hall for the Verdi (Greens). She is a vegetarian, and she has been dedicated herself to volunteering and activism for Animals Rights.
She is also active as a cultural organizer: organization of concerts, music festivals, conferences, dedicated to the Author's Song and to the Singing Therapy (including the annual World Voice Day in Genoa). For over a decade she has collaborated in the organization of the cultural planning of the Poetry Room of Palazzo Ducale, in Genoa. Since 2000 she has been an organizational collaborator of the International Poetry Festival.
During over twenty-five years of intense concert activities, she presented her concerts, as well as in Italy, also in France, Belgium, Germany, Finland, Holland, Switzerland.
Since the Nineties, alongside the studies and research in the vocal field, also she studies Jainism, the ancient Indian Doctrine of universal Nonviolence. In India she studied, among other things, also the Jain AUM Singing. On Jainism she published some texts, including:
SAMAN SUTTAM The Canon of Jainism, the oldest Doctrine of Nonviolence - 2001, MONDADORI - with Claudio Lamparelli (edited by)
JAINISM The oldest Doctrine of Nonviolence, Compassion, and Ecology - 2002, COSMOPOLIS EDITIONS - with Massimo Tettamanti. Preface by Luisella Battaglia (edited by)
THE ESSENCE OF JAINISM History, Thought, Tales - 2003, Editori Riuniti - with Massimo Tettamanti (edited by)
VEG-AGENDA 2012 (with 14 articles on Jainism) - 2012, SONDA Edizioni.
Bibliography about Claudia:
Neurocanto. Salute e benessere con le Artiterapie, Mirella De Fonzo, ARMANDO EDITORE, 2018
Genova e la Canzone d'Autore, Enrico De Angelis, CARIGE, 2014
Lingua Italiana d'Oggi, M. Angiolani, A. Podestà, BULZONI, 2013
Dizionario dei Cantautori, G. G. Monti, V. Righetti, GARZANTI, 2003
Genova Canzoni in salita, M. Angiolani, ZONA, 2003
Genova Una Porta del Mediterraneo, Gallinari, Zoppi, Istituto Storia Europa Mediterranea CNR, 2005
Genova Storie di Canzoni e Cantautori, M. Angiolani, A. Podestà, ZONA, 2011
Canta che ti passa, Mirella De Fonzo, SOVERA, 2012
Sentiero della nonviolenza e della liberazione.
Tattvarthasutra, Umasvati, Pietro Chierichetti, 2017
Articles on Jains, Hephaestus Books, Lakewood, USA, 2011
Jains Writers, Hephaestus Books, Lakewood, USA, 2011.
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