“Sola sono io da bambina di tre anni, che apro la porta di casa senza paura, con un pigiama sotto braccio per raggiungere casa di mia nonna.
Sola è la consapevolezza che da sola posso far tutto e allo stesso tempo niente, perché per essere salda e forte devo avere tutte le risorse dentro di me e tutto il sostegno fuori da me. Sola è il desiderio di stare nel mio nido per annoiarmi e creare, ma nella testa ci deve essere qualcosa a cui tendere, qualcuno. E’ per questo che sola è anche una contraddizione. Sola è paura profonda. Di non essere amata. Di non essere voluta. Di non essere giusta.”
A new recording project produced by Michele Palmas for S’ardmusic and distributed by Egea, due out in June 2023. A wide-ranging musical work that ideally re-unites Sardinia with the Iberian Peninsula and Portugal in particular.
Poems and original lyrics in Sardinian, Portuguese, Italian and English delicately rest on intense, strong and involving musical atmospheres with strong Lusitanian and Mediterranean colours. Music of the world therefore inspired by fado, the Celtic tradition and the immense Mediterranean characterise the compositions of Stefania Secci Rosa, one of the most refined and engaging voices in the worldmusic scene, and the very rich ensemble starring in this production.
Graduated in singing in the Jazz department at the Conservatory of Cagliari, she obtained a postgraduate degree in Composition at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (UK) with a focus on the influences of Jewish music in Argentine tango and the interaction of these two genres with contemporary music. In 2006, she won a scholarship from Columbia University of Chicago as the best singer at the seminars of “Ai confini tra Sardegna e Jazz”.
She studied vocal technique with Rossella Faa in Sardinia, Marcello Zempt (acquiring the I and II level of the EVT method) and Sara Colman in the UK, with particular attention to the ductility of the voice, necessary for the approach dedicated over the years to many different genres, especially in World Music.
From 2004 to 2015 she worked as a singer with actor and director Jacopo Cullin in all the tours of his shows “Sei in me” and “Non ricordo nulla”.
In July 2014, in Sardinia, and guest on stage with the singer Noa, during the concert of the Love Medicine tour.
For the past seven years she has been working as a vocalist and co-author for films and documentaries for the UK, Korea, Japan and China, collaborating with composers, music supervisors and sound engineers such as Trevor Jones (The Last of the Mohicans, In the Name of the Father, Notting Hill ect), Neil Stemp (Les Miserables, Mary Poppins returns, Bohemian Rhapsody ect) and Andrew Dudman (Lord of the Rings, Star Wars ect). In Italy, he worked for Adriano Aponte in the short film ‘La Scelta’, a finalist in the competition at the Venice Film Festival, and in the short film ‘FAME’ for Rai Cinema.
In the years before the pandemic, she was artistic director of the Villasimius-based international world music festival ‘Latitudine 39’.
In 2020, her voice was chosen as the protagonist of the ‘Musical Gardens’ section in the video game ‘Mutazione’ for Arcade (Apple).
In the same year, he is a finalist in the Premio Parodi, an international World Music festival, winning the prize for best arrangement for the song ‘Macca’.
In Portugal, she collaborates with artists such as Davide Zaccaria, Maria Anadon, João Afonso, Filipa Pais, Ana Lains, Bruno Chaveiro and Zeca Madeiros. Also in Portugal, she is the only foreign guest on the tour and album of the project dedicated to Zeca Afonso, ‘Por Terras do Zeca’, directed by Davide Zaccaria.
Her first album of original songs “Sola”, premiered at the 2021 Jazz Expò in Cagliari, will be distributed in June 2023, by S’ARd Music production and EGEA distribution.