Born and raised in a family full of artists, painters and musicians, Stefania started to love music and visual arts since she was a little girl. She took piano lessons with M.Maggi for four years during her childhood. In 2004 she started studying Jazz and Bossa Nova music in one of the most important Jazz schools in South Italy, “Il Pentagramma”, and a few years later she decided to attend the Jazz Music Programme at the “Niccolò Piccinni” Conservatory as well . In the school she had the chance to study under great Italian musicians such as Paola Arnesano, Guido Di Leone, Luigi Giannatempo, Pierluigi Balducci, Maurizio Patarino, Nico Marziliano, Pippo D'Ambrosio, learning about Singing, Jazz Harmony, Composition and Arrangement, Jazz repertoire and improvisation, Solfeggio, Ear Training, with sincere enthusiasm and very deep passion. During that period she rehearsed and performed regularly in the school Jazz Orchestra and in a jazz choir, studying very interesting and elaborate arrangements. With both these ensembles she also recorded two CDs, “Works One” (in which Stefania appears as main singer) and “Chours 2010” (compilation of various Italian choral ensembles). In the meantime she participated in several workshops with top international musicians including Steve Swallow, Eddie Gomez, Anita Wardell, Michele Hendricks, Maria Pia De Vito, Lee Konitz, Bruno Tommaso, Mario Raja, Enrico Rava, Dado Moroni, Tiziana Ghiglioni, Rachel Gould, Bobby Dhuram, Vince Mendoza, Kenny Barron, Anne Ducros. In 2010 she graduated in “Jazz Music” at the “Niccolò Piccinni” Conservatory, in Bari, (First Level Degree, valuation of 110/110 cum laude) under the guidance of important Italian masters such as Davide Santorsola, Gianna Montecalvo, Roberto Ottaviano, Luigi Giannatempo, Vito Andrea Morra. Thanks to L. Giannatempo she fell in love with Jazz composition and arranging for large ensembles. This is a new path for Stefania's career. She decided to broaden her studies about jazz writing and soon she had the possibility to compose for different kind of bands, from combos to larger ensembles such as choir and big band. She wrote two arrangements ad hoc for the Italian “a cappella” vocal group Mezzotono and, after about one year, one of these songs, “Rossana”, was recorded in the album “L'Ospite” by the guitarist Paolo Magno (dedicated to the great Italian composer Armando Trovajoli). In 2012 Stefania took part in an arranging workshop headed by Bruno Tommaso (Peter Erskine, John Taylor, Michel Godard), writing an original composition for a 26-piece ensemble which was performed under the conduction of Bruno Tommaso himself. In September 2012 the well-known Italian Jazz trombonist and arranger Mario Corvini (Michael Brecker, Gary Bartz, Kenny Wheeler) commissioned her an arrangement for a 15-piece ensemble and one of Stefania's originals “Sospeso” was performed in Rome by the “Corvini Bros Estemporaneo Band”, directed by Mario and Claudio Corvini. Stefania's career as singer started in 2004, when she was still a student, performing in Jazz venues and clubs as well as theatres and big stages. Her repertoire includes the most beautiful songs of the American songbook (like those performed by Anita O' Day, Chet Baker, Frank Sinatra, Mel Tormé, Labert/Hendricks/Ross) and also a huge selection of Bossa Nova masterpieces (by A. C. Jobim, Djavan, A. Barroso, C. Buarque). Stefania really adores all the enchanting melodies of the Brazilian tradition and the splendid sound of Portuguese, language that she had the chance to study at university in the past. Moreover she loves to perform modern tunes from the Be Bop/Hard Bop era (T. Monk, C. Parker, C. Brown, D. Gordon, H. Silver) as well as contemporary compositions by her favorite musicians such as Kenny Wheeler, Bill Evans, Chick Corea, Benny Golson. In the late 2012 she moved to London, driven by the desire to explore and enjoy the amazing Jazz scene of The City, where she's now performing regularly along with extraordinary musicians from different parts of the world. In last November Stefania has had the chance to sing in Den Haag (Netherlands) and in January 2014 in the marvellous Paris with numerous gorgeous musicians.