Lucilla Galeazzi is regarded as one of the greatest interpreters of traditional Italian
folk song. Born in Terni, Italy, she showed an interest in the popular music of Umbria
during her university years, and studied singing with soprano Michiko Hirayama and bass
Gianni Socci. After graduating in 1977, she became a member of the vocal quartet of
Giovanna Marini, with whom she collaborated until 1994. During this time, she also pursued
a solo career.
Ms. Galeazzi came to the attention of French audiences in 1982 with the show Un Sogno
Cosi by Osvaldo Calò and Tomás Gubitsch that was dedicated to Italian songs of the
1960s. In 1987, she founded her own group, Il Trillo, with Sparagna Ambrogio and Carlo
Rizzo, which presented concerts in all the European festivals. In 1990, Ms. Galeazzi was a
winner of the famous Recanati Festival with the song "Il Canto delle Sirene Magico." In
1994, she embarked on the project Cuore di Terra with Massimo Nardi, Carlo
Mariani, Nicola Raffone, Ramous Antonio, Salvatore Zambataro, and Massimo Carrano. She has
also collaborated with artists in early music, contemporary music, and jazz. In France, she
is known particularly for her work with L'Arpeggiata, led by Christina Pluhar, with whom
she made such popular recordings as La Tarantella
After many tours throughout Europe, the US, and Japan, Ms. Galeazzi began collaborating in
2013 with the Moroccan female vocal ensemble B'net Houariyat in Voix Magiques.
That same year, she released her latest album, Festa Italiana. Ms. Galeazzi's
extensive discography also includes Lunario, L'albero del canto,
Castel del Monte (with Michel Godard), Stagioni, Trio Rouge, and
Bella Ciao. The prestigious Académie Charles Cros in France awarded a noted
distinction to Stagioni in 2004, and a 2005 "Coup de Cœur" in recognition of Ms.
Galeazzi's professional achievements.