In recent years, Anna Paradiso has performed – to the universal acclaim of critics and audiences alike – in USA, Japan and many European countries. In Sweden, where she lives, Anna has played in all major baroque festivals and concert venues, and has also appeared on Swedish and Japanese TV networks. She received scholarships from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and from the Royal Academy of Music of Sweden. She has previously recorded baroque chamber music and British music from the 20th century on the BIS label, with enthusiastic reviews from all over the world.
Anna was born in Bari, Italy, and at the university there her love for music developed side by side with studies in ancient Greek, Latin and Italian literature. With solo diplomas in piano and harpsichord performance she completed her doctorate in classical philology at Oxford University, UK, where later on she also taught Latin. Now based in Sweden, she is engaged full-time in music performance and musicological research, although she still gives lectures in European universities and academies about Greek and Latin rhetoric in connection with the performance practice of baroque music. Her debut solo disc on BCR, Cembalo Paradiso, puts into practice many of her deeply-held ideas about music as rhetoric.
Anna Paradiso in the press
‘Baroque at its best – Anna Paradiso impressed us with her perfection of form, dynamism and empathy’
Norrköping Newspaper (Sweden)
‘To say that [her] phrasing and musicianship is superlative is an understatement’
Hartford Live Music Examiner (USA)
‘Compelling… with virtuosity and insight to burn’
BBC Music Magazine (UK)
‘Anna Paradiso was an event in herself. With her facial expressions and body language, which gave life to music, she revealed herself as a very memorable part of the concert. The special way of baroque phrasing … was carefully dealt with by Paradiso. Running triplets were inflamed in a boiling flow…’
Katrineholms Kurir (Sweden)
Recordings on BCR:
www.annaparadiso.se (opens in new window)