The Italian soprano, Marina Bartoli, was born in Mantua and grew up in Imperia. She first became interested in music when taking up Piano studies there. After graduating in Opera singing at the C.Pollini Conservatorium in Padua, she won several scholarships (the G.Cini Foundation, the G.A.I [Young Italian Artists], the Rotary International Foundation), and continued her musical training in Switzerland, where she attended an advanced singing course (Fortbildungsstudium "Barok-Klassik") with Gerd Türk and Evelyn Tubb at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, and an advanced singing course (Fortbildungsstudium "Lied und Oratorium") with Kathrin Graf at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater of Zürich. She graduated in Modern Literature (110/110) at the University of Padua, with a musical/historical thesis: “Metaura Torricelli [1866-1893]: the artistic career of a 19th-century virtuosa, documented through articles from the press of the time”.
From 2003 Marina Bartoli has performed in many concerts, mainly in Germany (Gothare Konzerte and Internationale Händel Festspiele in Göttingen, Staatskapelle in Berlin, Internationalen Kammermusikfestival in Leipzig) as well as in Italy, Switzerland, France and Spain.
On stage Marina Bartoli has appeared as Second Woman in Dido and Aeneas by H. Purcell (Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, February 2003), as Annio in La Clemenza Di Tito by B.Galuppi- “Antonianum” (Theatre in Padua, November 2003), as Agnesina in L'inimico delle Donne by B.Galuppi (Internationale Barocktage Stift in Melk, June 2006), as Ippolita in Ercole sul Termodonte by Antonio Vivaldi (Festival dei due Mondi di Spoleto, July 2006), as Alinda, Oronte and Arpago in L'incoronazione di Dario by A. Vivaldi (Opéra de Nice, September 2006), as Fortuna, Allegrezza and Venere in Il Giustino by Giovanni Legrenzi (Rokokotheater in Schwetzingen, April 2007), as Dirindina in La Dirindina by D. Scarlatti (Festival Settembre Musica in Turin, September 2007), and as Tullia in Ottone in Villa by A. Vivaldi ( Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, June 2008).
Marina Bartoli has sung under the baton of several renowned conductors (including Claudio Scimone, Gustav Leonhardt, Philippe Herreweghe, Alan Curtis, Thomas Hengelbrock), and collaborates with various music groups and orchestras (L’Arte dell’Arco, Delitiae Musicae, L’Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, Il Complesso Barocco, I Virtuosi delle Muse).
Marina Bartoli has recorded for the following Labels: Tactus, Dynamic and Cpo.