Singer and songwriter Giada Valenti is recognized for her special voice and great stage presence. With her latest CD, And I Love You So, Giada is bringing her romantic music and her elegant style to music fans worldwide.
With her new live show, entitled Tribute To Love, she takes her audience on a romantic musical journey performing a selection of the most beautiful love songs from the 60s, 70s and 80s, combined with some of her own penned songs. In this new show she sings hit after hit, songs from The Beatles, The Carpenters, The Doors, Dusty Springfield, Elvis Presley, Perry Como, Edth Piaf, Tony Bennett, Mina and many more. Tribute To Love is a show that will make you fall in love with love again.
Born and raised in Venice, Italy, Giada Valenti started to sing and play piano at the age of seven. She began touring professionally with a band by age twelve. She studied piano and music theory at the Santa Cecilia music school in Venice and got her music degree at the G. Tartini in Trieste.
While she was studying psychology at the University of Padova, she met the love of her life and moved to The Netherlands. She participated in the song contest San Remo New Talents in the World, a contest held annually for Italians living abroad and won with her pop ballad Solo Con Te (Only With You). This led to a record contract with BMG in The Netherlands and had several hits in the charts. One of her songs was even used in a radio and television commercial for Piaggio scooters.
When in 2004 her music got serious interest from a major record label in New York, she made a bold career move and decided to spend most of her time in United States. In the last six years she has been featured on WABC, WCBS, WNBS and PBS Television. She is selected for a role in the Broadway musical Be My Love, based on the life story of tenor Mario Lanza.
In October 2008 Giada was named Woman of the Year by the Organization of Italian Charities In America. In February 2010 she was honored by the Commision for Social Justice of the Order Sons of Italy in America for being a good Italian role model. In October of 2011 Giada was awarded the Merit of Honor by the Borough President of Queens, NY for her outstanding cultural contribution to the Italian community in the USA.
Over the past six years, Giada also performed her own original shows La Dolce Vita Swings and Moonlight & Romance, in sold out-theatres in New York. In June 2007, with her show Tribute To The European Divas, Giada made her debut at one of the most exclusive venues; Feinstein’s at the Regency in New York City, where she has become a regular. In 2009 Giada made her debut in Atlantic City with a sold out concert at the Hilton Casino & Resort.