Cristina Donà


Cristina Donà, born in 1967, played an important role in defining a new era of rock music and is one of the few Italian artists able to confront the other great international musicians who revolutionized the figure of author and performer.

Cristina Donà has always been able to renew herself, becoming first a reference point, and then an inspiring artist for the new generations of Italian musicians.

Cristina published her first album, Tregua, in 1997 which was positively welcomed by the public. She was assigned the Targa Tenco as best debut album and the famous drummer Robert Wyatt nominated it as one of his favorite albums in an article for British monthly magazine Mojo.

Donà’s success was confirmed by the release of Nido (1999), the assignment by Club Tenco of the Targa SIAE as Best Rising Artist, and her performance during London’s Meltdown Festival in 2001, where she was the first Italian artist to perform.

The following years were full of releases: Dove sei tu (2003), Cristina Donà (2004), which was listed in Billboard’s Europe Chart and received positive reviews by Sunday Times and Mojo, and La quinta stagione (2007). This latter album was a perfect example of Cristina’s musical production and was awarded as Best Italian Album in 2007 by Musica&Dischi.

In 2008, Cristina published Piccola Faccia, in which she reinterpreted some of her hits in a more essential way and dueted with Negramaro’s leader Giuliano Sangiorgi. Two years later Donà published Torno a casa a piedi (2011).

In 2014 she released Così Vicini and the song “Il senso delle cose” won the Targa Tenco as Best Song of the year. Two years later Cristina won the De Andrè Award thanks to her reinterpretations of the Italian singer-songwriter’s songs during a concert at Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome.

In 2016 Donà received the Bindi Career Award, published Tregua 1997-2017 Stelle Buone, and started an international tour.

In 2019 Cristina was published Ginevra Di Marco & Cristina Donà, a collaborative album with the songwriter Ginevra di Marco supported by a crowdfunding campaign.

Donà’s most recent project is deSidera, both an album and a concert in collaboration with Ponderosa Music&Art. Cristina says about the record: « deSidera, was born in these times with cloudy horizons and blurred ideas. Is a wild creature, which observes humans with a tilted head and wide-open eyes while it investigates the double nature of desire to better understand who we are».

The homonymous concert is the chance to appreciate the evocative sonorities of the album and its unconventional arrangements. Together with Cristina the producer and musician Saverio Lanza will perform on the stage.

On My 7th 2020, Donà published her first 7” vinyl: the 45rpm vinyl is a limited edition and contains two of the most important songs of the Italian singer-songwriter “Settembre” and “Universo”, which are re-edited in a new “theatre version” featuring the artistic direction of Saverio Lanza.

Photo by Francesca Sara Cauli






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