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Photos concerts 2014
- Dix Hills Performing Arts Center photos.

Duet with Jerry Costanzo
Giada Valenti recorded with Jerry Costanzo a duet of the song Little Boat, which is featured of Jerry's new CD Invitation (Release April 2013).
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Photos concerts 2013
- Cabaret Theatre, Pittsburgh photos.
- Dix Hills Performing Arts Center photos.
- Lafayette Theatre, Suffern photos.

Honored by Italian American Labor Council
Saturday, November 17, 2012 Giada Valenti received an award from the Italian American Labor Council at a Ceremony in Carle Place, NY, USA.

Featured on ABC7 television in the USA
Monday, October 8, 2012 Giada Valenti was featured on ABC7 while performing on the Red Carpet at the Columbus Day Parade in New York City. Click here to see the video clip

Featured on Rete4 television in Italy
In May 2012 Giada Valenti was featured on Rete4 in Italy where she was the protaginist in an episode to the popular television show Sognando Italia. Click here to see the episode

Honored by Comitato Italiano Di St. Brigida
Sunday, April 22, 2012 Giada Valenti received the Cultural Awareness Award at a Ceremony in Franklin Square, NY, USA.

Photos concerts 2012
In February Giada Valenti did several concerts in the USA to celebrate Valentine's Day.
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Award in the USA
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 Giada Valenti was awarded the Citation of Honor by Borough President of Queens, Helen Marshall at a ceremony at St. John's University in Queens, NY, USA. Click here to see the photos .

Featured on ABC7 television in the USA
Monday, October 10, 2011 Giada Valenti was featured on ABC7 while performing on the Red Carpet at the Columbus Day Parade in New York City. Click here to see the video clip

Featured in WCBS2 TV (USA)
Monday, November 15, 2010, Giada was featured on the very popular show in Pittsburgh Today Live. Click here to see the clip .

Featured on Italian TV
Monday, October 11, 2010, Giada was featured on a special show about Columbus Day in NYC and was interviewed by Franco Schippani. Click here to see the clip .

Debut in Atlantic City, NJ, USA
Saturday, October 17, 2009, Giada made her debut in Altantic City, with a sold out show at the Hilton Casino & Resort.

Featured on SKY Italia
In the summer of 2009 Giada was featured in a full episode of the popular show Magellano on SKY TV Italia. Click here to see the clip .

Featured in NYCVE Magazine
NYCVE Italian American Magazine features this month an interview Giada, where she talks about her experiences as an Italian in the United States.

Featured in Il Cofanetto Magico
Italian journalist Cristina Giongo wrote a large article about Giada in Il Cofanetto Magico (in Italian).

Giada part of iTunes Essentials
In 2008 iTunes in the USA selected Giada's interpretation of the song "Caruso" as one of the "40 must have songs" if you like Italian music and has become part of iTunes Essentials.

Featured on NBC4 television in the USA
In October 2006 Giada Valenti was featured on NBC4 while performing on the Red Carpet at the Columbus Day Parade in New York City. Click here to see the video clip

Biography

Singer and songwriter Giada Valenti is recognized for her special voice and great stage presence. With her latest CD, My Lullaby, Giada is bringing her sophisticated music and European style to music fans worldwide.

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. She also studied jazz with American singer Dawn Mitchell.

In Italy she has won several important music awards like the prestigious La Grande Occasione and Festival di Castrocaro. 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 Ariola in Europe and she had several hits in the charts. One of her songs was even used in a radio and television commercial for Piaggio-Vespa scooters.

When in 2004 her music got serious interest from a major record label in New York she decided to move to the United States. In December 2005, Giada's self-released CD Italian Signorina was launched in the USA to great reviews. Italian Signorina featured the song Caruso that Giada performed on the red carpet at the Columbus Day Parade in 2005, 2006, and 2007 in New York City, broadcast every year live on NBC Television. Giada was also featured in the editions of 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 of this prestigious Parade in New York City, which was broadcast every year live on ABC Television.

Producer Sonny Grosso and musical director Phil Ramone selected Giada for a role in the Broadway musical Be My Love, based on the life story of tenor Mario Lanza. In 2008 iTunes has selected Giada's version of the song Caruso as one of the 50 best songs in the Italian language. In 2005 and 2006, Giada performed her own original shows La Dolce Vita Swings and Moonlight and Romance, in sold out-theatres in New York. During these shows, she takes her audience on a journey across the Atlantic, singing the most beautiful Italian and American love songs. In June 2007 Giada made her debut at the premiere cabaret room in the USA: Feinstein's at the Regency Hotel in New York City. With her show Tribute To The European Divas, featuring the music of such great female singers as Edith Piaf, Dusty Springfield, Shirley Bassey, Mina and Ornella Vanoni, she has become a regular performer at this prestigious venue. In 2009 Giada made her debut at the Hilton Casino Hotel in Atlantic City.

The Italian television also reported several times about her successes in the USA. In 2008 the channel Sky Italia made an hour long documentary about her life as an Italian in the USA. In 2011 Giada was the protagonist in an hour long reality docu on Rete4 about her life and work in the USA. Over the years Giada was also featured in many interviews on RAI and Canale 5.

In the USA Giada's talent and contributions to culture has been recognized by several organizations. 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. In April 2012 she was honored by the Saint Brigid Parish for he Distinguished Service in Promulgating the Beauty and Value of Italian Culture and Heritage. In November 2012 she was honored by the Italian American Labor Council for her Work, Achievements and my Life Dedication to Music. Giada is also a seven times recipient of a Grant of the NIAF Sergio Franchi Music Foundation.

Currently Giada Valenti tours with her show Tribute To Love she performed in the years after that in theaters and perfroming arts centers all over the American East Coast. In this show she takes her audience on a romantic journey performing her own renditions of hits of the 60s, 70s, 80s as well as some recent contemporary songs.

With her strong personality the Italian singer has become a brand that stands for Romantic Music, Spectacular Shows, Glamour, Elegance and La Dolce Vita.