Catrinangela Fadda
Her passion for music was born while listening to her mother playing the guitar. At the age of nine, she began her classical guitar studies with Armando Marrosu, with whom she graduated from the Conservatory of Music of Sassari (Sardinia) in 2001. During those years she participated in the "Emili Pujol" improvement courses in Cervera (Catalonia) and later on with other great guitarists such as Alberto Ponce, Fernando Rodriguez, Carles Trepat, Miguel Trápaga and Gianpaolo Bandini. She has won several national and international competitions in Italy, as well as being a concertista with various chamber music ensembles, including transcriptions of popular world music in her classical repertoire. In 2009, she finished her guitar postgraduate studies at the "Luthier School of Musical Arts" in Barcelona, where she currently teaches. She is part of the "Dinatatak" band, that mixes jazz, funk, ethnic rhythms, flamenco, theater and tap dance. With Dinatatak she organized a concert tour in the hairdressers and parlors of Barcelona, as a Creative Commons-alternative to the SGAE. She also played as a support group for Ojos de Brujo and took her project to several European festivals in Germany, France, Italy and Spain. In 2006 the duo "Violeta azul" was born, a tribute to Violeta Parra and all the women who fought in the 1960s in South America. In August 2010 she won along with the singer-songwriter Claudia Crabuzza the prize "Maria Carta" in Sardegna. Currently she has just recorded new albums: "Nombres proprios" with the band Dinatatak, "Hilo del cobre" with the singer-songwriter Catalana Ruso'Sala and the new album by the singer Dominique Fidanza.