Claudio Cavina is the most important Italian countertenor of his generation. He began his vocal studies in Bologna with Candace Smith and continued his training with Kurt Widmer and Renè Jacobs at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. He performs regularly with many early music groups such as the Clemencic Consort, Huelgas Ensemble, La Colombina, Elyma Ensemble, Concerto Italiano, Europa Galante, Al Ayre Espanol, Le Parlement de Musique and the Fitzwilliam Ensemble. He has also performed as a guest artist in many prestigious festivals in Europe (Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, Ambronay, Geneve, Brugge, Antwerp, Utrecht, Amsterdam, London, Glasgow) and throughout the world (Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Mexico City). With the Oratorio Gesù al Sepolcro by G. A. Perti, conducted by Sergio Vartolo, he toured in France (Metz, Lille, Lourdes, La Chaise Dieu) and in Italy (Teatro La Fenice in Venice, and Teatro La Scala in Milan).
His operatic career gave him the opportunity to sing in C. Monteverdi’s Orfeo at the Arena di Verona and at the Opera di Roma as well in J. J. Fux’s Costanza e Fortezza at the Musikverein in Vienna. He also performed in A. Vivaldi’s Atenaide, conducted by Fabio Biondi, and in La Purpura de la Rosa by Torrejon y Velasco at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna and in Messina. In 1994 he toured with Concerto Koln conducted by Gustav Leonhardt. In 1996 he founded La Venexiana, the Italian madrigal group which has won many prestigious awards. Claudio Cavina has featured on more than 70 CDs released by well-known labels such as Duetsche Harmonia Mundi, Sony Classical, Opus 111, Arcana, K 617, Stradivarius, Glossa, Accent and Cantus. His CD of baroque German music entitled De Vita Fugacitate (Glossa) was welcomed with great enthusiasm by specialist international press. Claudio Cavina teaches at the Corsi Internazionali di Belluno and Urbino in Italy.