Gina Mattiello

Gina Mattiello has been a versatile performer and vocalist in experimental music and theatre productions since 1999. In pursuit of alternative ways to staging contemporary texts and scores from theatre and new music, she sketches out well-conceived concepts in collaboration with musicians. 


Gina Mattiello studied at Bern University of the Arts, earning a master´s degree with distinction in Théâtre Muscial - Composition and Theory as well as literary writing. She received a scholarship by the Austrian Federal Chancellery of the Arts and the SKE-Fonds.


She has premiered numerous solo, chamber and ensemble works by contemporary music composers and has successfully collaborated with renowned new music ensembles including NewTonEnsemble, quartett22, Ensemble PHACE, Ensemble EIS, zinc & copper works, the Koehne Quartett as well as with the Haydn Orchester of Bozen and Trient. Gina Mattiello initiated and co-curated the annual e_may festival for new and electronic music.


From 2007 to 2012 the festival commissioned and premiered more than 50 works by female composer from Austria and abroad. She regularly worked with director Ernst Marianne Binder and the dramagraz which dedicated itself to staging contemporary dramatic texts. As performer she regularely appears at major music and theatre festivals including Wien Modern, Wiener Festwochen, steirischer Herbst, Klangspuren Schwaz, Festival für die Beweglichkeit, Bern Music Festival, Music of the Centuries Stuttgart, as well as in venues including Komponistenforum Mittersill, Radiokulturhaus, Wiener Konzerthaus, Künstlerhaus Wien, Porgy & Bess, Dampfzentrale Bern and Theater Stok Zürich.


Gina Mattiello has appeared in various leading roles in contemporary opera and theatre productions including the chamber opera „fremd körper“ by Reinhold Schinwald, premiered at the Taschenopernfestival in Salzburg, the chamber opera „alice“ by Periklis Liakakis, „KEIN LICHT.“ by Elfriede Jelinek, the operas „k. frammenti dell´attesa“ by Lorenzo Romano and „hystéra“ by Zesses Seglias at Graz Opera House. In 2018 she will appear in the opera „la mirada antigua“ by Javier Quislant, premiered at the Graz Opera House.


She wrote the libretto to the music theatre „ungeduld“, premiered at Gare Du Nord Basel as well as the libretto to Hannes Kerschbaumers „GAIA - a dystopian vision“, one of the winning projects at „OPER.A 20.21 FRINGE“ of Stiftung Haydn von Bozen und Trient, premiered in 2018, where she also played the leading role. Zikadengesänge was her first book of poetry (edition art & science).