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Patrizia Nalbach Cauda, an Italian-Swiss soprano, was born in Torino and from an early age showed artistic talent in acting and singing, which led to appearing on stage from the age of seven.

For her singing talent she was encouraged to enroll at the G. Verdi Conservatory where she began her musical studies with Luisella Ciaffi and continued them with Rosina Cavicchioli.

At the same time she developed a keen interest in the more introspective areas of study such as psychology, philosophy and literature, which led her to attend the University of Torino and receive a degree at the “Istituto Superiore di Psicologia Sociale Rosmini“ and the "Lorenzo Prinotti"Institute for the Deaf  and Dumb in the same city.

Relocating to Switzerland, she attended the "Voice Academy Cairati" in Zurich where she continued her operatic studies under the guidance of Cornelio G. Cairati and in Lugano with Monica Trini and Mariagrazia Ferracini.

At the same time she developed her inborn passion for acting,  taking courses at the theatre school “Campo teatrale”.
Over the last few years she has been successful in balancing her numerous abilities, interests and sensitivity in her passion for music and singing, theatre and poetry, and the spreading of art and its relational expression. All of these converge in a unique and exciting union of the arts, that ranges from chamber to contemporary music, from renaissance to post-modernism and theatre music.

Following this educational path, convinced of the therapeutic nature of music and particularly of song experimented in her numerous recitals in homes for the aged, she decided to receive a degree in phenomenologic music therapy held by Prof. Paolo Cattaneo. Following her degree and Masters in music therapy, she initiated the project “ Sparks at the Museum” at the Museum of Art in Lugano and now at the MASI Lugano.


She is the creator of “Pearls of Emotion” and co-creator with Isabella Lenzo Massei of the project, “Tra Arte e Musica" (Between Art & Music) at the Museum of Art and the Museo Cantonale in Lugano and now at the MASI - LAC of Lugano.

Work experience

  • Activation specialist at Foundation Casa San Rocco - Morbio Inferiore

  • Soprano singer and performer

  • Actress

  • Guide and performer for the Department of Culture of the City of Lugano

  • Creator and performer of the project "Perle di Emozioni"

  • Co-creator and performer of the formula "Tra Arte e Musica" for special visits to museums (MASI - LAC Lugano)

  • Creator and performer of the project "Sparks at the Museum" for Alzheimer's patients (MASI - LAC Lugano)

  • Music Therapist

  • Founder, producer and organizer of animations for events such as cultural Vernissage, Exhibitions, Events (e.g.: CDT, Otis, Nights of Story at Villa Heleneum and Villa Ciani, CPA, Tourist Board Val di Blenio, etc. )

  • Creator and performer of the entertainment multicultural “Hafez - Petrarca” at the Conservatory of Lugano

  • Founder of lyrical - musical projects for high schools

  • Professor of special school

  • Teacher of elementary school

Education and Training

  • Master in Music Therapy

  • Diploma in Music Therapy

  • Studies of Music Pedagogy at the HMI of Bellinzona

  • Studies of Singing Jazz with L. Pigozzi in Milan

  • Course of Psycophonie - Marie-Louise Aucher® (four levels) with Elisa Benassi in Castelbelforte (MN)

  • Improvement of the Singing Ferracini with M. and M. Trini in Lugano

  • Studies of musical analysis with F. Ghilardotti in Lugano

  • Studies of Singing with CG Cairati in Zurich

  • Studies of Singing at the Conservatory "G. Verdi" in Turin

  • Annual courses and seminars with professional actors and directors in Switzerland and in Italy

  • Studies of Education with Psychological address at the University of Turin

  • Master's degree in teaching to handicapped pupils psychophysical at the Higher Institute of Social Psychology of Turin

  • Master's degree in teaching to handicapped pupils hard of hearing at the Institute "L. Prinotti" of Turin

  • Teaching degree from the Institute "S. Anna" in Turin

  • Studies of Japanese language at the “Klubschule Migros “ Zurich

  • Studies of English and graduation from the “Cambridge School” in New York (TOEFL)

  • Studies of German and graduation from the "Goethe-Institut" in Turin (KDS)

Language skills

Italian:           Mother tongue
English:         Good Knowledge
German:        Good Knowledge
French:          Middle Knowledge

Relational and

organizational skills

I lived in Turin, Zurich, New York and Tokyo. I traveled a lot and met people, languages, cultures and heterogeneous realities.

Thanks to these my experiences, I further developed my natural attitude to relate, the mediation initiative as well as the creation and deepening of individual and group projects.

Personal Interests

  • President and Head of Public Relations of the 'Association "Settembre Organistico" of Morbio Inferiore

  • Vice President of the “Compagnia della notte” of Sorengo with which I have set up many shows since 2006

  • Former member of the choir “The Harmonics” of Breganzona

  • I love  dance, music and theater

  • I prefer literature and poetry

  • I adore the sea, the snow and the woods

  • I like travel and motorbikes

  • I am delighted with  Indian and Japanese food

  • I love being with others but at the same time have my own space to regenerate and rest

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