BIOGRAPHY

Marta De Lluvia (Marta Natalini) was born and raised in Recanati, Italy. She started writing poems and songs at a young age. She has studied classical guitar and singing. Parallel to music, she has always been interested in poetry and foreign languages.

She has studied foreign languages and literatures (Russian and English) at the University of Macerata. She has lived in Leipzig (Germany), and she has traveled to Russia on several occasions (S.Petersburg). While in Germany and Russia she has carried out her music studies and collaborated with local musicians.

When she moved back to Italy, she started studying jazz signing and continued writing poems and songs. In 2013 she published her first poem collection “In sé maggiore” (“Yourself major”), and she toured her region, Le Marche, with a poetry reading based on musical improvisation with jazz pianist Alessandro Menichelli.

In 2015 she took part in a contemporary art festival, Festival Pergine Spettacolo Aperto (TN), with a music installation developed with Elettra Bargiacchi (musician and sound designer).

In 2016 she started working on her first album with the Italian songwriter Giua, and in 2017 she started the recordings at ha Orange Home Record di Leivi (GE) with Raffaele Abbate, artistic producer and arranger.

In 2017 she took part in the Italian competition for female songwriters Premio Bianca D’Aponte (Aversa) and she won a prize for the best lyrics.

In 2018 she moved to Brussels, where she started playing at several open mic sessions as well as in solo concerts. She joined a songwriter collective, whose main objective is exchanging artistic ideas and supporting their independent music.

The album “Grano” (Wheat) was released in April 2019 for Orange Home Records. Several important musicians have contributed to the work, such as Giua, Armando Corsi and Stefano Cabrera of Gnu Quartet.