The Italian soprano, Lia Serafini, gained a diploma in piano at the Conservatory of Vicenza, and has since 1986 dedicated herself to the study of song under Malcolm King and Marie Térèse Boiton Rivoli, specialising in the Baroque and chamber repertoire, and now her expressive and agile voice is an appreciate reference-point for the Baroque performances.
Lia Serafini’s concert activities are flanked by her work also in the theatre; she has been involved in performances of a number of operas from the repertory of the 17th and 18th centuries, such as C. Monteverdi's L'Orfeo, Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice, Galuppi's Il mondo alla roversa (which CD live recording has obtained the Premio internazionale A.Vivaldi Fondazione Cini award), Peri's Euridice and W.A. Mozart's Idomeneo.
Lia Serafini has worked as a soloist with numerous groups and orchestras including: Accademia Bizantina/Ottavio Dantone; La Cappella dei Turchini/A. Florio; Concerto Italiano (Director: Rinaldo Alessandrini); Janas Ensemble/ P.Erdas. She has for 8 years collaborated (choir and soloist) with the productions of the Radio della Svizzera italiana (RSI), directed by Diego Fasolis. She has song in prestigious festivals and venues such as Resonanzen (Konzerthaus,Wien), Laus Polyphoniae (Anversa), Ambraser Schlosskonzerte (Innsbruck), Settimane musicali di Ascona, Festival Musica Antiqua (Bruges), Euroconcert (Barcelona), Conciertos de Navidad (Madrid), Tricentenaire de La Monnaie (Bruxelles), Settembre musica (Torino), Musica e poesia a San Maurizio (Milano), Festival Claudio Monteverdi (Cremona). Since 1998 she works regularly with La Capella Reial de Catalunya directed by Jordi Savall.
Lia Serafini has made numerous recordings for radio, especially for Rete2 of the Radio Svizzera Italiana and Radio 3, and for record companies such as Symphonia, Tactus, Dynamic, Stradivarius, Amadeus, Musique en Wallonie, Sarxs Rds. and Chandos, obtaining recognition and critical acclaim.