Analía Paula Capponi-Savolainen
is an Argentinean-Finnish soprano of Italian roots. She is an experienced classical singer who has performed in important halls of Argentina, Finland and Italy. She regularly performs in a duo with pianist Marjaana Merikanto. She is a specialist in Latin American and Spanish vocal repertoire and has run courses and master classes of Spanish and Latin American Arts songs and also, of Italian songs and culture.
Analía Capponi-Savolainen holds a Master Degree of Music and a licentiate of Music degree, with major studies as classical singer and music educator. She has 25 years of experience teaching singing to children and adults. She has taught extensively in Argentina and in Finland, in all levels of compulsory education, in private studios and in higher education institutions, where she taught Classical Singing, Didactics of Music, Teaching in Practice and Music Perception.
Analía Capponi-Savolainen is a Suzuki Voice specialist; a teacher trainer and a fully accredited teacher of the European Suzuki Association. She regularly runs teacher education courses on singing pedagogy and teaches Suzuki Voice official teacher training courses and teacher development courses. Capponi-Savolainen is the elected voice committee chair of the European Suzuki Association.
Capponi-Savolainen is a doctoral researcher affiliated to the University of the Arts Helsinki, Sibelius Academy. Her research interests include children's and youth's singing and vocal pedagogy, cultural diversity in music education, singing across the life span, young children's agency, identity work and embodiment. She has presented her doctoral research in national and international conferences and in important cultural and educational policy events and is currently finalising a doctoral dissertation on the topic of children's voices in culturally diverse societies. Her work on children's singing in the Finnish culturally diverse school was part of the ArtsEqual research initiative (2015 – 2021) coordinated by the University of the Arts Helsinki and funded by the Academy of Finland.