Biography

Federico was born in Partinico (Palermo) - Italy – 1st June 1982. Since he was a child he showed a marked and natural sense for music and singing. Despite his motor disability since he was born, he continues with this passion for music and develops his talent, chasing and pursuing its goals, thanks in part to his tenacity and strength of will, both to aid and support of his family. After finishing his studies, Federico began working in Palermo, then he moved to Siena where he attended the University, worked and at the same time attended the Academy of Music Diapason, studying singing and modern jazz improvisation with the teacher Clara Cosci. He took part as well in some concerts organized by the Academy and some musical entertainment in Chianti. In 2005 Federico was admitted at Vocal Classes of Luca Jurman in Milan, practicing vocal and breathing techniques (RPA). Federico voice is described as a barytenor. His voiceprint is a perfect fusion of the studies of opera, soul and jazz improvisation. Federico won many italian and international singing competitions such as:


 

Third Prize in Saint Vincent Festival- Radio Special Prize - E21 Network Prize (May,20 2007)



Stage and Audition of Castrocaro Terme Festival (July 2007)

Semi finalist of "Una Voce Per Sanremo" (October 2007)


Finalist of Marcafestival 2007 in Treviso (November,3 2007)

Winner of "Io Canto" at Cilea Theater in Reggio Calabria, winning a new song written by the italian singer Andrea Mingardi (November,28 2007).

Second  Prize at "Vivere la Musica" in Stresa (November,29 2007).

TV Show "Celebrity-The Talent Show" on SkyVivo, proving his talent. Second Place. (December 2007)

Third Prize in "The Voice" , at Lian Club in Rome, winning the production of a cd compliation, produced by AntibeMusic. (December,8 2007)


Winner of"Cantaticino" (Switzerland) at Lugano Expo 2008, produced by Centro Studi Musicali (CSM). (February,16 2008).


Show-case for the official presentation of "Io Canto", "Io Imito", "Piper's Girl", produced by Valerio Merola, at Goha Disco in Sanremo.(February,28 2008).

Third Prize in "Castelletto Pize- Mirano City"(Venice). (June,1 2008)

Festival Show  2008 with his song "Quel che sei" ("What you are") performing for ten thousands people in Abano Terme, Sottomarina and Marostica. Azzurra Music produced a cd compilation with his song. www.festivalshow.it


Third Prize at "Sacile City Prize -Una Voce dal Livenza".
(June,27 2008)

During the 2008 Edition of Castrocaro Terme Festival, Federico was among the twenty best singers.   

Winner of the 50^ Edition of "Festa degli Sconosciuti" organized by Teddy Reno as singer, writer and composer. (November,21 2008)

Third Prize at"Donida Singing Award" in Derby Theater in Milan with the new song "Raccontami di te" ("Tell me about yourself").(May,9 2009)

Special Prize for the best interpretation and the best vocal tecnique at Castrocaro Festival. Live Broadcasting on RaiUno TV. (July, 10 2009)

Third Prize at Solarolo Song Festival - new songs. (September,9 2009)

Third Prize at Faenza Pop Festival ( July, 2 - 2010)

Second Prize at Italian Song Festival of New York. (September,12 2010)

Second Prize at International Pocket Songs Contest ( January, 25 - 2012)

On Jan,21 he was special Guest at the Festival of Songs USA at the Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn-NY. On Jan,25 he won the Second Prize at the International Songs Contest of NewYork with the Italian song “Ama Credi e Vai”. On February,23 he was the special guest at Gala Italia by Italian Wine and Food Institute at Marriott Marquis Hotel in Manhattan. Then he took part at the tour of the “Le Voci del Futuro” from the Italian TV Show “Ti Lascio Una Canzone” made by Rai1 with Antonella Clerici : on Feb,24 at Copernicus Theater Chicago – Feb,25 for two shows at Foxwoods Theater in Connecticut and on Feb,26 at Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City.

Federico won the Prize at Carpathia Rzeszow Festival (July, 8 2012).


On August, 6 2016 Federico Martello won the Gran Prix and Pirogovsky Rassvet 2016 in the Moscow District, singing the italian song "Il mare calmo della sera" and the russian on "Krasivo" of Valerij Meladze. 6 августа 2016 Федерико Мартелло выиграл Гран-при и Пироговский в 2016 году Рассвет Московского округа, исполнив итальянскую песню "Il Mare Calmo della Sera" и русский на "КРАСИВО" из Валерий Меладзе

Third Prize at Gibraltar International Song Festival with the song "Non Esiste Il Destino" (May, 6 2017)

National Prize Culture of Solidarity (Sept, 24 2017 - Pistoia)