Federico Martello was born in Partinico (Palermo) on 1 June 1982. From an early age he showed a strong and innate sense for music and singing. He has a motor disability from birth and carries on and develops his great talent, pursuing his goals with stubbornness and great willpower. In 2001 he graduated as an accountant and commercial expert and began working in Palermo. In the same year he moved to Siena where he worked and attended the University. From 2003 to 2005 he attended the Accademia di Musica Diapason in Siena, a course in modern singing and jazz improvisation with the teacher Clara Cosci and participated in some concerts organized by the Academy in Piazza Salimbeni and Teatro Rozzi, as well as events and musical entertainment in Siena. It was in 2005 that Federico was admitted to Luca Jurman's Academy of Singing Vocal Classes in Milan practicing the study of vocal and breathing techniques (RPA). Having found work in Milan, he decides to move in order to better follow the singing academy, which he still attends, and then landed in the nearby and quieter city of Bergamo, where he now lives. From a technical vocal point of view, Federico is defined as a baritenor , even if his vocal imprint comes from a perfect fusion of the studies and settings of lyric, jazz improvisation and soul.
Stage / Audition of the 50th Castrocaro Festival, History of Music and Improvisation Course held by M ° Prof. Elio Polizzi (July 2007)
Semifinalist of "Una Voce Per Sanremo" in October 2007
Finalist of "Marcafestival 2007" in Treviso (3/11/2007)
Winner of "Io Canto" at the Francesco Cilea Theater in Reggio Calabria on Rai2. He wins an artistic promotion contract and press office in collaboration with the weekly Vero and an unpublished song written by Andrea Mingardi himself (28/11/2007).
Second Prize at "Vivere la Musica" in Stresa (VB) (29/11/2007).
"Celebrity-The Talent Show" hosted by Fabio Canino on SkyVivo, runner-up on SkyVivo on December 5th 2007
Third Prize to "The Voice", at Lian Club of Rome (8/12/2007). AntibeMusic has produced a compilation for the 13 finalists, with the songs interpreted in the competition.
Winner of the "Cantaticino" of Lugano organized by the Musical Study Center of Italian Switzerland (16/02/2008).
Presentation to the press and professionals of Valerio Merola's 2008 productions "Io Canto" and "Io Imito" (28/02/2008).
Third Castelletto Prize - City of Mirano, published section (01/06/2008).
Tour of the 2008 Festival Show by Radio Birikina and Radio Bella and Monella with the unreleased song "Quel che sei" (music by D.Tartaglia, text by F. Martello and T.Compagnin).
Third prize to "A voice from Livenza - City of Sacile Award" (27/06/2008)
Semifinalist of the 2008 edition of the Castrocaro Terme Festival.
Winner of the 50th Edition of the "Festa degli Sconosciuti" by Teddy Reno - Songwriter Section (21/11/2008)
Third Prize at the 2009 Donida Prize - Milan with the unreleased song "Tell me about you" (09/05/2009).
Special Award of the Artistic Direction for the best interpretation and technique at the 52nd Castrocaro Terme Festival, broadcast live on Rai1.
Third Prize at the Solarolo Song Festival - Unpublished section (06/09/2009).
Third Prize at the Faenza Pop Festival (02/07/2010).
Second Prize at the New York Italian Song Festival (12/09/2010).
Second Prize at the International Pocket Songs Contest (25/02/2012).
2012: Special guest at the Festival of Songs USA at The Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn (NY). Second Prize of the International Songs Contest of New York. Guest of the Italy Gala of the Italian Wine and Food Institute in Manhattan. Special Guest at the tour of "Le Voci del futuro" from the Rai1 TV program "Ti lascio una canzone" with Antonella Clerici at the Copernicus Theater in Chicago, at the Foxwoods Theater in Connecticut, at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City.
Carpathia Rzeszow Festival Award (8 July 2012)
Just when his musical career had reached important milestones, in July 2012 Federico suffered a serious injury, which forced him to cancel all scheduled concerts, including those in the USA and Russia, due to the worsening of his disability. His tireless desire to fight, his love for music, brought him back to the fore, starting from the international stages, after more than 4 years of inactivity, in which he had to learn to sing while sitting in a wheelchair.