Born in Arezzo (Italy), Silvia Vajente (soprano) graduated in opera singing at the Conservatorio Martini of Bologna where she studied with Mrs D. Debolini. Afterwards, she attended several lyrical and chamber musical theatre courses, and also some masterclasses with L. Serra, C. Desderi and J. Savall.
Particularly interested in ancient and baroque music, she continued studying with Jill Feldman and Gloria Banditelli.
She won the I Concorso internazionale di canto barocco F. Provenzale, Napoli 2004 (she won the second prize, the first one was not assigned); the Premio Bonporti, the IX edition of the Chamber Music International competition on Period Instruments, Rovereto 2006, with the harpsichord player G. Barchiesi (she won the third prize of the international jury and the special prize of the public).
She sang as soloist in Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Holland, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Finland, Brazil, Cile, Argentina, USA, Canada collaborating particularly with several groups specialized in the baroque repertoire (as the Bozen Baroque Orchestra, Modo antique, L’arte dell’arco, Il canto di Orfeo, La Sfera Armoniosa, La Venexiana, Orchestra barocca di Bologna, Il Rossignolo, Epoca Barocca,Cantar Lontano, L’Aura Soave, Cappella Artemisia, Athestis Chorus, Ensemble Homme Armè of Firenze, Concerto Palatino) and singing at important Festivals like the Festival Monteverdi of Cremona (where she sang as other soloist soprano with Emma Kirkby), Folle Journée-Harmonie des Nations, Festival Fränkischer Sommer, Festival internazionale “Da Bach a Bartok” of Imola, Pergolesi Spontini Festival of Jesi, Festival Opera Barga, AltstadtherbstFestival of Dusseldorf, Settembre Musica of Teatro della Pergola in Firenze, Festival Musica Antiga al Palau de L’Abat of Valencia (Spain), BolognaFestival, Stagione della Scuola Normale di Pisa, Festival S. Maurizio Musica e Poesia (Milan), Festival Potsdam-Sanssouci (Germany), Festival Contemporaneamente Barocco of Siena, Settimane Musicali dellOlimpico of Vicenza, Festival Barocco di Viterbo, Sagra Musicale Umbra, Musik Festival of Brema, Festival Galuppi of Venezia, Festival Barocco of Rome, Osterfestival of Hall in Tirol (Austria).
She sang in operas and oratorios by Rossi, Cavalli, Haendel, Pergolesi, Piccinni, Scarlatti, Vivaldi, Galuppi, Rossini, Ravel, Britten, represented in various theatres all over Italy and foreign theatres.
She sings also contemporay music. In 2010 she sang Pierrot Lunaire by Schoenberg at Cantiere Internazionale d’arte of Montepulciano.
Cd recordings were made out of: L’equivoco stravagante for the KiccoMusic and Scala di seta for the Bongiovanni; sacred music by the composer G.A. Perti for Tactus; Secular Madrigals and arias of solo voice by Frescobaldi for the Brilliant Classics (with Modo Antiquo); the opera La Rosinda by F. Cavalli for Ludi musici; Italian Love Cantatas with Epoca Barocca for CPO, Scintillate, amicae stellae: Christmas in the Convents of 16th- and 17th-century Italy with Cappella Artemisia for Tactus. Sh recorded also for RAI5 singing the famous Lamento di Arianna by Monteverdi with Modo Antiquo.
She also graduated in oboe and worked as a professional oboe-player until 2000 playing with Orchestra Regionale Toscana, Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Orchestra Sinfonica Toscanini, Orchestra sinfonica of Savona, Teatro lirico di Cagliari, Orchestra Verdi of Milan, conducted by great conducter as Sawallish, Metha, Webb, Tate. Cd recordings were made with the Ensemble italiano fiati for Tactus, with the I virtuosi Italiani for the Chandos.
She graduated in musicology at the Scuola di Paleografia e Filologia Musicale of Cremona (Universiy of Pavia) with a dissertation on the oratorio "La Resurrezione" by G. F. Haendel.
Finally, she graduated also in choral conducting at the High School for choir conductors of the Guido dʻArezzo Foundation.
She was teaching singing at Istituto di Musica of Montepulciano (SI) for ten years and at the moment she is teaching lyrical singing at the triennio of Scuola di Musica di Fiesole (CaMu) and vocal technique at the High School for choir conductors of the Guido dʻArezzo Foundation. She is also the founder and conductor of Viscantus vocal ensemble of Arezzo. She condutced I Cantori del
Borgo of Sansepolcro and she is the creator of Recicanto, an experimental workshop to raise awareness of opera for children and adults together.