Valeria Pozzo is a classically trained violinist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer who feels comfortable crossing genres, taking influence from Joni Mitchell to Jeff Buckley and Emiliana Torrini. Pozzo’s music is born out of her love for storytelling within an intimate and nuanced palette. It brings together melodies inspired by folk, rich harmonic movements and intricate yet tasteful grooves informed by jazz.
Valeria Pozzo began playing violin at a very young age. After spending many years developing as a classical musician in her native Italy, Valeria left Venice and moved to London in 2011. Inspired by the energy and pulse of city, Valeria began writing her own music and developing her voice as a singer-songwriter.
Over the years, Valeria’s musical curiosity lead her to perform with artists spanning a spectrum of styles such as Jazz Jamaica, ESKA, Sam Ryder, Tomorrow's Warriors, Neil Cowley, Antonio Forcione, Robert Mitchell, Rhys Lewis, NYOH, Raffy Bushman, Southbank Sinfonia and the NU Civilisation Orchestra. Valeria has performed at many prestigious venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and has sung at world renowned Abbey Road Studio, where she recorded a cover of George Harrison’s ‘Here Comes The Sun’ for Peroni Nastro Azzurro. Valeria often collaborates with Icelandic singer-songwriter Ösp Eldjárn. The two have performed together several times together and have toured in Iceland several times.
Valeria’s classical background, along with her extensive collaborations with a variety of artists, seem to perfectly synthesise in her own work. In 2020 Valeria released her debut single 'My Heart', written, recorded and produced by her at home during lockdown. Much of Valeria’s writing is directly inspired by her own personal experience, with themes of family, relationships, and distance explored with a deft touch and a heart-rending wisdom.
Her self-produced EP ‘Circles’ due to be released in May 2023, was written from a place of vulnerability; a response to the fact that, sometimes, we are exposed and open but not met in the way we hope. The songs move through cycles of stability and turmoil. They represent a quest for connection, acceptance and belonging; an attempt to resolve something that is broken.
Valeria holds a BMus in Popular Music from Goldsmiths University, London. She is an Awardee of the Record & Release fund from Help Musicians.