The Italian-born tenor Valerio Contaldo, grew in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. After studying classical guitar, he studies singing with Gary Magby at the Lausanne Conservatory. He followed with lessons of Giorgio Paronuzzi (Baroque coaching), Anthony di Giantomasso (diction), Todd Camburn, Marie-Cécile Bertheau (coaching). He attended master-classes of Christa Ludwig, Alain Garichot, Klesie Kelly and David Jones. He is awarded Laureate of Foundations Madeleine Dubuis and Solidarvox of Sion and of Colette Mosetti in Lausanne. He was finalist of the Leipzig Bach Competition in 2008.