A compelling and electric performer, Valentina's "golden mezzo" (San Francisco Examiner) is known throughout the industry as extremely versatile, beautiful, and expressive. Aside from her session work as a studio singer for numerous film, television, and commercial CD releases, as a classical soloist Valentina performs throughout the U.S., having made her debuts with New York City Opera, San Francisco Opera, Opera Theatre St. Louis, San Francisco Symphony, Midsummer Mozart, Eugene Opera, Opera San Jose, Berkeley Opera, and The Yerba Buena Center, among others. Valentina's signature is that of bringing riveting expression and dynamic richness to the realm of classical singing.
As a pop and rock singer / songwriter, Valentina's versatile vocal stylings and powerful performance presence have led her to share the stage with Todd Rundgren, George Benson, John Cale of The Velvet Underground, Dana Carvey, and Helen Hunt. She has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, MTV, the Fillmore Auditorium, the Shoreline Ampitheater, Villa Montalvo, New Orleans' Contemporary Arts Center, and the Palace of Fine Arts, among others. As a studio session recording artist, Valentina has contributed to recordings by Royal Fingerbowl, Sky Cafe, Smokey Pete's Cafe, and others, as well as being a featured soloist on Andrei Codrescu's and The New Orleans Klezmer Allstars' 2008 national release of jealous witness. Her distinctive voice has been heard on numerous television and radio theme songs, including travelogues from Time/Life/Warner and syndicated shows such as Garfield. An original founding member of San Francisco's acclaimed Screaming Divas, Valentina also currently performs throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Also a photographer, writer, and oil painter, Valentina is dedicated to the art of music and the human voice, and their power to bring about transformation. She resides in Sonoma County.