Born in Palermo, Silvia Spinnato studied piano and composition at the Conservatory „Bellini“of her city. In 2005 she graduated in singing in Mantova (Italy). Shortly afterwards she moved to Salzburg to complete her studies as singer and choir director at the University Mozarteum. She graduated with honours in both disciplines.
She attended the summer masterclasses in orchestra conducting in 2013, 2014, and 2015 lead by Peter Gülke in Salzburg. In June 2015 she graduated with honours in orchestra conducting with Hans Graf at the University Mozarteum. In summer 2015 she attended the masterclass of Paavo Järvi at the Järvi Academy in Tallinn/ Parnu.
She received the Bernhard Paumgartner Medal 2015 of the International Foundation Mozarteum as talented young conductor.
In 2008 Silvia Spinnato founded the music association Musicacosi, with which she worked as choir director in the following productions of the University Mozarteum, with stage director Eike Gramss: „Die Zauberflöte“, „Idomeneo“, „La Clemenza di Tito“, „Le nozze di Figaro“, „Don Giovanni“ by Mozart, „Eugene Onegin“ by Tschaikovsky, Gluck’s „Orfeo ed Euridice“, Donizetti’s „L’elisir d’amore“, „Boheme“ by Puccini and „Carmen“ by Bizet.
She conducted the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra in Opera Firenze, the Trieste’s Teatro Verdi Orchestra, the Palermo’s Teatro Massimo Orchestra, the Catania’s Teatro Massimo Bellini Orchestra, the Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana (a production in Theater „Luciano Pavarotti“ with stage director Enrico Stinchelli in Modena), the Philharmonie Salzburg, the Südböhmische Kammerphilharmonie Budweis, Bad Reichenhall Philharmonie, the Sicilian Symphony Orchestra, the Järvi Academy Youth Symphony Orchestra in Pärnu Music Festival.
2015 Summer Järvi Academy in Tallinn with Paavo Järvi.
2015 Graduation with honours in Master orchestra conducting at the University Mozarteum Salzburg with Hans Graf.
2013/14/15 Summer Masterclass with Peter Gülke Salzburg.
2012 Postgraduate studies in singing at the University Mozarteum Salzburg with Mario Diaz.
2011 Graduation with honours in Master choir conducting at the University Mozarteum Salzburg with Karl Kamper.
2011 Graduation with honours in Master singing at the University Mozarteum Salzburg with Martha Sharp.
2005 Graduation in Master singing at the Mantova Conservatory „Lucio Campiani“ with Mildela D’Amico.