Stéphanie Palazzo - Music

Renewal, rebirth... La Nouvelle Saison ("The New Season") as a new momentum, a breath of fresh air that takes us to new horizons...

From the individual repertoire of each of the singers or co-written, between English pop-folk ballads, songs in French and Italian, the songs that make up the musical universe of Stéphanie Palazzo and Alex Lodo alternate the sounds of these three languages, which mix their origins and their travels, between Italy, Switzerland, France and Ireland.

The first song to come out of their collaboration, Letting go & Heal, is featured on Stéphanie's album Blossoming Hearts, released in December 2020. The following year, two new songs were recorded, Surrounded and Naked At Last. The latter was officially presented on 20 March 2022 at the famous "Les Folies Bergère" theatre in Paris, and the two singers were accompanied on this occasion by the PMS symphony orchestra conducted by Eric du Faÿ.

In 2021, new concert dates gave birth to the trio project, and Alex's guitar, Stéphanie's piano and their voices were joined by the eclectic Giacomo Grandi on cello.

La Nouvelle Saison is also a tribute to the duo The Swell Season (Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova), dear to the heart of both singers...

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La Nouvelle Saison is composed of...


Stéphanie Palazzo 

Singer-songwriter, Vocal, Piano


She began her artistic training at the age of 6 at the Geneva Conservatory of Music. In 2005, she obtained her Bachelor's degree at the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze in Geneva.

In parallel to her training, she started to write and compose her first songs, and recorded her first album "Les petits moments", entirely piano-vocal, in 2005, which led her to sing not only in Switzerland but also in France, Belgium, Italy and Canada. 

Trained in opera singing, she also performs as a soprano soloist in numerous musical shows and operas in Paris, France, Switzerland and Italy, as well as in various festivals (Plaisir de Musiques at the Impérial Palace in Annecy, Donizetti Night Bergame, Folle Journée de Nantes, Cathédrale Saint-Louis des Invalides in Paris...).

As a singer-songwriter, she was part of the Swiss selection for Eurovision in 2015 with a song recorded with the Orchestre des Petites Mains Symphoniques de Paris. Several concerts will follow with the latter, notably in Paris at the Saint-Roch church in October 2018 and at the Folies Bergère in March 2022.

In 2018, the recording of the album Blossoming Hearts began in Milan, where illustrious collaborations from the Italian music scene appeared, including Amedeo Bianchi (E. Ramazzotti, A. Venditti), Roberto Molinelli (arranger of the famous song Con te partirò, as well as L. Dalla and many others), Giorgio Cocilovo (A. Celentano, Mia Martini) Diego Corradin (Mina, Raf, F. Mannoia). The album was officially released in December 2020.


Alex Lodo

Songwriter, Vocal, Acoustic guitar


He was born in the Aosta Valley, where he developed a passion for music at an early age. He studied guitar on his own and began to perform on the local scene. In 1998 he moved to Pavia where, in parallel with his university studies, he studied singing with the soprano Debora Lombardo.

He then studied in Vercelli with Moreno Del Signore, who taught him the techniques of modern singing.

Involved in several bands, the most important of which is the group "Ritmi Urbani", he performs on several stages in important live clubs in northern Italy.

In 2004, he started his solo project inspired by the atmosphere of Irish pubs, playing pop-folk covers in an entirely acoustic, guitar-vocal tone. In 2010, he starts to study ethnic music at the Musical Foundation of the Aosta Valley.

In 2013, he moved to Ireland, where he continued his solo acoustic project, fulfilling his dream of playing live in pubs in Dublin and other cities on the Emerald Isle.

Back in Italy in 2018, he continues his musical activities and the following year begins a collaboration with Stephanie, with whom he will open a new musical season that will give rise to the creation of new songs and the subsequent formation of La Nouvelle Saison, to which Giacomo's cello will be added.

Giacomo Grandi 



He began his training at the Geneva Conservatory, perfecting his skills with P. Fournier and F. Guye, and in Rome with L. Piovano, before graduating in F. Pepicelli's class at the Morlacchi Conservatory in Perugia.

In the field of chamber music, he studied at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena and at the Trio di Trieste advanced school in Duino. He was first cellist in the Orchestra of the Opera Marrucino in Chieti (2007-2011), the Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma (2004-2006), the Orchestra da Camera di Roma, the Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia and the Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese.

He develops his passion for cello improvisation through jazz, in collaboration with the Geneva AMR, with several stable groups such as the CowBows (a country-western music quartet), and with various contemporary music and dance projects. In 2017 he founded the LemanCellos in Geneva, the first and only stable cello ensemble in the Lake Geneva region, which performs regularly, thanks to its variable geometry structure, from duo to orchestra of 50 cellos.

In 2012, he was invited by singer-songwriter Franco Fasano to record the album Fortissimissimo.

Giacomo Grandi is solo cellist and cello coach at the Orchestre des Collèges de Genève, and cello teacher at the Studio Kodàly in Geneva.

He plays an English Joseph Hill cello (year 1760) and an Italian Mario Gadda cello (year 1969).


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