Concert Series: Ricercare Antico

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Soprano & theorb performance

Baroque music featuring soprano & theorbo duo composed by:

Vittoria Giacobazzi (soprano)

Francesco Tomasi (theorbo)

About the artists:

Vittoria Giacobazzi deepened her study of Baroque, her chosen repertoire, with contralto Romina Basso at the Conservatory of Rovigo. He is a guest as soloist or in ensembles at baroque festivals such as Schwetzinger Festspiele, FIMA Festival in Urbino, Grandezze & Meraviglie in Modena, Mittelfest in Cividale del Friuli, Musica Cortese Festival in Slovenia, Roma Festival Barocco, Thüringer Bachwochen, Musikfest Stuttgart, Klangvokal – Dortmund, Reate Festival in Rieti, Oude Musiek in the Netherlands, The Holiday of holidays Festival in Israel, Festival Opera Barocca in Prague. He has collaborated with baroque ensembles such as Lautten Compagney Berlin, La Venexiana, Bachakademie-Stuttgart, Il Rossignolo, Cenacolo Musicale, Ensemble900, Ricercare Antico, Phoenix ensemble, La Capella Reial de Catalunya (conducted by Jordi Savall). His repertoire ranges from the 17th to the early 19th century. He records for Tactus and Brilliant Classics. He took part in the production of the CD ‘Voces de Sefarad’, published for Brilliant Classics in collaboration with the well-known mezzo-soprano Romina Basso and guitarist Alberto Mersica .

Francesco Tomasi specialized in lute and baroque guitar with Rolf Lislevand in Trossingen. He has attended numerous international master classes held by Paul O’Dette, Jacob Lindberg and Nigel North. In 2010, he won an audition for the European Union Baroque Orchestra (EUBO), with which he played concerts in numerous European countries. He has had the good fortune to play in the most famous concert halls in Europe: Konzerthaus and Musikverein in Vienna, Casa da Musica in Porto, Herkulessaal in Munich, Auditorium Santa Cecilia in Rome and Philarmonie in Kiev. He also boasts an intense concert career and various collaborations with early music ensembles including “L’Estravagante” conducted by Stefano Montanari, “I Barocchisti” conducted by Diego Fasolis, “Ghislieri” consort conducted by Giulio Prandi. He regularly performs at the most prestigious festivals and exhibitions in Italy and around the world. 


13 October, 2024