Direzione, liuto, tiorba



Flauti dolci e traverse: Luigi Lupo, Rossella Pozzer

Violino Barocco: Angela Nardo

Trombone barocco: Mauro Morini

Viola da gamba: Cristiano Contadin

Chitarra barocca: Luca Tarantino

Spinetta: Maria Luisa Baldassarri

Ghironda e percussioni: Paolo Simonazzi

Translation by Gaia Cozzi



rancesca Torelli was born in Reggio Emilia. After getting her first-class diploma in lute under the guidance of Maestro Orlando Cristoforetti at the Conservatory of Verona, she specialised at London’s Guildhall School with Nigel North. At the same time she studied Renaissance and baroque singing with Auriol Kimber. She took part in a number of festivals in Italy and abroad as soloist (voice and lute) and collaborated with the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino orchestra, Ensemble Vivaldi dei Solisti veneti and with various choirs and chamber orchestras. She recorded for the record companies Stradivarius, Dynamic, Nuova era, Mondo Musica, with the Ensemble Cappella Palatina, Sans Souci, Offerta Musicale, Accademia Farnese and for RAI Radiotre and other radio and TV stations, and has been working for years together with Ensemble Cappella Artemisia in the field of concerts and discography (Tactus). Furthermore, she edited and played the music for a number of prose and poetry performance in the Emilia Romagna region. She recorded for Tactus two CDs with music by Alessandro Piccinini and Pietro Paolo Melli as soloist, edited music editions (SPES) for archlute and wrote articles about some lute composers for some music reviews. She is holder of the lute chair at Conservatorio Verdi of Milan. 



aria Luisa Baldassarri is currently conductor of the Les Nations ensemble with which she recorded three sacred music CDs. She was invited, as soloist and with different orchestras and chamber orchestras, to a number of festivals both in Italy and abroad. She collaborated with famous soloists (M. Larrieu, C. Rossi, A. Griminelli…) and recorded for the Echo, Tactus, Rivo Alto, Nuova Era, EMI record companies. She is harpsichord professor at Rovigo’s Conservatory.   



auro Morini collaborates with some among the most important ensembles specialised in Medieval, Baroque and Reinassance repertoire and takes part in numerous prestigious international festivals both in Italy and abroad. He recorded for television, radio and a number of record labels getting excellent reviews from the specialised press and important international prizes and awards.  



ossella Pozzer obtained a first-class diploma in Recorder and traversiere? and has been making concerts from many years. She realized radio recordings for RAI and cinematographic recordings with V. Storaro and collaborated with the actors A. Foà and R. Cucciolla. Since 2000 she holds the position of flutist in the Orchestra Barocca della Mitteleuropa.  She’s flute professor at the Istituto Musicale A. Vivaldi of Bolzano.  



uigi Lupo holds a diploma in Transverse Flute and Recorder and collaborates nowadays with various ancient music’s ensembles both in Italy and abroad, which give them the opportunity to perform in important national and international music festivals. He published for SPES (Florence) and recorded for RSI, Stradivarius, Tactus, Echo, La Bottega Discantica, III Millennio and others. 



ristiano Contadin regularly collaborates with Italian and International ensembles specialised in Ancient Music. He also plays contemporary music with Quartetto Italiano di Viole da Gamba, performing pieces specially composed for them by famous jazz musicians and composers. He records for Winter&Winter, Glossa, Tactus, Stradivarius, Bongiovanni, Naxos, K617, RAI, ORT, RTSI, ORF and teaches Viola da Gamba and Ensemble Music at Scuola di Musica Antica of Venice. 



uca Tarantino is co-founder of  Euridice ensemble and co-worker of Concentus pro musica antiqua ensemble, Ensemble Albalonga, Seconda Prattica, Ensemble Terra d’Otranto and Ensemble Montesardo. He’s author and performer of live and recorded soundtracks for shorts, ballets, plays. He performs both in Italy and abroad as guitarist and lutist in the field of Ancient and Ethnic Music. 



ngela Nardo played with a number of ensembles such as Accademia Amsterdam, La Rejouissance, Le Parlement de Musique, Accademia Montis Regalis, Modo Antiquo, Accademia de li Musici, Diletto Musicale Veneto, Athestis Consort. She recorded for: Dynamic, Bongiovanni, Symphonia, Arcana, Agorà, Stradivarius, Nuova Era, Opus111, Chandos, Amadeus, Tactus. 



aolo Simonazzi founded and counducted La Piva del Carnér in 1990, the ensamble in which he plays diatonic hand-organ. In the same year he studied Hurdy-gurdy with Berardo, Heintzen and Bono. He recorded two traditional Emilia-Romagna music CDs with La Piva and performed in the most important international festivals of Traditional Music. 




Photos by Mauro Pinardi

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