Urbino Musica Antica 2022
/// Baroque Oboe
Period: 23th - 30th July
Prepare at least two complete sonatas in different styles, like Handel and Hotteterre for example. Other scores of chamber music with obligato oboe are welcome. It is indispensable to bring reed making equipement. Classes will be held mainly at the pitch of a = 415Hz. It will be possible to have lesson also with the classical oboe with pitch at a = 430Hz.
Born in Rome in 1961, he moved to Holland in 1981 to specialize in Baroque oboe and early music with, among others, Bruce Haynes and Ku Ebbinge. In 1987 he obtained his soloist diploma at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. He has participated in concerts in all countries of Europe, in the United States of America, Russia, Canada, Japan, China, Israel, Egypt, South America and Australia, as a member or guest soloist of prestigious baroque orchestras such as Hesperion XX, Le Concert des Nations, La Petite Bande, Das Freiburger Barockorchester, The English Concert, Bach Collegium Japan, The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Balthasar Neumann Ensemble and others. In 1989 he founded Zefiro together with his brothers Paolo and Alberto Grazzi, an ensemble where wind instruments play a leading role. He has participated in about 100 recordings. Among others, his CD with Vivaldi’s Oboe Concerts was awarded the Cannes Classic Award 1995 and the Zefiro CD with Handel’s Royal Firework Music was recognized with the Diapason d’or of the year 2009. In addition to leading Zefiro in the orchestral formation, he was guest conductor of baroque orchestras in Italy, Spain, France, Portugal, Austria, Germany, Holland, Poland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Israel, Australia, Canada and of the European Union Baroque Orchestra. In January 2013 he was councilor and director of the first baroque orchestra project of the “Sistema de Musica” of Venezuela. His research on the history of wind instruments resulted in several articles for specialized international journals. From 1992 to 2015 he was a lecturer at the Amsterdam Conservatory, from 2002 to 2007 at the Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya and since 2014 he has been a professor at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg. He is also a guest lecturer at several other conservatories and summer courses in Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Israel, the United States etc.