Baroque violin

Course programme

Main grounds of posture, sound emission and bowings in the fields of Italian and French baroque styles.
The imitation of the human voice as the Art of playing on the violin, in all its technical and musical aspects: pronunciation, articulation, dynamics and phrasing. Basics of the art of diminution. Technique and use of vibrato, basics of historical intonation.

Repertoire: XVII century works for violin in Italy, Spain, France, Austria, Germany and England. XVIII century violin music of Italy, Spain, France and Germany, with particular regard to sonatas and concertos by Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770) of which 250 years have passed since his death.

The teacher – Enrico Gatti

Enrico Gatti has dedicated himself to the XVII and XVIII century repertoire studying with Chiara Banchini in Geneva and Sigiswald Kuijken in The Hague. He has concertized extensively around all the world performing with La Petite Bande, Ensemble 415, Concerto Palatino, Hesperion XX, La Real Cámara, as leader of Les Arts Florissants, Les Talens Lyriques, The Taverner Players, The King’s Consort, Ricercar Consort, Bach Collegium Japan, Concerto Köln, ARTEK (New York), De Nederlandse Bachvereniging and “Les Muffatti” (Bruxelles), as well as with directors such as Gustav Leonhardt and Ton Koopman. He directs the Ensemble Aurora, which he founded in Italy in 1986. He has recorded for Harmonia Mundi (France and Germany), Accent and Ricercar (Belgium), Fonit Cetra, Tactus and Symphonia (Italy), Arcana and Astrée (France), Glossa (Spain) as well as recordings for many radio networks. He was assigned the first prize “Antonio Vivaldi” in 1993 and 1998, the “Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik”, and several times the “Diapason d’or”. Enrico Gatti is professor of historical violin at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and at the Conservatorio “G.B. Martini” of Bologna and he is much in demand for giving masterclasses in many unversities and music schools. He has been a member or president of the jury in several early music competitions and artistic director of the Urbino Early Music Course. He is member of the Scientific Committee for the national critical edition of the complete works of Alessandro Stradella and has been the President of the Scientific Committee for the international Symposium “Arcomelo 2013” in Fusignano which in november 2013 celebrated Arcangelo Corelli’s death tricentenary. He published several articles on early music performance practice as well as facsimile editions of Italian violin music, and more recently an essay on the history of diminution.


Course programme

Intermediate and advanced level

The program of the course is based on Italian and German late baroque repertory: 

  • Italian Sonatas for recorder and b.c. : Veracini, Corelli, Bellinzani, Marcello, Sammartini
  • Telemann:  Fantasias, Sonates Methodiques, Trietti e Scherzi Metodici, Sonate a tre, duets
  • Schickhardt: Solo sonatas, Sonate a tre, Concerti per quatto flauti e b.c.
  • Quantz: Capricci, duets
  • Concertos for recorder and strings: Telemann, Vivaldi, Mancini…

Collective technical lessons will be held, compatibly with the rules for the containment of the Covid 19 pandemic; students can be equipped for such exercises with an alto flute with a3 = 440Hz

The teacher – Daniele Bragetti

Daniele Bragetti studied recorder with Nina Stern, Kees Boeke, Marijke Miessen and Jeanette van Wingerden, graduating at the Civica Scuola di Musica di Milano and the Sweelinck Conservatorium of Amsterdam.

He gives regularly concerts, both as soloist as well as member of several ensembles of renaissance, baroque and contemporary music, among others Ensemble Baroque de Limoges, Ensemble Elyma, Ensemble Concerto, Academia Montis Regalis, Accademia Claudio Monteverdi, The Olive Consort, La Fonteverde.

He played in important halls and Festivals: Mito – Settembremusica in Milano, Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht, Musica e Poesia a S. Maurizio – Milano, Tokyo Recorder Festival, I Concerti del Quartetto – Milano, UNESCO per Venezia, Tokyo Opera City, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan and Casals Hall in Tokyo.

Since 1991 he plays in a recorder duo with Seiko Tanaka (collaborating often with the recorder players Walter van Hauwe, Kees Boeke, Antonio Politano and Tosiya Suzuki); in 2013, with her, he founded the Tokyo based recorder ensemble La Rubertina.

He realized several CD recordings for Opus 111, Passacaille, Stradivarius, Entrée, Mercury, Olive Music.

He is teaching recorder at the Haute École de Musique de Genève and recorder and historical ornamentation at the Civica Scuola di Musica “Claudio Abbado” di Milano; he has been visiting professor at the Haute École de Musique de Genève and the Universitad Pontificia de Santiago de Chile.

Happy Birthday Guglielmo Ebreo!

601 years ago Ebreo was born as the son of another dancing master Moses of Sicily who was Dancing Master at the court at Pesaro. 

In this year’s summer school in Urbino we will honor Guglielmo Ebreo as choreographer and Student of Domenico da Piacenza and explore what his contribution was to the quality of court dance in 15th century Italy.

Intermediate and advanced: Lieven Baert