Urbino Musica Antica 2022
Period: 21th - 25th July
Il corso è aperto ai mandolinisti che volessero approfondire la prassi storicamente informata applicata al mandolino napoletano, al mandolino barocco a quattro, cinque e sei ordini e ad altri strumenti a plettro del periodo tra la fine del XVII secolo e i primi anni del XIX.
Le tematiche affrontate faranno riferimento, per l’aspetto interpretativo e di tecnica strumentale, alla trattatistica dell’epoca, sia relativa agli strumenti in oggetto, sia alla prassi del basso continuo e del contrappunto. Un approfondimento che viene proposto è sulle musiche per mandolino contenute nella collezione GIMO di Uppsala, alla luce degli studi effettuati presso l’Università di Bologna nell’ambito del progetto Il mandolino a Napoli nel ‘700 (https://www.mandolinonapoli700.com/). In ogni caso il programma può essere concordato preventivamente fra il singolo studente ed il docente. Non è indispensabile il possesso di uno strumento filologico.
Mauro Squillante, mandolinist, is considered a specialist in ancient plectrum instruments (mandolins and mandolas, mandolone, colascioni, zither), on whose repertoire, organology and performance he conducts constant research. He began his mandolin studies with Antonio Coletti in Naples and immediately after with Fabio Menditto in Rome; subsequently he enrolled in the mandolin class of the Pollini Conservatory of Padua where he obtained his diploma under the guidance of Ugo Orlandi. He deepened his musical studies with Hopkinson Smith and Crawford Young at the Schola Cantorum Basilensis, Enrico Baiano, Federico Marincola, Emilia Fadini, Edoardo Eguez. He carries out an intense concert activity in Italy and abroad performing as a soloist, in duo with the harpsichordist Raffaele Vrenna, in trio with the harpist Mara Galassi and the soprano Marinella Pennicchi, and with the ensembles Lirum li Tronc and Scherza l’Alma. He participates as an expert in a project of the University of Bologna and the University of Uppsala (Sweden) focused on the research of the Neapolitan eighteenth-century mandolin repertoire, in which he held concerts, conferences and masterclasses in London, guest of the Lute Society at the Royal College, in Hungary in Budapest at the Embassy of Italy, and in various Italian cities. He also holds courses and masterclasses at various mandolin schools in Europe, such as Marseille (France) and Heerde (Netherlands), and in Japan (Tokyo), where he goes annually to present his record releases. He has several collaborations with orchestras and early music ensembles of international level such as the Zefiro Ensemble by Alfredo Bernardini, the Freiburger Barok Orchestrer, the Venice Baroque Orchestra, the Cappella della Pietà dei Turchini, Arte dell’Arco, European Chamber Orchestra, Musica Perduta , Collegium Pro Musica, Štátna filharmónia Košice; he also carries out his activity in opera houses such as the S. Carlo Theater in Naples, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Petruzzelli Theater in Bari, the Verdi Theater in Salerno. Among the conductors with whom he has the honor of collaborating are Renè Jacobs, Andrea Marcon, Peter Maag, Louis Bacalov, Antonio Florio, Gabriele Ferro, Alessandro De Marchi, Vinicius Kattah. His substantial discography sees publications for various houses such as Stradivarius, Harmonia Mundi, opus 111, Brilliant, Tactus, Felmay-Dunya records, Bongiovanni, Niccolò, Oriente Musik, Vigiesse, Respect Records. He has done also several radio recordings for RAI and French and German radio and television broadcasters. He has published for the musical publishing house Mnemes – Alfieri and Ranieri Publishing in Palermo and for the Santabarbara publishing house. He regularly collaborates with the Pietà dei Turchini Foundation in Naples, on behalf of which he has mastered numerous musical productions. He is President of the Accademia Mandolinistica Napoletana, an association recognized for its fundamental contribution to the rebirth of the mandolin in Naples; artistic director of Summer Courses and Mandolin Festival which take place annually in Avigliano (PZ). He teaches Mandolin and historical plectrum instruments in the Ancient Music Courses of Urbino organized by the Italian Foundation for Ancient Music. He is mandolin Professor at the “G. Martucci ” Conservatory of Salerno. Since 2015 he has held masterclasses at the Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien.