Urbino Musica Antica 2022
/// Viola da gamba
Period: 23th - 30th July
The viola da gamba course is open to all levels and does not require an entrance exam.
The participation of each student in the lessons of the other students is encouraged, since technical elements may emerge from each lesson, and they may be of interest to all course participants. Within the timetable, there will be some spaces reserved for collective lessons, in which several topics can be discussed together: specifics regarding the technique of the instrument, the method for an autonomous, efficient and productive practice, maintenance of the instrument (how to change a string, how to change the frets, how to avoid problems with the tuning pegs), or many other points.
Born in Italy, Teodoro Baù started learning the viola da gamba at a young age with Claudia Pasetto. Subsequently, he finished his studies with Alberto Rasi, graduating summa cum laude and special mention. At the same time, he studied for eight years Renaissance lute with Massimo Lonardi.
Subsequently, he studied at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis with Paolo Pandolfo and at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg with Vittorio Ghielmi.
In 2021 he won the first prize and the Outhere prize at the MA Festival Competition in Bruges; moreover, he won the first prize at the 6. Bach-Abel Competition in Köthen in 2015, and from 2013 to 2015 he was supported by the Swiss Confederation Scholarship for Excellence in the Arts. He teaches viola da gamba at the early music summer course in Urbino, Italy.
Based in Basel, in the last years he alternated the solo activity to the activity of chamber music; he is a member of the ensemble “La Fonte Musica” in which he plays the ars subtilior repertoire with the medieval fiddle.