Collegium pro Musica

2015-11-17 00:00:00

The Collegium Pro Musica is an ensemble specialized in XVII and XVIII century music repertoire (especially italian), performed in accordance with the style of that age and using true copies of original instruments. The Collegium is composed of some of the best italian performers, all carrying out an intense concert activity as soloists with some of the most important European concert institutions, and often called for collaborating with famous baroque groups and conductors. The Collegium has performed with famous singers such as Emma Kirkby, Gemma Bertagnolli and Roberta Invernizzi and with performers such as the violinist Monica Huggett and the harpsichordist Bob Van Asperen.

Flexible in its formation, which varies from the Trio to the Baroque Orchestra in order to perform the best of XVII - XVIII century repertoire, the group has been founded in 1990 by the flautist Stefano Bagliano, who is also the artistic director. Bagliano and the Collegium Pro Musica have performed very succesfully for important festivals and concert institutions in USA, Canada, Japan, China, Israel, Turkey and all Europe, such as Gasteig of Munich, Ljubljana International Festival, Ishibashi Memorial Hall of Tokio, Sounding Jerusalem Festival, Beijing Conservatoire, Società del Quartetto of Milan - Musica e Poesia in S. Maurizio, Amici della Musica of Florence, Concerts of Palazzo Venezia in Rome broadcasted by Radio RAI 3, Italian Cultural Institute of New York and of Los Angeles, Styrian Chamber Music Festival of Graz, Festival Internacional de Mùsica Antigua de Valencia, Feste musicali per S. Rocco of Venice, Emilia Romagna International Festival, Boston Recorder Society, Theatre of Ekaterinburg, Maggio della Musica of Naples, Festivals of Bolzano, Nice, Nancy, Avignon, Murcia, Turin, Genoa, Cagliari, La Rioja, Baastad, Briancon, Aalborg, Chateauneuf du Pape, Lago d’Orta, Sospel etc.

The Collegium has undertook a recording activity, gaining important recognition from the international critics. It has recorded compact - discs for the Brilliant, Stradivarius, Dynamic, Tactus, Velut Luna and Nuova Era record companies, with Recorder Concertos, Chamber Concertos and Sonatas by A. Vivaldi, Suites, Concerts, Sonatas and Triosonatas by G.P. Telemann, Concertos and Sonatas by G. Sammartini, Concertos by Fiorenza, Sonatas by B. Marcello, Cantatas by A. Scarlatti, Sonatas by J.S.Bach, works by C.Graupner, J.F.Fasch and J.G.Graun, Canzonas and Sonatas by Merula, Instrumental music by A. Stradella, M. Bitti, A. Guerrieri. Some recordings have come out as a free CD enclosed to some of the most important italian musical magazines, such as CD Classics and two times on the prestigious Amadeus. The CD with the Concertos for recorder op.10 by Vivaldi (2010, Stradivarius) and the one with the complete Vivaldi's Chamber Concertos (Brilliant, 3 CDs, 2012) received several reviews with 5 stars, among them on the magazines "Amadeus" and "Musica". James Altena wrote on the American magazine Fanfare about the CD with the Vivaldi’s Chamber Concertos: “The nine members of Collegium Pro Musica play with polish and dexterity. Special mention should be made of recorder player Stefano Bagliano……he is as fine a virtuoso on his instrument as I’ve ever heard”.

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