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P.Sanmartini

Ensemble “Soavi Affetti”

Music for the violin and basso continuo, the core of chamber music in 17^ and 18^ centuries, shows the strong bond between “cantabilità”/ “affetti” of the melody and the support of harmony in all its magnificent forms. With this in mind, the Soavi Affetti repertoire focuses on the rich production of the Italian masters who turned this particular historical period into a glorious chapter in the history of Italian and European music.
Paolo Cantamessa and Patrizio Focardi (violins), Anna Clemente (harpsichord) and Rebeca Ferri (cello) are musicians who have been working for years in the field of Baroque music with particular interest in performing with original instruments and techniques. They set up this ensemble with the intention of exploring the triosonata repertoire, which was very popular in the Baroque era.

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Paolo Cantamessa

Got his diploma in modern violin in 1994 at Conservatorio “Giuseppe Verdi”, Turin. From 1992 to 1995 he studied composition at the same Conservatorio. In 1998 he graduated at Scuola Civica di Milano where he had been studying Baroque violin with Enrico Gatti. From 1998 to 2000 Paolo attended a specialization course held by Sigiswald Kuijken at Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussels and started an intense activity as baroque violin teacher himself. He plays regularly with I Turchini (A. Florio), Les Talens Lyriques (C. Rousset), Accademia Montis Regalis (A. de Marchi), Modo Antiquo (F.M. Sardelli), Ensemble Aurora (E. Gatti), Divino Sospiro and Accademia Bizantina (O. Dantone). Paolo plays a Sebastian Klotz violin made in 1742.

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Patrizio Focardi

Studied the modern violin and got his diploma in 1987 at the Conservatorio “Luigi Cherubini” Florence. Immediately after he started attending Baroque violin courses and masterclasses held by important specialists such as Hajo Baess, Enrico Gatti and Ryo Terakado. In 1992, as a member of the European Community Baroque Orchestra, he took part in tours under the conductors Roy Goodman, Ton Koopman and Monica Hugget. Since 1993 has been leading an intense concert activity playing with ensembles and orchestras like Modo Antiquo (F.M. Sardelli), Il Complesso Barocco (A. Curtis), Concerto Soave (J.M. Aymes) and Cappella della Pietà dei Turchini (A. Florio). Patrizio is Baroque violin teacher at Accademia Musicale di Firenze. He plays an exact replica of a Stradivari violin made by Eduardo Gorr in 2004.

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Rebeca Ferri

Received her degree in cello at "Conservatorio Santa Cecilia-Roma" in 1998, with Maurizio Gambini. She studied recorder with Maria De Martini, also following courses with Kees Boeke, Michael Schneider, Han Tol, John Tyson and Marcos Volonterio. She achieved first place with both instruments in the yearly competitions "Jugend Musiziert" and won a scholarship from the "Yehudi Menuhin-Live Music Now-Foundation" in Germany. She has studied baroque cello since 1995 with Anner Bylsma, Gerhart Darmstadt, Roel Dieltiens, Balazs Maté and Stefano Veggetti. She received her diploma in baroque cello with Jaap ter Linden in 2003, at "Hochschule fuer Musik Wuerzburg". She continued her baroque cello-studies at "Hochschule fuer Musik und Theater Muenchen", where she obtained, in 2007, the "Meisterklasse" with Kristin von der Goltz. Rebeca Ferri is member of the ensembles: "I Turchini", "Academia Montis Regalis", "Ensemble Baroque du Léman", "Gli Incogniti", "Camerata Artemisia", "A l'Antica", "Main-Barockorchester", "La Selva", "Ensemble 1800", "Accademia Ottoboni", "Concerto Romano", "Ensemble Arte Musica", "La Venexiana". She has recorded for Sony, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, Carus, Glossa, Eloquentia, Opus 111, Tactus, Dynamic, Amadeus. Rebeca Ferri plays a cello by André Mehler (Leipzig 2011), copy of Martinus Kaiser (Venice 1679).

Soavi Affetti Baroque Music Ensemble
email: soaviaffetti@gmail.com
website: www.soaviaffetti.beepworld.it
cell: 338 8713401 / 347 8433156

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P.Sanmartini

Ensemble “Soavi Affetti”

Music for the violin and basso continuo, the core of chamber music in 17^ and 18^ centuries, shows the strong bond between “cantabilità”/ “affetti” of the melody and the support of harmony in all its magnificent forms. With this in mind, the Soavi Affetti repertoire focuses on the rich production of the Italian masters who turned this particular historical period into a glorious chapter in the history of Italian and European music.
Paolo Cantamessa and Patrizio Focardi (violins), Anna Clemente (harpsichord) and Rebeca Ferri (cello) are musicians who have been working for years in the field of Baroque music with particular interest in performing with original instruments and techniques. They set up this ensemble with the intention of exploring the triosonata repertoire, which was very popular in the Baroque era.

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Paolo Cantamessa

Got his diploma in modern violin in 1994 at Conservatorio “Giuseppe Verdi”, Turin. From 1992 to 1995 he studied composition at the same Conservatorio. In 1998 he graduated at Scuola Civica di Milano where he had been studying Baroque violin with Enrico Gatti. From 1998 to 2000 Paolo attended a specialization course held by Sigiswald Kuijken at Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussels and started an intense activity as baroque violin teacher himself. He plays regularly with I Turchini (A. Florio), Les Talens Lyriques (C. Rousset), Accademia Montis Regalis (A. de Marchi), Modo Antiquo (F.M. Sardelli), Ensemble Aurora (E. Gatti), Divino Sospiro and Accademia Bizantina (O. Dantone). Paolo plays a Sebastian Klotz violin made in 1742.

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Patrizio Focardi

Studied the modern violin and got his diploma in 1987 at the Conservatorio “Luigi Cherubini” Florence. Immediately after he started attending Baroque violin courses and masterclasses held by important specialists such as Hajo Baess, Enrico Gatti and Ryo Terakado. In 1992, as a member of the European Community Baroque Orchestra, he took part in tours under the conductors Roy Goodman, Ton Koopman and Monica Hugget. Since 1993 has been leading an intense concert activity playing with ensembles and orchestras like Modo Antiquo (F.M. Sardelli), Il Complesso Barocco (A. Curtis), Concerto Soave (J.M. Aymes) and Cappella della Pietà dei Turchini (A. Florio). Patrizio is Baroque violin teacher at Accademia Musicale di Firenze. He plays an exact replica of a Stradivari violin made by Eduardo Gorr in 2004.

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Rebeca Ferri

Received her degree in cello at "Conservatorio Santa Cecilia-Roma" in 1998, with Maurizio Gambini. She studied recorder with Maria De Martini, also following courses with Kees Boeke, Michael Schneider, Han Tol, John Tyson and Marcos Volonterio. She achieved first place with both instruments in the yearly competitions "Jugend Musiziert" and won a scholarship from the "Yehudi Menuhin-Live Music Now-Foundation" in Germany. She has studied baroque cello since 1995 with Anner Bylsma, Gerhart Darmstadt, Roel Dieltiens, Balazs Maté and Stefano Veggetti. She received her diploma in baroque cello with Jaap ter Linden in 2003, at "Hochschule fuer Musik Wuerzburg". She continued her baroque cello-studies at "Hochschule fuer Musik und Theater Muenchen", where she obtained, in 2007, the "Meisterklasse" with Kristin von der Goltz. Rebeca Ferri is member of the ensembles: "I Turchini", "Academia Montis Regalis", "Ensemble Baroque du Léman", "Gli Incogniti", "Camerata Artemisia", "A l'Antica", "Main-Barockorchester", "La Selva", "Ensemble 1800", "Accademia Ottoboni", "Concerto Romano", "Ensemble Arte Musica", "La Venexiana". She has recorded for Sony, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, Carus, Glossa, Eloquentia, Opus 111, Tactus, Dynamic, Amadeus. Rebeca Ferri plays a cello by André Mehler (Leipzig 2011), copy of Martinus Kaiser (Venice 1679).

Soavi Affetti Baroque Music Ensemble
email: soaviaffetti@gmail.com
website: www.soaviaffetti.beepworld.it
cell: 338 8713401 / 347 8433156