Filippo Emanuele Ravizza

After having earned his diploma in piano at the Conservatorio “Giuseppe Verdi” in Milan, Filippo E. Ravizza was awarded a diploma with highest honors in harpsichord at the same school, under the tutelage of Marina Mauriello Frischenschlager. In 1975, he was awarded the title of ‘Uitvoerend Musicus’ by the Sweelink Conservatorium in Amsterdam in Bob van Asperen’s class of advanced specialization in harpsichord. In the same school, he perfected his knowledge of performance practice, the study of ‘basso continuo’ and in composition for harpsichord and piano. He also improved his knowledge of 18th century composition techniques under the guide of Rudolph Schultz. He graduated from the Università degli Studi di Pavia (Facoltà di Paleografia e Filologia musicale) with honors, having written a thesis on the Milanese school of harpsichord. He has also pursued advanced studies in antique music and its execution at the Austrian academies of Altenburg and Lilienfeld. He has won several national and international musical competitions both as soloist and as part of various chamber groups. Critics have hailed him as an authentic, refined virtuoso of the harpsichord. In addition to performing, he is also a musicologist, with a particular interest in researching, studying and popularizing keyboard and chamber music from the 1700’s. Recently several publications and articles have appeared, among them, P.A. Locatelli’s) chamber sonatas in ‘basso continuo’, (vol. I-II), (for Schott Editors) as well as an essay on Milanese harpsichord school headed by Sammartini output should be noted. He has made several CD’s for various labels, and he has recorded performances for the R.A.I. and numerous private radio and television stations.

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