Luca Franco Ferrari

Luca Franco Ferrari received his diploma from the N. Paganini Conservatory of Music in Genoa where he also attended courses in Renaissance Music and Baroque performance practice.
He continued his studies in ancient singing, viola da gamba, choral and orchestral direction at the Music School of Fiesole, the Ancient Music Department of the Musical Academy of Florence and the Centro Studi Piemontese di Musica Antica.
In 1995 he founded the ensemble Il Concento Ecclesiastico. The ensemble is committed to the recovery, performance and recording of compositions from the Baroque period which are seldom, or indeed never, performed in the modern age.
As a singer, player and director, he has given a number of concerts for the most important institutions and music festivals in Italy, France, Denmark and Switzerland in collaboration with conductors like Christopher Hogwood, Robert King, Jeffrey Tate, Helmut Rilling etc.
From 2002 to 2006 he taught Viola da Gamba and Assieme Vocale at the summer courses at the Istituto di Musica Antica ‘Stanislao Cordero’ in Pamparato (Cuneo, Italy). He is chair of the Masters in Oratorio Barocco Italiano at the San Rocco Academy in Alessandria (Italy). As a musicologist, he writes articles for specialized journals. He took part in many recordings for labels such as SMC, DYNAMIC, RUGGINENTI, TACTUS, PHILARMONIA, STRADIVARIUS, BONGIOVANNI, CONCERTO, etc.
In June 2004, in the ‘Stagione d’Opera e Balletto’ season at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, he directed the opera Il ritorno di Ulisse in patria by Claudio Monteverdi.
In July 2005, at the Festival dei Due Mondi di Spoleto, he directed the first modern performance of Giuseppe Tartini’s Miserere.
Notable performances have included those of the oratorio Isacco by Angelo Tarchi at the Teatro Bibiena in Mantova and of the Vespro Solenne per la Pentecoste by Lodovico Grossi da Viadana as part of the Festival Claudio Monteverdi in Cremona.
Some of his recordings were broadcasted by international televisions and radios (RAI Radio 3, BBC, RadioStephansDom – Wien, etc.).

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