Bios

Avery Gosfield (recorder, pipe and tabor, direction)

6 novembre 2014

Avery Gosfield (recorder, pipe and tabor, direction)

Avery Gosfield (recorder, pipe and tabor, direction) In 2004, a chance discovery of some Jewish-Italian sung poetry allowed her to conjugate her roots with her passion for early music. Next to research and performing, she writes articles and lectures regularly on subjects ranging from the Troubadours’ influence in Northern Europe to popular devotion in Renaissance France. She has taught master classes on five continents, from the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis to KlezKanada, and has developed didactic programs for children and teachers for major institutions including the Royaumont Foundation, the city of Geneva and the Maitrîse de Paris.

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Francis Biggi (plucked strings, direction)

6 novembre 2014

Francis Biggi (plucked strings, direction)

Francis Biggi (plucked strings, direction) is the director of the Early Music Department at the Geneva Conservatory, where he also teaches medieval music, lute, iconography and organology. A dedicated pedagogue, he is a board member of the Early Music Platform of the European Conservatory Association. He was a founding member of two ensembles that were fundamental in the Italian ‘school’ of medieval music performance, ‘Alia Musica’ and ‘Ars Italica.’  His pluri-decennial comparative study of music from historical sources and the popular tradition has led to numerous articles, CDs (including “Hombres de Maïz” and “La Fabula d’Orpheo”), concert programs and courses.

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Gloria Moretti (voice)

6 novembre 2014

Gloria Moretti (voice)

Gloria Moretti (voice) Although trained as a classical singer, she has always enjoyed singing less traditional repertoires: pop, traditional music from the Mediterranean and beyond, contemporary and light music.  She has performed under the direction of numerous conductors, including Sergio Vartolo, Roberto Gini and Gabriel Garrido. She regularly gives master classes, notably at the Royaumont Foundation, where she taught voice and was responsible for the musical reconstruction of the vocal pieces for Angelo Poliziano’s pre-opera, “La Fabula di Orpheo.”  She has recorded for Quadrivium, Virgin, Warner Chappel, Tactus, Philips, Amadeus, K617, Raumklang, l’Empreinte Digitale, and ES.

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Ana Pia Capurso (voice)

6 novembre 2014

Ana Pia Capurso (voice)

After receiving her degree in romance philology from Antwerp University, Ana Pia Capurso (voice) specialized in musicology at the University of Bologna.  At the same time, she pursued her passion for singing, taking master classes with, among others, Emma Kirby, Montserrat Figueras, Rinaldo Alessandrini and Jill Feldman. She performs regularly as a soloist, working with theatrical directors such as Graham Vick and Claude Régi in leading festivals including the Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), the Ravenna Festival, MITO Settembre Musica (Milano/Torino) and the Festival of Aix en Provence. She has recorded for Tactus, Amadeus, VRT and Bayer

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Marco Ferrari (recorder, double flute, dulcian, bagpipe)

6 novembre 2014

Marco Ferrari (recorder, double flute, dulcian, bagpipe)

Marco Ferrari performs professionally on recorder, clarinet, bagpipe, shawm and renaissance flute, and has studied playing techniques from across the world since the beginning of his career. He was director of Sine Nomine/Acantus, one of Italy’s most influential early music ensembles, and currently leads Salon de Musiques. He is regularly invited to play with musicians from Egypt, Lebanon, Serbia, Romania, Greece and North Africa, making him an active participant in the oral musical tradition. Since 2005, he teaches improvisation workshops at the Early Music Department of the Geneva Conservatory. He appears regularly on radio and television and has recorded more than 50 CDs to date.

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Massimiliano Dragoni (percussion)

6 novembre 2014

Massimiliano Dragoni (percussion)

Massimiliano Dragoni (percussion) joined Lucidarium before his twentieth birthday. Since then, he has played more than 2’000 concerts across five continents, recording for over a dozen labels. He earned a Masters Degree in Philosophy with a thesis dedicated to Boethius’ influence on medieval music theory. He gives frequent courses in early and traditional percussion techniques as well as hammer dulcimer throughout Europe. He is a founding member of the ensemble Anonima Frottolisti, and was the founder Resonars – Accademia di Arti Antiche.  In addition, he is a fervent researcher of Italian music, dance, folk-medicine and cooking traditions.

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Enrico Fink (voice, narration)

6 novembre 2014

Enrico Fink (voice, narration)

For most of his career, Enrico Fink (voice, narration) has devoted himself primarily to Jewish musical expressions, with a particular interest in Italian synagogue song. He is a singer, flutist, actor, composer, researcher and lecturer. He has published 5 CDs to his name and has been regularly appearing in stage productions for over two decades now, in addition directing various world music and jazz ensembles and writing scores for many major theatrical productions. He has a Masters degree in Physics and is currently studying at the Rabbinical Academy in Rome. He joined Lucidarium in 2004 to work on “La Istoria de Purim,” and has proudly refused to leave since.

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Reviews

Raze/Raise

Lucidarium is an irresistibly fun group, a light-hearted collection of friends out to relish each other’s company by making music together. That unbuttoned ethos is a welcome intrusion in the concert hall, one that will hopefully infect other performers.

Basler Zeitung

Next to their stylistic confidence and saddle-sure historical interpretation, Ensemble Lucidarium shows us just how contagiously vivacious the reconstruction of medieval sounds can be.

Tagblatt.ch

The six members of Lucidarium let their listeners dive into a completely enchanting world… The musical poetry of the Middle Ages was brought back to life in the most beautiful way possible

New York Times

… The Ensemble Lucidarium, an Italian group, in a program of vocal works (and a couple of high-energy saltarellos) on Wednesday afternoon, performed in a style free of vibrato and other forms of modern polish but plentifully adorned with florid vocal embellishments…

American Recorder Society Magazine

Anyone who arrived thinking of Medieval repertoire as “minor” or as music that ‘all sounds alike’ left with changed ideas.

The Arts Desk

There was a naturalness and relaxedness to their performance that was immensely pleasing.

Dernières Nouvelles d’Alsace

… it was enough to be swept away, by the refinement and conviction of the performers, to a place where magic reigns.