Andrea Coen

Biographie Andrea Coen

Andrea Coen
b. 1960, Rome, Italy, graduated in musicology at the La Sapienza University (Rome) with a dissertation on the long-neglected unpublished keyboard works of Domenico Cimarosa. He received his degree in harpsichord from the Royal College of Music in London, to which he has been an associated musician from 1987. After a period of research and study of Renaissance, Baroque and Classical performance techniques with such acclaimed musicians like Ton Koopman, Daniel Chorzempa, Alan Curtis, David Collyer, Glenn Wilson and Emilia Fadini, Andrea Coen dedicated himself to an intense concert carreer in Italy, Europe and USA performing as soloist of harpsichord, organ and fortepiano and in various chamber and vocal ensembles. He is responsible for the first complete critical edition of the D. Cimarosa's keyboard Sonatas and two Piano Sextets , and of the Intavolatura di Ancona (1644). At present he is in the scientific committee of the Opera Omnia di Muzio Clementi (60 vols), in the advisory board of Ad Parnassum (Journal if Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Instrumental Music), and he will realize the first critical edition of B. Marcello’s L’estro poetico-armonico (Brepols, Belgium). In 1991-1992 concert season, sponsored from Italcable in the prestigious Teatro Sistina in Rome, Coen's critical edition of G. B. Martini's Don Chisciotte celebrated its modern première representation. A. Coen regulary collaborates with artists like Christopher Hogwood, Monica Huggett, Aris Christofellis, as well as the Ensemble Seicentonovecento (Rome) and L'Arte dell'arco (Padua). In 1992 he was responsible for the instrumental section, harpsichordist and organist for the Primo Festival di Musica Antica at the Teatro dell'Opera of Rome, a role that earned him the very important Golden Key for artistic merits. His most recent invitations for solo recitals include the Festival de St.Cerè (France), Festival Ciudad de Granada , Hochschule (Zürich), I Pomeriggi musicali di Milano , Bratislava Festival , Accademia B.Cristofori in Firenze for the inaugural concert for the recently restored Rosenberge fortepiano of 1790, Université de Fribourg (CH), 12th Biennial International Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music (Leeds, UK), UCLA - University of California (Los Angeles). He is in the scientific committée of the Foundation “Le Colonne del Decumano ” of Naples (early music research).

Andrea Coen worked as a musical consultant for the Italian Broadcasting (RAI-Radiotelevisione Italiana ) since 1986 and for the Vatican Broadcasting (Radio Vaticana ) and Stream TV ; he teaches fortepiano at the “Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia” in Rome and harpsichord in L’Aquila's State Conservatory, and is the First Organist in the Basilica di San Giacomo in Augusta (Rome).

His solistic recordings can be found on the Stradivarius, Dynamic, EMI (with Aris Christofellis), Deutsche Harmonia Mundi (with Christopher Hogwood and L'Arte dell'Arco), Denon (with I Solisti Italiani), Musicaimmagine Records (with Ensemble Seicentonovecento) and Bongiovanni labels. In 2001 he was invited in the jury of Premio Bonporti (Rovereto) with Bart Kuijken, Chiara Banchini and Gustav Leonhart. In march 2007 he was invited by Prof. Plantinga at Yale Univ. and by Prof. Bilson at Cornell Univ. for his solo recital “Grand Tour a rébour: from Florence to Shillelah ”.

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