Valerio Losito, Federico Del Sordo, Diego Leverić, Cecilia Medi, Andrea Lattarulo, Carlo Calegari
Biographie Valerio Losito, Federico Del Sordo, Diego Leverić, Cecilia Medi, Andrea Lattarulo, Carlo Calegari
The Baroque violinist and viola d’amore player Valerio Losito graduated with highest honors after studying with Yvonne Ekman in Rome (modern violin) and Enrico Onofri in Palermo (baroque violin). He has performed in concerts throughout Europe, America and Japan, both as a chamber musician and in international orchestras such as the European Union Baroque Orchestra. He has collaborated with major conductors and early music specialists such as Rinaldo Alessandrini, Federico Maria Sardelli, Riccardo Minasi, René Clemencic and Chiara Banchini. Since 2006 he has been playing a Ferdinando Gagliano viola d’amore on loan from the Elsa Peretti Foundation. As a musicologist he has carried out several research projects in libraries all over Italy, and in collaboration with Renato Criscuolo he rediscovered Vivaldi’s motet Vos invito barbarae faces, now identi ed as RV811. Valerio’s rst recording for Brilliant Classics was in 2011, when he performed Domenico Scarlatti’s ‘melobass sonatas’ on the viola d’amore with the harpsichordist Andrea Coen (94242). In 2012 he recorded the album ‘Viola d’amore solo’: a collection of solo music for this instrument (94367). In 2014 his rst CD featuring solo violin sonatas by Carlo Tessarini was released (94787), followed by a recording of violin sonatas by Francesco Maria Veracini from unpublished manuscripts (94822) both of them with the harpsichordist Federico Del Sordo. He has also recorded with Deutsche Grammophon, Naïve, Dynamic, Musicaimmagine Records, CPO and WDR-3.