Ensemble Dolci Accenti
The instrumentalists of the ensemble Dolci Accenti come from different artistic and cultural backgrounds. They met during their studies at the Conserva-torio di Vicenza, where they specialised in the performance of the 17th and early 18th century music repertoire, studying and re-searching original sources such as treaties, music, prints, manuscripts and chronicles of the time. Parallel to their interest in instrumental music of that period, they turned their attention to vocal music and its expressive potential. The ensemble, which plays with copies of original instruments, interprets and is particularly interested in the musical production of one of the most golden, varied and rich periods of music not only in Italy. Dolci Accenti ensemble, among other concert associations, was invited to the Festival of Medieval Arts in Sighisoara (Romania) in July 2000, recording for Romanian radio, in Vilnius (Lithuania) at Lietuvos Musikos Akademia. In 2002 and 2003 he was a guest at the Monte Acuto Festival and at the Bosa Anti-ca Festival (Sardinia). At the Ravenna Festival, Brianza Classica and Ancient Music in Arcugnano and many others. They are also frequent guests of Italian embassies and cultural institutes abroad. The musicians of the ensemble Dolci Accenti have been winners at national and international competitions. They collaborate with the most important Italian and foreign ensembles, (I Barocchisti, Radio Svizzera Italiana, Venice baroque Orchestra, Auser musici, to name but a few), recording discs for labels such as Tactus, Stradiva-rius, Glossa, Sony, Naxos, Deutsch Grammophone, K617, Arts, Bongiovanni, Dynamic, CPO, etc. The ensemble Dolci accenti has recorded the complete unpublished sonatas of Fr. Ruhe for viola da gamba and basso continuo and "Occhi vaghi e Legiadri" a recording project that is always a great success with the public. Next discographic release dedicated to Sammartini's unpublished sonatas for baroque cello and basso continuo.
He brilliantly graduated in cello with Maestro Maurizio Simonelli in viola da gamba with top marks under the guidance of Maestro Paolo Biordi, and in music education.
He has collaborated with numerous ensembles and orchestras: Orchestra Barocca Tiepolo, Orchestra Barocca di Bologna, Orchestra Barocca Siciliana, Orchestra Barocca di Catania, Teatro Olimpico di Vicenza, Consortium Carissimi, Consort Veneto, I Barocchisti, Stagione armonica, Accademia strumentale italiana, Musicali Affetti, I Filarmonici, Venice Baroque Orchestra. His recording activity is intense, recording over 50 CDs for Arts, Bongiovanni, CPO, Dynamic, Deutsche Grammophon Archiv, Glossa, Naxos, Rai2, Radiotre, Raisat, Sony, Stradivarius, K617, Tactus, Urania.
Founder of Dolci Accenti ensemble, he has performed concerts in Italy, Romania, Lithuania Germany. He recorded the sonatas for viola da gamba and basso continuo by Fr. Ruhe, a CD entitled "Occhi vaghi e leggiadri" and recently recorded Sammartini's op.4 sonatas for cello and basso continuo. Founder and first cello of the Nuova Orchestra Pedrollo conducted by Maestro Gabriele Dal Santo, he recorded two CDs, one dedicated to Arrigo Pedrollo's unpublished music and the other to music by Francesco Carta on lyrics by Emily Dickinson.
Artistic director of the international early music festival Note senza tempo in Sassari and of the SYEMF Sassari Early Music Festival dedicated to young talents. Since 2022 he has been director of the early music academy Cristóbal Galán in Sassari.
From 2004 to 2010 he taught viola da gamba in the three-year degree courses at the Conservatorio 'Tomadini' in Udine and at the same time cello at the 'Giuriolo' music-oriented middle school in Vicenza. Since 2012 he has been teaching cello at the Liceo musicale "A. Pigafetta" in Vicenza.