20:00 – 22:00
EARLY MONDAY med
SIMONE VALLEROTONDA (it) – lut
Born in Rome in 1983, he started studying the classical guitar. At age 18, deeply in love with early music, he had lute tuition from Andrea Damiani at the “Santa Cecilia” Conservatory in Rome, where he graduated with the highest marks. He subsequently obtained a Master’s Degree in theorbo and Baroque Guitar at the “Staatliche Hochschule für Musik” in Trossingen (Germany) under the guidance of Rolf Lislevand, also with the highest marks. Once again with full honours, he graduated in Philosophy at the “Tor Vergata” University of Rome. In 2011, he ranked first in the soloists’ class of the International Lute Competition “Maurizio Pratola”, also obtaining the highest prize in the chamber music section from REMA (Réseau Européen de Musique Ancienne). He appeared at oustanding theatres and concert venues in the USA, Australia, South America, Far East, Europe, such as: New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Sydney Conservatorium, Teatro de la Ciudad in Mexico City, Teatro Municipal in Santiago de Chile, the Singapore Lyric Opera, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, London’s Wigmore Hall, Theater an der Wien, Theatre de Champs Élysées in Paris, Berliner Philharmonie, the National Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome. Among the countless festivals which invited him: Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik, Sferisterio Opera Festival, Lufthansa Festival, Stresa Festival, Beaune Festival, Ambronay Festival, Musikefestspiele Potsdam, Bruges Festival, Utrecht Festival, Festival Actus Humanus Danzig, OperaRara Cracow.
He has recorded for major radio and television broadcasters such as RAI, ABC, BBC, Mezzo, France Musique, Radio4, RSI, Radio Classica, Vatican Radio, as well as for the labels Naïve, Sony, Erato, EMI, Decca, Amadeus, Brilliant, Aparté, E Lucevan Le Stelle Records, Arcana. As soloist he recorded “Giovanni Zamboni – l’ultimo romano”. In addition to his soloist’s activity, he takes part as a continuo player in various ensembles including: Accademia Nazionale Santa Cecilia, L’Arpeggiata, Les Ambassadeurs, Imaginarium Ensemble, Mare Nostrum, Il Pomo d’Oro. Open to experimentation, he also collaborates with the innovative ensemble Soqquadro Italiano. He teaches Lute at the “A. Scontrino” Conservatory of Music in Trapani (IT) and Baroque guitar at the Conservatory “G. B. Martini” in Bologna (IT). In 2014 he founded “I Bassifondi”, his own proprietary ensemble offering a 17th-18th century repertoire for guitar, theorbo and lute with continuo. Their debut album “Alfabeto falso” https://lnk.to/Alfabeto_Falso was nominated in the ICMA 2018 (International Classical Music Award) among the best baroque instrumental records.
Koncerten arrangeres i samarbejde med Det Italienske Kulturinstitut.