Korkyra baroque festival

Stefano Bagliano i Andrea Coen

Stefano Bagliano i Andrea Coen

Stefano Bagliano is one of the virtuoso flautists of blockflute (recorder/flute à bec) at an international level. He performed intensively as a soloist for prestigious festivals and institutions in all Europe, USA, Canada, Japan, China, Israel, Turkey, such as Carnegie Hall of New York, Moscow Conservatory, Ishibashi Memorial Hall Tokio, Beijing and Tianjin Conservatories, Gasteig of Munich, Universitat fur Musik of Vienna, Minoritensaal and Musikverein of Graz, Sounding Jerusalem Festival, Lubiana International Festival, Amici della Musica of Florence, Società del Quartetto of Milan/Musica e Poesia a San Maurizio, Concerts of Palazzo Venezia in Rome broadcasted by the italian Radio Rai 3, etc., always with a great success.

Founder of the Collegium Pro Musica, the Baroque Orchestra of Genoa, as a conductor of his ensemble he performed with famous singers like E. Kirkby, R. Invernizzi, G. Bertagnolli, K. King. As a soloist with orchestra he performed with formations such as Les Boreades of Montreal, Solisti della Scala of Milan, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Mainzer Kammerorchester, La Risonanza, Academia Montis Regalis Turin, Ensemble Baroque de Nice, Orchestra da Camera di Padova e del Veneto, Orchestra Toscanini of Parma, Istanbul Chamber Orchestra, Accademia I Filarmonici Verona.

Bagliano made 28 recordings as a soloist, with works by Vivaldi, Telemann, J.S. and C.P.E. Bach, Sammartini, Fiorenza, Quantz, Marcello etc., for labels among them Brilliant Classics, Stradivarius, Dynamic, ASV Gaudeamus and for the italian musical magazines CD Classics, Orfeo and the prestigious Amadeus, achieving thus enthusiastic appreciations from the international critics. Among the several recordings, the complete Vivaldi Chamber Concertos (3 CDs for Brilliant Classics) received some 5 stars rewievs: among them, on the american magazine “Fanfare” (USA, march 2013) James Altena wrote “Bagliano is as fine a virtuoso on his instrument as I’ve ever heard”. Last CD, with music for recorder and harpsichord, came out last January 2021 for Brilliant label.

He taught recorder and baroque praxis in several musical courses and masterclasses for various institutions, among which Royal College of London, ISA International Summer Academy of the University of Vienna, Akademie fur Alte Musik of Bremen, Hochschule fur Musik of Stuttgart, Gnessin Institute of Moscow, BRS Boston Recorder Society, Conservatory of Oporto, Société Valaisanne de la Flute Sion, Accademia Europea di Musica Antica of Bolzano, Early Music Courses of Urbino and many italian Conservatories.

Former director of the Early Music Department at the Conservatory “Pedrollo” of Vicenza, he is professor of blockflute at the State Conservatory “Verdi” of Milan.

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ANDREA COEN, 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 T. Koopman, D. Chorzempa, A. Curtis, D. Collyer, G.  Wilson and E. Fadini, Andrea Coen dedicated himself to an intense concert carreer in Italy, Europe, USA and Japan, 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 Italcable concert Season in the Teatro Sistina in Rome, Coen’s critical edition of G. B. Martini’s Don Chisciotte celebrated its modern première representation.

Coen collaborated with artists like Christopher Hogwood, Monica Huggett, Aris Christofellis, Sergio Azzolini as well as the Ensemble Seicentonovecento (Rome) and L’Arte dell’arco (Padua), Odhecaton. 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). 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. He was invited in the jury of Premio Bonporti (Rovereto). In march 2007 he was invited at Yale University and at Cornell Univ. for his solo recital “Grand Tour a rébour: from Florence to Shillelah”. In 2008 he done an important and very appreciated recital at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. After his acclaimed recording (3 CDs) of L. Giustini’s 12 Sonatas, are available for Brilliant Classics 4 other CDs with music of D. Scarlatti and Telemann.