Manuel Tomadin, Gioele Gusberti, Paolo Monetti, Manuel Staropoli & Pietro Prosser

Biographie Manuel Tomadin, Gioele Gusberti, Paolo Monetti, Manuel Staropoli & Pietro Prosser

Manuel Tomadin
He spends constantly his musical attitude to Renaissance and Baroque music through the study of ancient essays and historical instruments. He studied with Claudio Astronio, Andrea Marcon, Michael Radulescu, Luca Scandali, Ferruccio Bartoletti,Peter Planyavsky, Olivier Latry, Paolo Crivellaro, Jon Laukvik, Ludger Lohmann, Gustav Auzinger, Hans Fagius, Peter Van Dijk, Francesco di Lernia, Eric Lebrun, Teo Theoliema. From 2001 to 2003 he studied at Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (Switzerland) with Jean Claude Zehnder and Andrea Marcon.

He has an intense concert activity, in Italy and in Europe. He recorded for the editorial series “Gli Organi Storici del Friuli Venezia Giulia” and for Toondrama record label. He collaborates with the recorder player Manuel Staropoli and with the ancient music ensemble “Terg Antiqua”; he teaches in italian academies, in Mannheim, Lubijana and Belgrade.

He won four prizes in national organistic contests and four international awards (First prize in Fussen – Breitenwang – Mittenwald and Second prize in Innsbruck for two times). He is also winner of the Grand Prix d’ECHO in the Alkmaar Schnitger Competition.

He is artistic director of the Organ International Festival in Udine and of the Antonio Vivaldi Festival of Trieste.

Gioele Gusberti
From Cremona, studied baroque and classical cello with C. Frigerio after earning his diploma with E. Contini. He then finished his studies with G. Nasillo and later on perfected his cello playing with A. Gervreau, M. Valli, A. Palmeri and with S. Vegetti. He primarily focuses on chamber music collaborating with various Ensembles, such as Accademia Montis Regalis, Milano Classica, Stagione Armonica, Concert de’ Cavalieri, Cenacolo Musicale, Ensemble Il Continuo.

He collaborated as first chair on cello with various directors, such as T. Koopman, D. Gutknecht, A. De Marchi, E. Höbarth, L. Ghielmi, S. Balestracci, G. Capuano. He performed in multiple concerts, many of which as a soloist in prestigious venues and Festivals, as well as tours around Europe and Japan. He also was part of award winning recordings of chamber music published for Discantica, Bongiovanni, Tactus, Velut Luna, L.C. Centaurus, Hyperion, Amadeus, Brilliant, Sony, UraniaRecords.

Among the soloist albums he recorded as first performance the 12 sonatas of the “Trattenimento Musicale” by D. Galli, “Eight Duets for Two Violoncellos” by Giovanni Battista Cirri and the XII Sonatas for Cello and Basso Continuo by Giovanni Battista Somis.

The interest for recovering of the performance practice inspired him to publish essays for recordings and to coordinate musicological publications and transcriptions of unpublished music for Musedita, Diastema (which in September 2014 included him in its scientific committee) and for Armelin-Padova he edited a volume titled “11 transcriptions for Ensembles of Cellos of 3 & 4 parts” with a presentation by Giovanni Gnocchi.

He held several seminars as lecturer and since 2008 he curates essays, articles, interviews and reviews for Archi Magazine based in Rome. He plays on a cello of Christian Guidetti – Locarno, kindly granted to him by the author and on a cello from the private collection M. Maggi of Cremona.

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