Giovanni Bellini

Giovanni Bellini undertook at first the study of classical guitar very young and then turned to early plucked strings instruments, specifically Lute, Theorbo and Baroque Guitar.He achieved in 2017 the Master’s degree in Lute with honours under the direction of Andrea Damiani, at the Conservatorio “S. Cecilia” di Roma. In 2018 he achieved with Matricula de Honor a Máster degree at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya in Instrumentos de cuerda pulsada under the guidance of Xavier Díaz-Latorre. He also attended master classes with Paul O’Dette, Hopkinson Smith and Joachim Held, and seminaries on Renaissance and Middle Ages polyphony with Claudia Caffagni and Diego Fratelli. He has been giving master classes in Lute, Theorbo, Guitar and performance practice at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Mexico City, as well as the Istituto Diocesano di Musica Sacra in Florence. He was also Profesor in occasion of the X edition of the Fundació CIMA Academy in Barcelona in year 2017, directed by Jordi Savall. He has given many concerts in Europe, both as a soloist and as a member of prestigious ensembles. He collaborates with many ensembles in the early music scene such as Le Concert des Nations, the Gran Teatre del Liceu orchestra, Concerto Romano, Concerto Scirocco, Accademia d’Arcadia, la Cappella Musicale di S. Petronio, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Virtuosi Italiani, Mare Nostrum, Ensemble della Fondazione Italiana per la Musica Antica, Auser Musici, Modo Antiquo. He has taken part in national and international festivals like the season of the Philarmonie de Paris, the Cervantino festival, Wigmore Hall Concerts, the Guitar Festival in Alicante, Bachakademie Stuttgart season, Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht, the Seasons of the Auditori and Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Händel-Festspiele ad Halle, Trigonale,Wunderkammer, Concerti della Cappella Paolina al Quirinale, Aldeburgh Music, Sagra Musicale Malatestiana, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino,Festival Opera Barga, Festival Leo Brouwer – La Habana, the Urbino Musica Antica Festival, I Concerti dell’Accademia Bizantina, Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik. He collaborates with such great personalities as Jordi Savall, Xavier Díaz-Latorre, Alessandro de Marchi, Richard Egarr, Giuliano Carmignola, Sara Mingardo, Roberta Invernizzi, Alessandro Quarta, Gemma Bertagnolli, Manfredo Kraemer. He recorded with Arcana, Glossa, Alia Vox, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, Tactus, Amadeus, Naïve e Brilliant Classics. He is teacher in Lute, Theorbo and Baroque Guitar at the Early Music training course of the Centro Studi Musica & Arte in Florence.

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