Claudio Di Veroli
Harpischordist, musicologist - Lucca Barocca
Performance, musicology and editions
Along with several published papers and books on the performance of J.S. Bach's music (tuning and temperament, baroque keyboard technique, interpretation) during the latest years Claudio Di Veroli has been producing editions of Bach's keyboard music, with a reconstruction of the fingerings in use in his milieu, and an extensive introductory text with advice on historically-inspired performance.
Italian, born in Buenos Aires, Claudio Di Veroli had as teachers Ernst Epstein (piano and interpretation) and Ljerko Spiller (chamber music). Living in Europe in the early 70's he studied the harpsichord with Colin Tilney in London and Hubert Bédard in Paris. With a PhD in Mathematical Statistics from Imperial College London, he went back to Buenos Aires, where he pioneered the performance of Baroque music based on ancient practices. He was among the first harpsichordists to use Baroque fingerings throughout his public performances. Di Veroli has carried out extensive research in the interpretation of French Baroque music, historical keyboard fingerings and unequal temperaments. His writings have been endorsed in writing by leading musicians and musicologists such as Gustav Leonhardt, John Barnes and Patrizio Barbieri. They include favourably-reviewed books, editions of harpsichord music with baroque fingerings, and many published papers. Considered a leading specialist in Baroque interpretation in South America, he has been Professor of Harpsichord at the Conservatorio Nacional in Buenos Aires. Recent teaching practices include in Uruguay, Argentina, Ireland and Italy (Conservatorii Statali di Torino e di Pescara). As a soloist on either the harpsichord or the organ Di Veroli has performed in all types of venues: concert halls, churches, radio and TV, both solo and with ensembles, with very favourable reviews in leading newspapers. In 2001 Di Veroli moved to Ireland. Since 2014 he is mainly active in Tuscany, Italy.