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Luca Guglielmi

ESMUC (Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya), Barcelona

Conductor, historical keyboard soloist (harpsichord, organ, clavichord and fortepiano), musicologist

Bach and Frescobaldi are the core of the baroque repertoire and the composers more representative for my instruments. The extremely high quality of their output, the expression and technique mastered by these two great Masters is a perpetual source of harmony, grace, joy and beauty.

Luca Guglielmi, born in Turin in 1977, is a harpsichordist, organist, composer, and conductor renowned for his historically informed interpretations of music of all periods. He has a busy international career as a soloist of historical keyboards (also including clavichord and fortepiano) and leader of various original-instrument ensembles and modern orchestras as well, and has composed several works for mixed a cappella choir and for string quartet. He collaborates frequently with Jordi Savall, Cecilia Bartoli, Giuliano Carmignola, Paolo Pandolfo, Katia and Marielle Labéque, The Rare Fruits Council (Manfredo Kraemer) and the RAI Turin Orchestra. He has made more than fifty recordings as a soloist and in ensemble, on CDs and DVDs, for the most prestigious labels, including Decca, Teldec, Erato, CPO, Accent, Stradivarius, Vivat, Elegia, ORF, and Hänssler Classics. His recordings of Bach’s Goldberg Variations and Pasquini’s Sonate da gravecembalo have been awarded with the Diapason d’Or; his recent organ recording Bach in Montecassino received an Editor’s Choice from Gramophone magazine. Mr. Guglielmi teaches since 2014 harpsichord, fortepiano, clavichord, continuo playing, and chamber music at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC) in Barcelona. In November 2019 he made his debut with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra conducting a program featuring Mozart’s Symphony 41 “Jupiter” and the Ouverture and Ballet music from “Idomeneo". His website is at www.lucaguglielmi.com.