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.
Solo cellist, pedagogue
Performance, recordings and editions
Cellist Enrico Dindo has recorded an acclaimed version of Bach's Six Cello Suites for Decca, as well as of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach's Cello Concertos for the same company, and realized an interpretive edition of the same works, published by Carisch (Milan) in 2010. He is also active worldwide as a performer of Bach's cello works.
Enrico Dindo was born into a family of musicians.
At the age of six he began studying cello and afterwards graduated at the "G. Verdi" Conservatoire of music in Turin. Later on, he perfected his studies with Egidio Roveda and with Antonio Janigro.
In 1987, at the age of 22, he began performing as principal cellist in the Teatro alla Scala Orchestra, for eleven years until 1998.
In 1997 he won the First Prize at "ROSTROPOVICH" Competition in Paris, the great Russian Maestro wrote about him: “he is a cellist of exceptional qualities, a complete artist and a formed musician, with an extraordinary sound which flows as a splendid Italian voice”.
Since then, he began the soloist activity performing in many countries, with prestigious Orchestras such as the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre Nationale de France, the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, the Filarmonica della Scala, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the State Orchestra of Sao Paulo, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig Orchestra. He also performed with important Conductors such as Riccardo Chailly, Aldo Ceccato, Gianandrea Noseda, Myung-Whun Chung, Daniele Gatti, Yuri Temirkanov, Paavo Jarvj, Valery Gergev, Riccardo Muti as well as Mstislav Rostropovich.
He was guest in numerous Festivals and Concert halls of the whole world among which London (Wigmore Hall), Paris Evian, Montpellier, Santiago de Compostela, participating at the Budapest "Spring Festival", at the Settimane Musicali of Stresa, and at the White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg, and he was invited at the Dubrovnik Festival and by Gidon Kremer at the Lockenhaus Festival.
In May 2000 the Associazione Nazionale Italiana Critici Musicali (Italian National Association of Musical Critics) confers him the “Abbiati” Prize as the best soloist of the 1998/1999 Season. In August 2004 he was named overall winner of the Sixth International Web Concert Hall Competition, and in November 2005 the President of the Italian Republic Carlo Azelio Ciampi awarded him the “Vittorio De Sica” Prize for the music.
Among his recent engagements we remind concerts with the Swedish Radio Orchestra in Stockholm, with the London Philharmonic and two European tour (2010 and 2013) with the Gewandhausorchester, conducted by Riccardo Chailly, with concerts in Leipzig, Luzern, Paris, London and Vienna.
Among the authors that composed music dedicated to him there are Giulio Castagnoli (Concerto for Cello and double Orchestra), Carlo Boccadoro (L’Astrolabio del mare, for cello and piano and Asa Nisi Masa, for cello, two horns and strings), Carlo Galante (Luna in Acquario, for cello and ten instruments) and Roberto Molinelli (Twin Legends, for cello and Strings, Crystalligence, for cello solo and Iconogramma for cello and orchestra).
In 2014 he has been appointed Principal and Musical conductor at the Croatian Radio Television Symphony Orchestra in Zagreb.
Enrico Dindo records for Decca and plays a Pietro Giacomo Rogeri cello of 1717 (ex Piatti), confided to him by the Pro Canale Foundation.