september 10-14

Evangelina Mascardi is considered one of the best lutenists active on the international concert scene. Born in Buenos Aires in 1977, she graduated in classical guitar and began her concert activity at a very young age. In 1997 she moved to Europe to study lute at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (Switzerland) where she obtained the “Solisten Diplom” in 2001. For over a decade she played as a continuist conducted, among others, by Jordi Savall (Hespèrion XXI), Marc Minkowsky (Les Musiciens du Louvre), Andrea Marcon (Venice Baroque Orchestra), Giovanni Antonini (Giardino Armonico), Chiara Banchini (415 ), Alfredo Bernardini (Ensemble Zefiro), Sir John Eliot Gardiner (Monteverdi Choir) and Simon Rattle (Berliner Philarmoniker), with whom he recorded over 30 CDs. Always received by positive critics, she performed as a soloist in important European festivals and dedicated five solo recordings to music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Sylvius Leopold Weiss, Bellerofonte Castaldi and Laurent de Saint-Luc for ORF-Alte Musik (2005-2011 ), Musique en Wallonie (2018) and Arcana (2011 and 2022). His recent album Bach Complete Lute Works obtained, among other awards, the Dipason d’or awarded by the French magazine of the same name.

Evangelina Mascardi teaches lute at the ISSM “Conservatorio Santa Cecilia” in Rome.
Since 2020 he has been a member of the Scientific Committee of the “International Guitar Conference” (Milan) and since 2021 of the Board of Directors of the Italian Lute Society.

The course is dedicated to all instrumentalists who want to deepen the repertoire, performance practice and practice of the continuous bass on plucked string instruments (lute, vihuela, theorbo, archlute and baroque guitar) of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. Each participant will receive 3 individual lessons of 45 minutes and a daily and collective basso continuo lesson in the afternoon.

Masterclass € 200 (registration included)

Payment of the registration fee (€ 50) should be made by bank transfer payable to: Alessandro Stradella Festival ETS

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Causale: LUTH Masterclass Registration – FBAS 2024

To register, fill out the form below attaching receipt of payment and BIO. THE DEADLINE FOR ENROLLMENTS IS August 31. Once the maximum number of students for each course is reached, registrations will be placed on a waiting list.

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