I Solisti Ambrosiani (IT)
Tullia Pedersoli: soprano
Davide Belosio: violin
Claudio Frigerio: cello
Emma Bolamperti: harpsichord
I Solisti Ambrosiani is an Italian ensemble specialized in ancient repertoire on original instruments.
The ensemble consists of musicians performing concerts in Italy and abroad (Austria, Germany, France, Spain, Switzerland, Russia, Brazil, Canada). They have been guests of prestigious festivals and concert seasons, including, among others: Segni Barocchi Foligno (34th edition), Todi MusicaAntica “P. A. Rolli”, LakeComo (14th edition), La Stagione degli Affetti, Un Clavicembalo a S. Marco, Settimana della Cultura, Alessandria Barocca (8th, 9th edition), Antiqua – Rassegna Internazionale di Musica Antica (22th edition), Un Ponte di Note (15th edition), Da Vinci Baroque Festival (4th edition), Il Montesardo (19th edition) many times European Heritage Days, Altolivenza Festival (24th edition) and others.
The ensemble has made several recordings, appreciated by critics. The last Cds about Albinoni and Caldara, include some Violin Sonatas & Soprano Cantatas in world first recording.
Tullia Pedersoli graduated in piano (Novara Conservatory) and in musicology (Milan University) cum laude, studied singing with B. M. Casoni, D. Gioia, L. Serra, A. Pizzoli, C. Vilalta, and later specializing in early music (C. Miatello and E. Tubb). Coloratura soprano voice, particularly gifted for Renaissance and Baroque, she is often invited in prestigious festivals such as Antiqua, Segni Barocchi Foligno, LakeComo, Suoni del Garda, Todi MusicAntica, etc. Her several recordings for: IsaNet, Opera Discovery, Bongiovanni, UraniaRecords, earned critics’ rave reviews, including Scarlatti’s Dirindina in the title role. She won the teaching competition Performance practice of early music for the BA course at the Milan Conservatory. Her musicological essay Nina o sia La pazza per amore dalla Francia all’Italia, (Raffaelli) for the first modern revival of the Carpani’s work is in the examination program at the Parma University. She has collaborated with renowned artists as K. Ricciarelli, B. Canino, M. Rizzi, G. Ettorre, E. Segre, L. Campari, M. J. Lomonaco, M. Jokanovic.
Davide Belosio graduated with full marks in violin (Novara Conservatory), and afterwards studied with R. Fededegni, I. Krivensky, M. Jokanović and M. Mika. He received MA degree in virtuosity in the G. Gaccetta’s class (assistant G. Franzetti), and later turned his interest to early music. He has given hundreds of concerts collaborating with numerous orchestras and organizations such as the Amici di Paganini, playing in prestigious venues in Italy and abroad. He has been invited by important festivals such as the Segni Barocchi Foligno, LakeComo, MusiCantica Todi, La Stagione degli Affetti, Un Clavicembalo a S. Marco, Antiqua, Alessandria Barocca, Altolivenza. He has been the first violin soloist of many orchestras. He has recorded for Ducale, Bongiovanni, O. Discovery, UraniaRecords. He has collaborated with renowned musicians, including M. J. Lomonaco, K. Ricciarelli, E. Segre, M. Rizzi, G. Ettorre, B. Canino and has won numerous prizes in international music competitions.
Claudio Frigerio graduated at Milan Conservatory under the guidance of A. Riccardi and specialized, with R. Gini, in Baroquian cello. He mainly focused on chamber music with different ensembles, attending several music festivals such as Musicastello (Merano), Ben Musik, Festival Monteverdiano, the 250th Vivaldi's anniversary at the S. Maria della Pietà (Venice), Concertgebow in Amsterdam, with the Alan Curtis' baroquian group. He played a Trajetoria Musical (Brasil), Les Baroquiales (France), he attended, together with the Ensemble S. Rossi, at the conference at Italian Cultural Institute in Madrid. He has also played in Germany and in Belgium. He has also recorded several Cds for: Amadeus-Paragon, Agorà, Brilliant Records, Bongiovanni, Centaurus Music, Chandos Music, Christophorus Records, Nuova Era, Stradivarius, Tactus, Virgin Classics. He taught at the: C. I. in Vigevano, C. I. in Pavia and at the Conservatory in Novara (baroquian cello teacher). He plays a precious cello Carlo Antonio Testore from 1751.
Emma Bolamperti grauated in piano with Mario delli Ponti and specialized in piano teaching at Milan Conservatory with Sergio Marengoni. She also studied chamber music with Pier Narciso Masi at the Accademia di Firenze and Accademia Pianistica Incontri col Maestro of Imola. Since 2000, she has devoted herself to ancient music. She attended masterclasses with George Kiss, Perre Hantai, Edoardo Bellotti, Emilia Fadini, Christophe Rousset, Guido Morini. She graduated in harpsichord in 2004, and in "Maestro al Cembalo" in 2007. She was invited to Besançon as performing member of the "Mozart Academie", orchestra with period instruments. She was invited to speak of her studies about G. A. Avitrano at the international musicological conference "Mascitti, Marchitelli ad the Neapolitan instrumental school" at Villa Santa Maria. She is continuo player in several ensemble including I Solisti Ambrosiani with whom she recorded two CDs with Music by Albinoni and Caldara.