Rosario Conte | Theorbo
Rosario Contewas born 1966 in Taranto (Italy). He studied baroque guitar, lute, theorbo and basso continuo at the N. Piccinni Conservatoire in Bari and received his diplomas in guitar and lute with the highest distinction. From 2002 to 2004, he studied with Hopkinson Smith at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (CH) and has since lived in Basel. In addition to an active career as a solo musician, he also participates in a number of different ensembles and orchestras which specialize in performance using period instruments, such as the Orchestern La Lyra di Amphione, La Confraternita de Musici, Accademia Bizantina, Kammerorchester Basel barock, Freiburger Barockorchester, dem Zürcher Barockorchster Musica Inaudita, L’Amoroso, dem Baltasar Neumann Ensemble und mit dem Ensemble La Tempesta. He also regularly performs at a number of Early Music Festivals. Rosario Conte has recorded for various major record labels, including as Deutsche Grammophon and Sony, as well as for numerous radio stations. He released a Baroque solo guitar album titled ‘Une Larme’ or the solo-arch lute album Piccini with the label, Carpe Diem. Since 2007 he has been lute, theorbo, baroque guitar and basso continuo teacher at the N. Piccinni Conservatoire in Bari. He began his musical education by studying the violin and guitar and before later turning his attention to plucked period instruments and historically informed performance. He performs with directors and musicians such as Stefano Montanari, Giuliano Carmignola, Ottavio Dantone, Cecilia Bartoli, Guido Balestracci und Thomas Hengelbrock.
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