Arias by A. Vivaldi & G. F. Handel


Release Date: 16th November 2016



Winner of the “ Air Europa Classical Act of the Year Award 2013”, lyric coloratura soprano Gabriella Di Laccio enjoys an international career that spans the genres of opera, oratorio and chamber music.
Much sought after in Baroque music, Gabriella’s expressive tone and impressive coloraturas singles her out for the virtuoso works of the Baroque repertoire including the great masters such as Handel and Vivaldi.  A devoted recitalist and researcher, Gabriella is also a regular performer of contemporary music and less known repertoire by South American composers.
Highly praised as a performer, Gabriella is recognized for being bringing great intensity to her performances, introducing new and old repertoire with great expression and exceptional technique.
Gabriella has appeared on a number of major concert platforms including Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room at Southbank Centre, Megaron Opera House, St. John’s Smith Square, Banqueting House, Whitehall and Théâtre des Variétés Monaco amongst others. On the operatic and concert stage she has performed with conductors including Sir Charles Mackerras, Jean Claude Malgoire, Laurence Cummings, Rodolfo Richter as well as collaborating with Amaryllis Consort, Il Festino, Concerto Strumentale, Ensemble Di Profundis, Baroque Orchestra of Mercosur and Baroque Ensemble Florilegium.
Gabriella was born in Brazil and shares both Italian and Brazilian nationalities. She graduated in Brazil and continued her studies at the Royal College of Music, London, where she was also granted Peter Pears Prize and Richard III Prize for concert singers.


FERNANDO TURCONI CORDELLA is a Brazilian born interpreter of historical performance who works as both, harpsichordist and conductor. He is the artistic director of Musica Antiqua Clio, Porto Alegre Bach Society and the Carazinho Chamber Orchestra and the founder member of early music ensembles Capela Strumentale and Concerto Barroco. As a performer he has won the “Açorianos Award” (Porto Alegre, Brazil) for his CD “Harpsichords - from Frescobaldi to Mozart”. He has also recently been granted with the TOYP JCI Brazil 2015 Award in São Paulo, as the most expressive figure of the year in the "cultural achievement" category.
Cordella has been performing as a soloist and as a harpsichord continuo player in various Brazilian orchestras conducted by Peter van Heyghen, Rodolfo Richter, Luis Otávio Santos, Emmanuele Baldini, Juan Manuel Quintana, Roman Garrioud, Michaela Comberti, among others.  He has taught harpsichord and continuo performance at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul’s extension program and has been a regular member of the International Early Music Festival in Juiz de Fora (Brazil) as the main harpsichord player since 2006.  
Among his recordings some that stand out are Mozart´s Requiem with the Baroque Orchestra of Early Music of Juiz de Fora Festival, conducted by Luis Otávio Santos; Vivaldi´s Concerti Per Archi, with Ouro Preto Orchestra, conducted by Rodrigo Toffolo, and his solo CD “Harpsichords - from Frescobaldi to Mozart for StudioClio.


MUSICA ANTIQUA CLIO is an early music ensemble devoted to the performance of music from the 17th and 18th centuries on period instruments. The ensemble’s aim is to recapture the intimacy, passion and energy of music when it was first composed.
The group consists of internationally renowned baroque specialists who meet up several times a year and work together to prepare and perform new exciting programs. The outstanding talent and musical imagination of all players makes each concert a new experience always full of energy and enthusiasm with combined with a profound understanding of music as it was originally performed.

VIOLIN I - Juliano Buosi, Atli Ellendersen, Giovani dos Santos
VIOLIN II - Letizia Roa, Carlos Sell, Roger Lagr
VIOLA - Roger Lagr
VIOLONCELLO - João Guilherme Figueiredo
DOUBLE BASSE - Alexandre Ritter
THEORBO & BAROQUE GUITAR - Guilherme de Camargo
TRAVERSO - Cláudia Schreiner
OBOE - Fernando Gualda

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