Baroque Duo Pellegrini-Cicero

Annalisa Pellegrini

Graduated in Piano in 1996 and in Opera Singing in 2001 at the Institute Mus. Par. “Giulia Briccialdi” of Terni. She obtains the International Master in Choir Conducting of Sacred Music with full marks in 2002, Academic Diploma in Baroque Singing in 2005 and a Degree in Choral Music and Choir Direction at the “Morlacchi” Conservatory of Perugia. At the same time she specializes in Infantile Vocality with M ° C. Boldy, professor at the New College of Oxford, and deepens the studies of Gregorian Chant, Ancient Roman Chant, Medieval Lauda, Primitive Polyphony, Flemish Polyphony and Fractal Singing at the Pontifical Institute of Music. Sacred.She studied singing with Emma Kirkby, Katia Ricciarelli and Luciana Serra. Continuing her study with M ° Robert Kettelson, vocal trainer of the Paris Opera and the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, and with Maestro Elio Battaglia at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. Specialized in Ancient Music and Sacred Music, she was among the first women to perform as a soloist for official events in San Pietro, she sang for Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI.She founded and directs the choirs of the Civic School of Arts in productions in Italy and tours abroad, in France, England, Austria, Czech Republic and South Korea. Among her various works she has directed the opera in stage form for young soloists , chorus of children’s voices and piano Chip and his Dog by Giancarlo Menotti, performed on the occasion of the Mennottian year at the Teatro Caio Melisso in Spoleto and in Rome, the first national performance of “Italique” opera for reciting voice, solos, choir of white voice and plucked ensemble written by Francois Laurent for the Les Jour de France event in Rome and Paris at the Auditorium del Conservatoire Ravel, the world premiere of Tu es Petrus, a series of unpublished Roman 18th century compositions. She regularly hold masterclasses in singing and choir conducting in Italy and abroad. In addition to her concert activity as a soloist and choir director, she is strongly committed in teaching and organizing.She is the President and Artistic Director of the Associazione Cult.Mus. Fabrica Harmonica.

Rosario Cicero

Interpreter of the ancient repertoire for guitar, he outlined in the course of his concert activity, an original playing style, the synthesis of a constant search for instrumental techniques and aesthetics of the time. His performances, on faithful copies of instruments of the ‘500 and’ 600, have brought to light rare pages of often forgotten manuscripts and codices and aim to restore the original spirit of the ancient ‘tablatures’ for guitar, revealing always alive and current analogies with the past and tradition. His musical training, completed in the international courses held by Hopkinson Smith (Estoril, Tours, Rome), was emancipated in constant contact with Giuliano Balestra, under whose guidance he graduated in guitar and started the study of ancient music. He regularly holds lectures, seminars and interpretation courses at academies and state conservatories on guitar music of the 16th and 17th centuries. Performing in important national and foreign theaters (Spain, United States, France, Croatia) he made recordings for theDiscoteca di Stato and for RAI (live radio concert from the Pauline Chapel of the Quirinale) and recorded for the B.M.G. record company, for the Playgame, for the Niccolò (Guitart Collection) and, with the Renaissance guitar with four choirs, for the Opus 111 (Diapason d’oro prize with the Napolitane project). He collaborated with the ethnomusicologist Ambrogio Sparagna on theatrical and musical works, emphasizing the relationship between ancient music and the stylistic features of popular culture. He has often proposed particular concert structures, creating interrelationships between poetry, music and dance; he also carried out editorial activities, writing articles and curating columns for magazines and periodicals, including Guitart and Classical Guitars.