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Alberto Rasi

Alberto Rasi, veronese, after his studies in Double Bass and Composition, studied Viola da Gamba and Violone at the Schola Cantorum Basel with Jordi Savall, and at the Conservatoire de Génève with Ariane Maurette.

Since 1978, taking advantage of his training as a Double Bass player, he began playing both the viola da gamba and violone, giving concerts and recordings with the most renowned groups.

In 1981 he co-founded Accademia Strumentale Italiana with the harpischordist Patrizia Marisaldi.

As soloist and with this ensemble he has given concerts throughout Europe and beyond. In 1992 he became Artistic Director of this group and he has recorded several CDs for the Stradivarius label of Milan and various others CD labels winning various prizes including: Diapason d’Or, 10 de Repertoire, Musica 5 Stars, Amadeus and the Midem Classical Award 2007 in the category, Early Music.

He is currently teaching viola da gamba at the Conservatory of Verona.

In 1999 he founded the Baroque Orchestra of Verona, Il Tempio Armonico, which he conducts from the violoncello, and with which he has recorded the complete orchestral music of the veronese Evaristo Felice Dall’Abaco.

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Various composers
O Dolcezze Amarissime | Madrigali, Ricercari and Canzoni strumentali from 17th Century, Italy
Roberta Invernizzi | Accademia Strumentale Italiana | Alberto Rasi
John Dowland
Jadran Duncumb | Accademia Strumentale Italiana | Alberto Rasi
Jean-Philippe Rameau
Pièces de clavecin en concerts
Alberto Rasi | Accademia Strumentale Italiana
Johann Sebastian Bach
Die Kunst der Fuga, BWV 1080 (Mus. ms. Bach P 200)
Alberto Rasi / Accademia Strumentale Italiana