Massimo Mercelli & Corrado de Bernart

Massimo Mercelli
Massimo Mercelli

Saturday 3. 9. 2016   20:00

Tartini's house in Piran


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750):

Sonata in G minor BWV 1020 (later attributed to C. Ph. E. Bach)
Sonata in A Major BWV 1032


Sonata in E flat Major BWV 1031
Sonata in B minor BWV 1030


Massimo Mercelli, flute

studied flute with the famous flautists André Jaunet and Maxence Larrieu. At just nineteen years of age, he became the first flute at Teatro La Fenice in Venice, and subsequently won the Premio Francesco Cilea, the Concorso Internazionale Giornate Musicali and the Concorso Internazionale di Stresa. He has performed as a soloist in some of the world most prestigious concert halls, like Carnegie Hall of New York, Moscow Conservatory, Oslo's Conserthuset, Monaco's Herkulessaal and Gasteig, Colon Theatre of Buenos Aires, RAI Auditoriums at Turin and Naples, Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, St-Martin-in-the-Fields of London, Mozarteum of Salzburg, Victoria Hall of Geneva, Parco della Musica of Rome and Saint Petersburg Philarmonic, and important festivals, such as Ljubljana, Berlin, Santander, Beethoven of Bonn, Saint Petersburg, Cervantino, Rheingau and Jerusalem. He has worked with artists such as Yuri Bashmet, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Krzysztof Penderecki, Philip Glass, Peter-Luckas Graf, Maxence Larrieu, Aurèle Nicolet, Cecilia Gasdia, Anna Caterina Antonacci, Susanna Mildonian, Federico Mondelci and Patrizia Tassini, and with orchestras such as the Moscow Soloists, the Lituanian National Symphony Orchestra, the Wiener Symphoniker, the European Union Chamber Orchestra, the Soloists of Teatro alla Scala, the Roma Opera House Orchestra, the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, the Slovenian Radio and Television Orchestra and the Riga Philarmonic Orchestra. More recently he performed at London's Wigmore Hall and Salzburg's Mozarteum, held a Master Class at the Rostropovich Foundation and played a first performance of Philip Glass's composition "Façades" for flute and piano, with the autor at the piano. 

Corrado de Bernart, harpsichord

graduated piano with the highest honours from the National Conservatory Tito Schipa, and harpsichord at the National Conservatory  Santa Cecilia in Rome, under the guidance of Paola Bernardi. He perfected his piano skills with Sergio Perticaroli and Charles Rosen and his harpsichord skills with Gordon Murray. In addition, he has worked and continues to work with the Gioacchino Rossini chamber orchestra from Pesaro, the Camerata Strumentale Romana, with the Virtuosi di Santa Cecilia, Solisti Aquilani,  Accademia Strumentale Romana, and the Solisti Veneti. He has participated in various tours in the US, Mexico, Spain, Turkey, Belgium, France, Germany, the Middle East, South Africa and Kenya. He has recorded for RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana, the Vatican Radio, the Mnet company in South Africa. Since 1981 he has been  piano professor at the Italian National Music Conservatories and is currently resident professor at the Tito Schipa conservatory in Lecce.