"Luca Pianca is Italian-Swiss musician-lutenist born in Lugano, Switzerland (his specialty is archlute). He studied with Nikolaus Harnoncourt at Mozarteum Salzburg and collaborated with Concentus Musicus Wien since 1982. In 1985 he co - founded Il Giardino Armonico, a pioneering Italian early music ensemble based in Milan. He also served as a lutenist at Zurich Opera House.
Luca Pianca has recorded more than 20 CDs in and out of his work with Il Giardino Armonico, including complete recordings of lute repertoire by J.S.Bach and Antonio Vivaldi. He has partnered with soloists such as Cecilia Bartoli, Eva Mei, Sylvia McNair. Since 1999 Pianca has teamed with viola da gamba player Vittorio Ghielmi to record numerous CDs. Since 2001 he has also collaborated with a contemporary lutenist-composer Roman Turovsky-Savchuk, whose works he premiered at several international festivals (Urbino, Salamanca, Paris, Vilnius inter alia).“ (Wikipedia)
“Vittorio Ghielmi is a viola da gamba player, born in 1968, in Milano, Italy. Vittorio has performed in the most important concert halls of Europe and the USA as a soloist with orchestras such as Il Giardino Armonico, Wiener Philharmoniker, Philharmonia Orchestra London. He teaches viola da gamba at Conservatorio Luca Marenzio di Brescia.
Vittorio Ghielmi is the founder of Il Suonar Parlante ensemble (consort), playing with famous composers and jazzists (Uri Caine, Don Byron, Kenny Wheeler). He published a viol tutorial (in collaboration with Paolo Biordi, Ut-Orpheus Editions, Bologna) and also unedited viol music (Ed. Minkoff, Fuzeau).“ (Wikipedia)
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