BRITISH HARPSICHORD SOCIETY RECITAL
DACCAPO–Italian harpsichord duo, Luigi Accardo&Enrico Bissolo
‘Music for two harpsichords’
Playing in a harpsichord duo was a very common musical practice during the XVIIth & XVIIIth centuries all around Europe. François Couperin at Versailles and Bach in Leipzig were the most devoted players and composers in this particular musical ensemble.
Founded in 2013 by Luigi Accardo and Enrico Bissolo, the Daccapo – Italian Harpsichord Duo develops an original repertoire for two harpsichords. Duo has recorded two albums: the first in 2015 dedicated to the Bach family and the second, dedicated to Couperin’s “Les nations” – in 2018 – both with the important music label Stradivarius from Milan.
Enrico Bissolo graduated both in organ and harpsichord at the E.F. Dall’Abaco Conservatoire in Verona, he also obtained, with full marks, a specialist degree in Musicology at the Facoltà di Musicologia di Cremona. He has attended masterclasses with M. Radulescu, E.Bellotti, T.Koopman, P.Peretti, G.Parodi and S.Rattini, focusing on early music interpretation and organ improvisation. He specialized in the Historical Organ, Harpsichord and Continuo at the Musikhochschule of Trossingen As a soloist and continuo player he has played in festivals throughout Italy and around Europe. He has been awarded several prizes in international organ and chamber music competitions; Fano Adriano (2° prize), Salerno (3° prize), Acqui terme (2° prize), Neuburg an der Donau (1° prize). As musicologist has written articles for specialized musical magazines and has published the complete keyboard music composed by Gregorio Strozzi (1687). He has also catalogued the operatic musical manuscripts in the library of the Accademia Filarmonica in Verona.
Luigi Accardo graduated in 2009 in piano from the Conservatorio Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina in Cagliari. He moved to Piacenza where he started to play the harpsichord under the teaching of Paola Poncet, graduating in 2012 in harpsichord from the Conservatorio Giuseppe Nicolini di Piacenza. Later obtaining, with distinction, masters in ‘Harpsichord and Early Keyboard’s (2014) and ‘Chamber Music‘ (2017).He has attended Master classes and advanced courses with musicians such as Cristine Schornsheim, Olivier Baumont, Carmen Leoni, Pierre Hantai.Luigi graduated with highest honours in Ethnomusicology from the Conservatorio di Cagliari andin 2011 received, with highest honours, his master degree in Musicology from the Facoltà di Musicologia di Cremona. He is taking part in a research project on the ‘Musical Religious Celebrations of 1937’. From 2006-9 he carried out a study on the ‘Religious Celebration of the Holy Week of Bonnannaro (SS)’ for the cultural association Hymnos. He has participated as a speaker, in many seminars and conferences.He has appeared as harpsichordist in many concerts and performed in numerous festivals in all parts of Italy and throughout the world.
Handel & Hendrix in London, 25 Brook Street, London W1K 4HB
Tickets: £15, Information: http://handelhendrix.org/ Tel: 0207 399 1953