Harpsichordist, fortepianist and conductor.
'Having studied with the greatest performers and teachers, Paolo Zanzu is now one of the major figures in the harpsichord world in Europe and in the world. He is an active collaborator with Les Arts Florissants as a continuo player and conductor, and leads an inspiring career as a concert artist and teacher.’ (France Musique)
After his studies in Italy, at the Paris Conservatoire (CNSM), and at the Royal Academy of Music in London, with Orio Buccellato, Noëlle Spieth, Christophe Rousset, Carole Cerasi and Patrick Cohen, Paolo Zanzu was a prizewinner at the Bruges International Harpsichord Competition in 2010. Since then his career as a harpsichord and fortepiano soloist has taken him to major international venues (BBC Proms, Utrecht Early Music Festival, Cartagena International Music Festival , Festival de La Chaise-Dieu, Festival de Radio Frances Occitanie Montpellier). He took part recently in the ambitious ’Scarlatti 555’ project organised by France Musique; and made his début as a soloist with the English Baroque Soloists in harpsichord concertos by Bach in January 2019.
Suites de pièces pour le clavecin
A fount of inexhaustible creativity, Handel more than any of his contemporaries embodies the spirit of his century. This native of Halle in Saxony, the son of a surgeon, ranged over the whole of Europe during the course of his life, bringing about a synthesis of musical cultures and styles unparalleled in the history of music. He was a prolific composer who left an indelible mark on his contemporaries’ memory, and over the centuries became synonymous with the musical genres on which he brought his genius to bear.
1685 - Bach, Haendel, Scarlatti
Temple du Foyer de l’Âme
7B rue du Pasteur Wagner
Wednesday 27 March
Concert de printemps
With Le Stagioni.
Théâtre de Semur-en-Auxois
11 Rue du Rempart
21140 Semur-en-Auxois (Fr)
03 80 97 05 96