Paolo Zanzu
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Harpsichordist, fortepianist and conductor.



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Paolo Zanzu, harpsichordist, fortepianist and conductor, first studied in Italy where he was born, then at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris and after that at the Royal Academy of Music in London, with Noëlle Spieth, Christophe Rousset, Kenneth Weiss, Carole Cerasi and Patrick Cohen, among others.
In 2010 he won the third prize at the Bruges International Harpsichord Competition.

At a young age he participated in ensembles such as Les Arts Florissants, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Monteverdi Choir and Orchestras, The English Baroque Soloists, and Le Concert d'Astrée as continuo player, performing in theaters the world over: Paris (Opéra Garnier, Salle Pleyel, Philharmonie, Théâtre des Champs Elysées); London (Royal Albert Hall, Barbican Center, Cadogan Hall); Berlin (Philharmonie); Madrid (Teatro Real); New York (Brooklyn Academy of Music); Beijing (Opera), and others.


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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.


Next concerts


Handel day – Festival Oudemuziek






Vredenburgkade 11
3511 WB Utrecht
030 231 45 44

Saturday 15 december


Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ

Piet Heinkade 1
1019 BR Amsterdam
020 788 20 00

Sunday 16 december

Arcangelo Corelli, Alessandro Scarlatti, Marc-Antoine Charpentier : Concertos, cantates and pastorales de Noël

Le Stagioni with Nicholas Scott and AAVV.



Théâtre Municipal

11 Rue du Rempart,
21140 Semur-en-Auxois
03 80 97 26 80

Saturday 22 december