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


Scarlatti 555 - France Musique


Harpsichord sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti.




Théâtre de l’Alliance Française
101 boulevard Raspail
75006 Paris

Monday 28th January

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

Saturday 06 April