Biography

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Giovanni Bellini studied classical guitar at the very beginning, and then turned to early plucked strings instruments, specializing in Lute, Theorbo, and Baroque Guitar. In 2017, under the direction of Andrea Damiani, he achieved, with honours, the Master’s degree in Lute at the Conservatorio “S. Cecilia” in Rome.

In 2018, under the guidance of Xavier Díaz-Latorre, he achieved, with ‘Matricula de Honor’ the Master’s degree in ‘Instrumentos de cuerda pulsada’ at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya.

He also attended master classes with Paul O’Dette, Hopkinson Smith, and Joachim Held, as well as seminaries on Renaissance and Middle Ages polyphony, with Claudia Caffagni and Diego Fratelli.

 

He gave master classes in lute, theorbo, guitar, and performance practice at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Mexico City, as well as the Istituto Diocesano di Musica Sacra in Florence. In 2017, he was also ‘Profesor’ during the 10th edition of the Fundació CIMA Academy directed by Jordi Savall, in Barcelona.

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Marco Serino violin
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He performed many concerts throughout Europe, both as a soloist and a member of prestigious ensembles. He also collaborates with many early music’s ensembles, such as:

Le Concert des Nations
Concerto Romano
Concerto Scirocco
Ensemble Arte Musica
Divino Sospiro
Cappella Musicale di S. Petronio
Orchestra del Gran Teatre del Liceu
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Virtuosi Italiani
Mare Nostrum
Ensemble della Fondazione Italiana per la Musica Antica
Modo Antiquo

As a soloist or in collaboration with major personalities, such as Jordi Savall, Xavier Díaz-Latorre, Francesco Cera, Alessandro de Marchi, Richard Egarr, Alessandro Quarta, Dorothee Oberlinger, Dmitry Sinkowski, Sara Mingardo, Roberta Invernizzi, Gemma Bertagnolli, he participated in a number of festivals worldwide, including Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, The United States, Mexico, and Cuba.

His records are published by the labels Arcana, Glossa, Alia Vox, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, Tactus, Amadeus, Naïve, and Brilliant Classics.

He teaches Lute, Theorbo and Baroque Guitar at the Early Music training course of the Centro Studi Musica & Arte, in Florence.