Drora Bruck & Giorgio Matteoli, RecordersAlessandro Andriani, Baroque CelloMarina Minkin, Harpsichor. A new unique ensemble, specializing in 17th-18th century music, involving top early music artists from Italy and Israel. This combination of 4 internationally known artists bring together their Mediterranean temperament and expertise to create a new sound in the world of Early Music.
Drora Bruck (Israel) performed over 80 world premieres of pieces composed especially for her. Went on concert tours in England, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, USA, Canada, Australia, Romania, Taiwan and Japan. Has been recording for Kol Hamusica (Israel classical music radio station) since 1989, and also recorded various early music and Israeli music CDs. Sought after as a teacher of recorders, chamber music and stylistic interpretation, she often teaches master classes in institutions all over the world, including: Canberra University, The Hobart Academy of Music, The University of Melbourne, The University of Pavia, Mcgill University and others. Currently, she is teaching recorder, chamber music and recorders methodology in the Jerusalem Academy of Music & Washington Hill College. She is a founder and director of the Early Music Department in the Israel Conservatory of Music, Tel Aviv. Was a student of Pedro Memelsdorff in Civica Scuola di Musica, Milano.Giorgio Matteoli (Italy) holds degrees (cum laudae) in recorders, cello, chamber music and the history of western music from La Sapienza Univesity in Rome. In 1994, he founded the ensemble Festa Rustica and performed with it all over the world; their CD of chamber concerti by Francesco Mancini (recorded as a world premiere) was selected by Fanfare magazine to be included in the list of 10 best classical CDs in 2005. Giorgio participated as a recorder player in the recording of the soundtrack of the Ennio Morricone’s movie, The Bible, which had won an American Television Oscar that year. Performs as a soloist and in chamber ensembles, as a modern cello player and conduct baroque concerts. He is currently teaching recorder and baroque cello at the Ottorino Respighi Conservatory in Latona .
Alessandro Andriani is one of the leading Baroque cello players in Italy and performs as a soloist and in chamber ensembles all over Europe, the USA, South Africa, Japan, and more. A graduate of the Verdi Academy in Turin, specialized in playing the modern cello, the baroque cello and chamber music. Recorded for Bayer Records, for the Japanese Camerata Tokio, Decca, Urania Records, Brilliant Classics and Dynamic. First cellist of Europa Galante dir. By Fabio Biondi. Since 2004 he has been dedicating himself to the study and performance of early music, working also as first cellist with Accademia Bizantina in Ravenna, “I Barocchisti” in Lugano, Ensemble Italico Splendore, playing at the main baroque music festivals in Europe. Currently, Alessandro is serving as a professor of cello at Istituto Superiore Studi Musicali di in Modena.
Marina Minkin performs and records regularly as a soloist, and as a member of the Phoenix Ensemble, the Spectrum Ensemble, and with the Israel Contemporary Players. She holds Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Jerusalem Academy, and Masters and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from Boston University. Currently resides in Israel and teaches harpsichord and baroque music courses at the Levinsky College, the Israeli Conservatory in Tel-Aviv and at the Jezreel Valley Art Center. At 2009 she has been appointed as the Artistic Director of the Yehiam Renaissance Festival (Western Galilee, Israel). Has just released a recording of Vittorio Rieti’s harpsichord solo and chamber music on NEW WORLD RECORDS. Other recordings include the CD Harpsichord Music by Israeli Composers (ALBANY RECORDS), Bach, Bach & Bach (ARTONA) featuring sonatas for viola and harpsichord by J.S. Bach and his sons (with Michael Zaretsky, viola), and contemporary music for 2 harpsichords “Conversations” (OMNIBUS CLASSICS) with the harpsichordist David Shemer.
- “All’Italiana” Musica italiana o d’ispirazione italiana del Barocco per due flauti dolci, violoncello e clavicembalo
- “Non solo Romanesca!”
- “The stories of Monica & Roger”Dall’assolo a quartetto: un viaggio musicale in Europa