Giorgio Paronuzzi

Giorgio Paronuzzi

Harpsichord

After the musical studies (diplomas of piano, harpsichord and composition) and University (Laurea in Philosophy) in Italy, Giorgio Paronuzzi continued its formation in the field of the baroque Historical praxis at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. Winner of prizes of Composition and Harpsichord he dedicated himself since several years to the 17th – 18th century music, with particular attention to that vocal repertoire.
He has collaborated with various ensemble and orchestras (Concerto Vocale, Ensemble Labirinto, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Orchestra ORF Vienna, Concerto Köln, Freiburger Barockorchester, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Venice Baroque Orchestra, Kammerorchester Basel, Radio Kamerorchester Amsterdam, Swiss Baroque Soloists, Orchestre des Champs-Élysées, Radio Kamer Filharmonie Amsterdam, Kammerorchester Zürich, Orchestra La Scintilla Zürich, Accademia Bizantina, Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg, Caffe Zimmerman etc.) performing programs from Chamber music to Concerto Grosso.
Beside the baroque instrumental repertoire he is passionate about opera, working in various theatres (Staatsoper Berlin, La Monnaie Bruxelles, Champs-Élysées Paris, Landestheater Innsbruck, Theater an der Wien, Staatstheater Basel, Théâtre Municipal Lausanne, Felsenreitschule Salzburg, Opernhaus Zürich). From 2002 to 2007, Giorgio Paronuzzi collaborates with René Jacobs as musical assistant and Continuo Player for several productions of Italian operas from Monteverdi to Mozart. For four years (1999-2002) he hold the musical direction of the baroque Opera Studio at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, now he teaches at the same institute harpsichord and basso continuo. From 2000 to 2005, he held regular courses of interpretation of the baroque style for the professional students of singing at the Conservatory of Lausanne. Invited to hold master classes of chamber music and interpretation on baroque music (Scuola di Alto Perfezionamento di Saluzzo, Académie de musique Sion, Conservatoire National Superior Lyon, Musikhochschule Dresden), he conducted productions of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis at Stadttheater Basel (2000 “L’Opera Seria” of F.L. Gassmann; 2002 “La Cecchina” of N. Piccinni) and of Lausanna’s Conservatory at the Theatre of the same city (in 2002 Purcell’s “Dido and Enea” and Scarlatti’s “Il Trionfo dell’Onore”).
Guest conductor of Cappella Teatina for sacred baroque compositions for solos, choir and orchestra, he conducted in 2006 music of Purcell in the opera “Unsichtbar Land” of Helmut Öring at Basel’s opera Theatre. In 2009, he conducted Vivaldi’s opera “Orlando Furioso” with Mariana Mjianovic and Andreas Scholl, in 2012 “La liberation di Ruggero dall’isola di Alcina” of Francesca Caccini (Basel and Dresden) and in 2017-18 Monteverdi’s music for the production “Lamento” (Basel “Gare du Nord”, and Schwetzingen).
He has recorded several CDs for Dinamic, Agorà, Bongiovanni, Naxos, Opus 111, Harmonia Mundi, Virgin Classic, Sony, Deutsche Grammophon, Decca and won a Grammy nomination in 2008 for his recording of Brandemburg Concerts.

Upcoming Concerts

Event Name Start Date
VIABACH 25 October 2020
VIABACH 23 October 2020