Stefano Molardi, Organ, Harpsichord, Hammerklavier, and Tangentenflügel

in collaboration with Vittorio Ghielmi's viola da gamba masterclass, with the possibility for the organ/harpsichord masterclass participants to accompany the gambists.

Sunday, 25 July
Lugano, Aula Magna of the Conservatory
9.30-12.30 Harpsichord Openclass - course programme: the French influence on Bach’s music
14.00-16.30 Harpsichord Openclass - course programme: the French influence on Bach’s music
17.30 Harpsichord concert - Stefano Molardi and the young masters: works by Bach, Handel, Couperin, Rameau, Forqueray

20.30 Organ concert – Stefano Molardi: works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Brahms

Monday, 26 July
9.30-12.30 Organ openclass - course programme: Bach
14.30-17.30 Organ openclass - course programme: Bach
20.30 Organ concert

Tuesday, 27 July
Mendrisio, S. Sisinio
9.30-12.30 Organ openclass - course programme: Italian music from the 17th and 18th centuries

14.00-16.30 Tangentenflügel openclass
17.30 Tangentenflügel concert

Mendrisio, S. Sisinio
20.30 Organ concert – with the young masters

Wednesday, 28 July
Soazza (GR), S. Martino Church and Ospizio
10.30-12.30 Organ openclass - course programme: the second half of the German 18th century
14.30-16.30 Hammerklavier openclass - course programme: the second half of the German 18th century
17.30 Hammerklavier concert- Stefano Molardi and the young masters: works by CPE Bach, Mozart.
20.30 Organ concert - Stefano Molardi and the young masters: works by Bach, Muffat, and Handel

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  • Date of mastercalss 25 - 28 July 2022
  • Discount Deadlines and discounts (for details see Terms and conditions):
    28th February 2021 – 25% early bird discount
    31st March 2021 – 20% early bird discount
    30th April 2021 – 10% early bird discount

Organist, musicologist, cembalist and conductor, Stefano Molardi owes his musical education to internationally renowned figures such as Kooiman, Stembridge, Vigel, Tagliavini, and specially to Michael Radulescu, with whom he studied at the University of the Arts in Vienna, and with whom he collaborated during the Académie Bach di Porrentruy (CH).

Prize winner at numerous international competitions for organ players, among which the Pasian di Prato (UD) in 1998, Viterbo (1996), and most importantly in Brugge and at the Paul Hofhaimer in Innsbruck, Mr. Molardi has developed a brilliant career as both soloist and chamber musician, playing in some of the most famous venues in Italy, Europe, Brazil, and in the USA, like the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the Sala Sao Paulo in Brasil, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Jordan Hall in Boston, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, to name a few.

As an organist he has performed in prestigious festivals in Italy and Europa, like the Musica e Poesia in Milan, Festival organistico internazionale in Treviso, Festival di Valvasone, Maastricht International Festival (NE), Wiener Orgelkonzerte, Historic Organs Festival at Arnstadt, and Organ Festival at Nürnberg. In 2009 he performed the complete organ music of both F. Liszt e di C. Franck.

He is professor at the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana in Lugano (Switzerland) and at the Conservatory of Trapani, and regularly gives masterclasses and lectures about the Italian baroque performance practice in Lugano, Siville, Dresden, Nüremberg and Budapest.

He has also made recordings with Tactus, Christophorus and Deutsche Grammophon. Since 2003 he is exclusive artist of the Swiss record studio Divox, both as soloist and as conductor of the baroque orchestra I Virtuosi delle Muse, obtaining great recognition from the critics (Amadeus, Early Music, Crescendo), and from record magazines (5 Diapason from the homonymous French magazine, 5 stars on Goldberg, 5 stars and CD of the month on Amadeus). He has also recorded for SWR in German<, MEZZO in France, Radio France, and Radio Suisse Romande.

As a conductor he regularly performs in Italy, Hungary, France, Germany, Austria, and Spain with repertoire that varies between Matthews Passin by Bach (Ferrara), Mozart’s Requiem (Festival dell’Aurora di Crotone), Ademira theater pieces by Lucchesi from 1784 (Teatro Dovizi di Bibbiena) Mitridate di Porpora del 1730-36 (Teatro Caldéron di Valladolid), il Farnace and Il Giustino by Vivaldi (Vienna, Theater an der Wien, Theatre des Champs-Elysées, Parigi); performing also in Bilbao, Oldenburg, Rheingau, Cremona (Festival Monteverdi), Paris, Nantes, Monaco, Innsbruck, London, Montpellier, Schwetzingen, and Dachau.

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Participation fee

CHF 50.—
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  • Listeners

CHF 100.—
(€ 90.—)

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