Soprano, trumpet, and organ

Monday 25 July 2022, 09:00 p.m.


George Friedrich Händel (1685-1759)
From «Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne», HWV 74, for soprano, trumpet and basso continuo
Eternal source of light divine

Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Sonata for trumpet and organ

Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
Carillon de Westminster, op. 54 no. 6
for organ

George Friedrich Händel (1685-1759)
Süsse Stille, sanfte Quelle, HWV 205
for soprano, trumpet and basso continuo

Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
for trumpet and organ

George Friedrich Händel (1685-1759)
Flammende Rose, Zierde der Erden, HWV 210 for soprano, trumpet and basso continuo

Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)
Prélude et Fugue sur le nom d’Alain (1942) for organ

Petr Eben (1929-2007)
From Ókna (Finestre) – da Marc Chagall for trumpet and organ
N. 4 – Zlaté Okno (La finestra d’oro)

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
from Gloria, RV 589 for soprano, trumpet and basso continuo
Domine Deus


Caterina Iora

Graduated in Lyrical Singing at the Conservatorio Verdi in Milan under the guidance of Margaret Hayward, she then graduated with top marks in Lyrical Singing under the guidance of Luciano Pavarotti, subsequently perfecting her singing skills with Luciana Serra and Dante Mazzola (classical and romantic repertoire) and with Roberta Invernizzi (ancient repertoire). She has collaborated with the most important Italian opera companies (Teatro Alla Scala in Milan, Regio di Torino, Regio di Parma, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino... ) and then devoted herself to ancient music, performing in numerous concerts in Italy and abroad; Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Berliner Philarmonie, Esterhazy Palace in Eisenstadt, MiTo Settembre Musica, Festiva LaVerdi in Milan, Enescu Festival, Baroque Festival in Malta, Festival de La Chaise-Dieu, Festival de Sablé, Festival Pergolesi in Jesi, Opera d'Avignon et Rouen, Ambronay Festival, Utrecht Early Music Festival, Göttingen International Haendel Festival, Opèra in Lyon, Antwerpen Singel Festival. He is artist-in-residence of the Ghislieri Choir and Orchestra of Pavia directed by Giulio Prandi. She collaborates with important concert ensembles such as I Barocchisti conducted by Diego Fasolis, LaVerdi Barocca conducted by Ruben Jais, Canto di Orfeo conducted by Gianluca Capuano, Ensemble Zefiro conducted by Alfredo Bernardini, Cappella Mauriziana, Monteverdi di Cremona, Solisti della Svizzera Italiana, and has been conducted by conductors such as Giovanni Antonini, Ottavio Dantone, Alfredo Bernardini, Giulio Prandi, Marco Testori, Giulio Mercati, Bruno Gini, Mario Valsecchi. She recorded with the Ghislieri Choir and Consort for Deutsche Harmonia Mundi and with the Barocchisti for Erato (solo for the CD La storia di Orfeo with Philippe Jaroussky).


Frits Damrow

As a chamber musician Frits Damrow played in different groups like the Amsterdam Bach Soloists, the Netherlands Wind Ensemble, the Ebony Band, the Brass Quintet and Brass Ensemble of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Since 2009 he has been Professor of trumpet at the University of the Arts in Zürich, Switzerland (Zürcher Hochschule der Künste). He is a regular teacher and soloist at many summer courses and festivals, like the Hamamatsu Summer Wind Academy in Japan, Musica Verano in Mexico, the Italian Brass Week, Ionian Summer Academy in Greece, Cursu International de Musica in Spain, Blekinge Int. Brass Academy in Sweden, the Tbilisi Wind Festival, Sauerland Herbst in Germany , the Aurora Festival in Sweden, and the Affinis Festival in Japan. He also gave Masterclasses at institutions like North Western University in Chicago, the San Fransisco Conservatory, the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, the Royal Conservatory in Brussels, the Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg, Colonge, Stuttgart, Münich and Trossingen, the Tchaikowsky Conservatory and Gnesin Academy in Moskou, the State Conservatory in Athens, Greece, Shobi University in Tokyo, the Kyoiku University in Osaka, the National University in Seoul and several Universities in China.


Giulio Mercati

Born in Saronno, he was initiated to music at the age of six by his maternal grandfather, Maestro Lamberto Torrebruno, a member of an important family of musicians. He then perfected his studies in organ, composition and harpsichord with internationally renowned musicians. A versatile musician, he is in great demand and esteemed internationally: as a soloist on organ or harpsichord, he has performed in more than twenty countries around the world, performing in some of the most prestigious concert halls and cathedrals, from the Great Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic to St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York. He is also active as a continuist and keyboard player in several important ensembles, including the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, working with conductors of the calibre of Alain Lombard, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Juraj Valčuha, Alexander Vedernikov, Heinz Holliger, Hubert Soudant, Howard Griffiths, Markus Poschner, Timothy Brock and many others. He has been accompanied by prestigious ensembles in the performance of concerts for organ and orchestra - from Haendel and Haydn to Hindemith and Poulenc - often also performing as conductor. He is the titular organist at the Church of S. Maria degli Angioli in Lugano (Switzerland) and responsible for sacred music for the six churches of the Pastoral Community of Saronno (Italy); he is also the founder and conductor of the 'San Bernardo' Vocal Group. He has recorded for RTSI, Bottega Discantica and Tactus.



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  • Date
  • Monday 25 July 2022
  • Time
  • 09:00 p.m.
  • Place
  • Lugano, Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angioli
  • Entry
  • Free entry