Biographies

CAROLINA PACE, RECORDER

Carolina Pace was born in Rome and began to play the recorder as a child with P.Meloni. She graduated in recorder at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland, with Kathrin Bopp in 2003.

In 2005, she founded with Michele Carreca the ensemble La Selva, with which she performs in Italy and abroad for important institutions such as the Alte Pinakothek and the Italian Cultural Institute in Munich, the Max Planck Institut-Bibliotheca Hertziana in Rome, the Fundaciò La Caixa in Madrid, the Staedel Museum in Frankfurt. She performs with several early-music ensembles, such as La Simphonie du Marais (Hugo Reyne), Musica Perduta, orchestra laVerdi Barocca, among others.

Carolina Pace performed as a soloist for “I Concerti del Quirinale di Radio 3” in Rome, Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Venezia, DAMS Università Roma Tre, “World Bach-Fest”, Museo Internazionale della Musica di Bologna, “Concerti al Casinetto” a Parma, Piazza Verdi” (Radio 3) in Milan, Centro italo-tedesco Villa Vigoni in Como, “Festival Antiqva” in Barcellona (Spain), “Sonidos en el Tiempo” in Toledo (Spain), Akademie der Wissenschaften Mainz (Germany), Alte Pinakothek Muenchen (Germany), Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum Braunschweig (Germany), “Mostra internacional de musica antiga de Curitiba” (Paranà, Brazil), “Festival International de musique andalouse et des musiques anciennes” Algiers (Algeria), Universidade Federal do Estado in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)…

She founded with Marta Cascarano the puppet company “La QuartaPesta” which produces shows inspired by early music.

She teaches recorder in Rome and she has held master classes at the Royal Conservatory in Copenhagen (Denmark) and for the Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro.

She has played for the broadcasts Rai Uno, Rai Radio 3, Radio Vaticana and she recorded for Brilliant Classics, Classic Voice-Antiqua, Hatje Cantz, Ipsar and Urania Records.

MICHELE CARRECA, LUTE AND THEORBO

Michele Carreca was born in Foggia and graduated in lute at “Conservatorio Santa Cecilia” in Rome with Andrea Damiani in 2006. He studied also with Hopkinson Smith, one of the greatest lute players nowaday.

As a soloist, in duo and consort, Michele Carreca has played in Musikverein Wien, in the Brahms Saal, for Stockholm Early Music Festival (Sweden), Festival  Festivalul Baroc Timisoara (Romania), Festiwal Muzyki Dawnej in Jaroslaw (Poland), Festival Banchetto Musicale in Vilnius (Lithuania), “I Concerti del Quirinale di Radio 3” (Rome), “Nuove Settimane Barocche” in Brescia, “Urbino Musica Antica”, “Accademia Filarmonica Romana” in Rome, “World Bach-Fest” in Florence, “Echi Lontani” Festival in Cagliari, “Segni Barocchi” in Perugia, the concert season of “Centro di Musica Antica Pietà dei Turchini” in Naples, “Festival Barocco Leonardo Leo” in Brindisi, “Musica ai Frari” in Venice, “Festival der Laute” in Dresden (Germany), the Staedel Museum in Frankfurt (Germany), the Alte Pinakothek in Munich (Germany), the Italian Cultural Institute in Munich (Germany), Festival Antiqva, Barcelona (Spain), the Juan March Foundation in Madrid (Spain), for the Lute Society and the National Gallery in London (Great Britain), “Festival international de musique andalouse et des musiques anciennes” in Algiers, (Algeria) “Mostra Internacional de Musica Antigua” in Curitiba, Brazil, for Universidade Federal in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), for the European Early Music Day of Rema…

 He has made recordings both as a soloist and as a continuo performer for Brilliant Classics, Barytone, Classic Voice-Antiqua, Ipsar, Rai Trade and Urania Records. His last recordings are “Henriette the Princess of the Viol” for Deutsche Grammophon, and “Giacomo Gorzanis Solo lute music” for Deutsche Harmonia Mundi”.

He has given master classes and concert-lessons for numerous institutions, such as Conservatorio di Pescara, Dams Univeristà Roma Tre, Conservatorio di Foggia, Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro. He lives in Rome.

REBECA FERRI, CELLO AND RECORDER

Rebeca Ferri graduated in cello at “Conservatorio Santa Cecilia-Roma” in 1998, with Maurizio Gambini.

She studied recorder with Maria De Martini, following also courses with Kees Boeke, Michael Schneider, Han Tol, John Tyson and Marcos Volonterio. With both instruments she achieved first places in the yearly competitions “Jugend musiziert” and got a scholarship from the “Yehudi Menuhin-live music now-Foundation” in Germany.

From 1995 Rebeca Ferri consolidated her interest in baroque cello with Anner Bylsma, Gerhart Darmstadt, Roel Dieltiens, Balazs Maté and Stefano Veggetti.

She achieved her diploma in baroque cello with Jaap ter Linden in 2003, at “Hochschule fuer Musik Wuerzburg”. She continued her baroque cello-studies at “Hochschule fuer Musik und Theater Muenchen”, where she obtained, in 2007, the “Meisterklasse” with Kristin von der Goltz.

Rebeca Ferri is member of the ensembles: “I Turchini”, “Academia Montis Regalis”, “Ensemble Baroque du Léman”, “Gli Incogniti”, “Camerata Artemisia”, “A l’Antica”, “Main-Barockorchester”, “La Selva”, “Ensemble 1800″, “Accademia Ottoboni”, “Concerto Romano”, “Ensemble Arte Musica”, “La Venexiana”.

She recorded for SONY, DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI, CARUS, GLOSSA, ELOQUENTIA, OPUS 111, TACTUS, DYNAMIC, AMADEUS.

Rebeca Ferri plays a cello by André Mehler (Leipzig 2011), copy of Martinus Kaiser (Venice 1679) and recorders by Francesco Li Virghi (Rome), copies of original models.