Reivew on Custos Magazine (DK)

CD J.S. Bach Sonatas for viola (da gamba) and harpsichord, 2021

“This is a very audible, expressively moved conversation between the two musicians, the contrapuntal and concentrated play between the voices appears spirited and vibrant.”

…“This creates a slight inner tension in the treatment of tempo, where the musicians keep each other in check and bring the whole into a balance that never gets slack.”

“It is content-rich and durable music in a recording that does not have to be ashamed of anyone.”

All quotes are by Jan Jacoby, for Custos. March 2021

Published by ilariamacedonio

Ilaria Macedonio is an Italian musician, specialized in Harpsichord and Early Music Performance. Born in Assisi into a family almost entirely composed by professional musicians, Ilaria began her piano studies at the age of seven, winning her first piano competition aged eight. She debuted as a soloist with orchestra at the age of thirteen years old, playing Mozart's Piano Concerto K 414 in Umbria and Lazio (Italy), and later on she graduated in Piano with first-class honours. From 2013 Ilaria has been studying Early Music at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen (Denmark) and in 2015 she graduated in Harpsichord and Historical Keyboards with first class honours. In 2017/18 Ilaria continued to specialize in Historical Performance on the Artist Diploma course at the Royal College of Music, London. She has performed in various places such as the Southbank Centre in London, Greenwich's International Exhibition of Early Music, Mottisfont Abbey's National Museum (UK), Frederiksberg Slotskirke, KoncertKirken and Garnisons Kirke (Copenhagen, DK), both as a soloist and with many different ensembles, including the baroque orchestra Concerto Copenhagen led by Lars Ulrik Mortensen.

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