„Cello Stories: La Nascita del Violoncello...“
Start of the Event: 9.00 PM
Venue: St Francis of Assisi Chapel (Savanorių str. 4)
Bruno Cocset (baroque cello, France)
With participation of Saale Fischer (harpsichord, Estonia)
Programme: Diego Ortiz, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Giovanni Battista Vitali, Domenico Gabrielli, Giuseppe Maria Jacchini, Antonio Vivaldi, Jean Barrière
This is a programme of rarely heard and exquisite repertoire, specially tailored for Baroque music lovers.
Over the years, the work of Bruno Cocset on sonority and organology has given birth to nine instruments, imagined, conceived and played for different concert and recording programmes. Cocset began to play the Baroque cello with gut strings all by himself and then with Christophe Coin at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Danse de Paris. After this, he spent 20 years as a ‘nomadic cellist’, a period rich in musical encounters and experiences with the most ardent champions of the Baroque scene.
Bruno Cocset is regularly invited to play and also devotes much of his time to transmission of his knowledge: he has taught at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Danse in Paris and the Haute École de Musique in Geneva. He also taught at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya in Barcelona, where he created the historical cello class. He founded the Vannes Early Music Institute (Brittany), which comprises notably a European academy of early music, an instrument-making workshop and a resource centre devoted to repertories from the Renaissance to the nineteenth century.
Bruno Cocset will be accompanied by Estonian harpsichordist and teacher Saale Fischer. She is a renowned expert of early music and co-founder of the Baroque Ensemble Floridante.