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Alfredo Bernardini (Oboe, Conductor)

Born: 1961 - Rome, Italy

The Italian oboist and conductor, Alfredo Bernardini, moved to The Netherlands in 1981 to specialize in Baroque oboe and early music with, among others, Bruce Haynes and Ku Ebbinge. In 1987 he received his soloist diploma from the Royal Conservatory of The Hague.

Alfredo Bernardini has performed all over Europe, in Russia, USA, Canada, Japan, China, Korea, Malaysia, Egypt, Israel, South America and Australia as a member of prestigious Baroque ensembles such as Hespèrion XX & Le Concert des Nations (Director: Jordi Savall), La Petite Bande (Director: Sigiswald Kuijken), Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra (Director: Ton Koopman), Freiburger Barockorchester, The English Concert (Director: Trevor Pinnock), Bach Collegium Japan (Director Masaaki Suzuki), Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble (Director Thomas Hengelbrock) and others. He has also played with Berliner Barock-Compagney, Finnish Baroque Orchestra and Le Concert Français.

In 1989 Alfredo Bernardini founded the ensemble Zefiro together with the brothers Paolo and Alberto Grazzi. As a director, he has worked with orchestras in Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Norway, Poland, the UK, Sweden, Canada, Australia, Israel and with the European Union Baroque Orchestra. A demanded chamber music partner he has played with such musicians as gambist Jordi Savall harpsichordist Elisabeth Joyé, and cellist Olaf Reimers.

Alfredo Bernardini has played in more than 100 recordings. His recordings with Zefiro have won important prizes such as the Cannes Classical Award and the Diapason dOr de lAnnée 2009.

Since 1992 Alfredo Bernardini teaches Baroque oboe at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and he also taught from 2002 to 2009 at the Escola Superior de Musica de Cataluña in Barcelona. Ha has also been guest teacher in music academies and summer courses in Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Israel and the USA. His research on the history of woodwind musical instruments has resulted in several articles published by important international magazines.


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Source: Ensemble Zefiro Website; Bits & pieces from other sources
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Aryeh Oron (September 2014)

Alfredo Bernardini: Short Biography | Recordings of Vocal Works

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Works

Richard Egarr

Oboe, Oboe da caccia

Member of Academy of Ancient Music:
V-1 (2013):
BWV 245

Pierre Hantaï

Oboe

Sinfonia from BWV 21

Ton Koopman

Oboe, Oboe d'amore

Member of Amsterdam Baroque Choir:
Cantatas Vol. 6: CD-3:
BWV 104
Cantatas Vol. 11: CD-1: BWV 127, BWV 5, BWV 94; CD-2: BWV 41, BWV 7, BWV 139; CD-3: BWV 115, BWV 113, BWV 10
Cantatas Vol. 12: CD-1:
BWV 135, BWV 124, BWV 121, BWV 111; CD-2: BWV 99, BWV 78, BWV 114; CD-3: BWV 91, BWV 107, BWV 116, BWV 8
Cantatas Vol. 13: CD-1:
BWV 1, BWV 62, BWV 96,; CD-2: BWV 38, BWV 93, BWV 33; CD-3: BWV 133, BWV 122, BWV 92
Cantatas Vol. 14: CD-1:
BWV 68, BWV 6, BWV 74, BWV 126; CD-2: BWV 26, BWV 125, BWV 178, BWV 1045; CD-3: BWV 103, BWV 42, BWV 123 ?
Cantatas Vol. 16: CD-1:
BWV 82, BWV 27, BWV 16; CD-2: BWV 170, BWV 102, BWV 79; CD-3: BWV 49, BWV 43, BWV 39
Cantatas Vol. 18: CD-1:
BWV 55, BWV 47, BWV 157, BWV 45; CD-2: BWV 52, BWV 187, BWV 151, BWV 98; CD-3: BWV 137, BWV 164, BWV 36 ?
Cantatas Vol. 20: CD-1:
BWV 120a, BWV 156, BWV 1127; CD-2: BWV 149, BWV 14, BWV 29, BWV 192; CD-3: BWV 120, BWV 11, BWV 9, BWV 112 ?
Cantatas Vol., 21: CD-1:
BWV 100, BWV 200, BWV 177, BWV 195; CD-2: BWV 140, BWV 34, BWV 143, BWV 158; CD-3: BWV 197, BWV 97, BWV 118, BWV 191 ?
Cantatas Vol. 22: CD-1:
BWV 80, BWV 236, BWV 30; CD-2, W.F. Bach: Gaudete omnes populi, F103; CD-3: BWV 30a, BWV 235

Gustav Leonhardt

Oboe

L-7 (1995): BWV 27, BWV 34, BWV 41

Masaaki Suzuki

Oboe, Oboe d'amore

Member of Bach Collegium Japan:
Sacred Cantatas Vol. 4:
BWV 185, BWV 199
Sacred Cantatas Vol. 8:
BWV 22, BWV 23, BWV 75
Sacred Cantatas Vol. 9:
BWV 24, BWV 76, BWV 167
Sacred Cantatas Vol. 13:
BWV 69a, BWV 77, BWV 50
Sacred Cantatas Vol. 16:
BWV 119
Sacred Cantatas Vol. 22:
BWV 7, BWV 20, BWV 94

Links to other Sites

Ensemble Zefiro: Founders
Alfredo Bernardini (Toccata Music Management) [German]

Les Boréades de Montréal | Artists: Alfredo Bernardini

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