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Sergio Ciomei (Harpsichord, Piano, Organ)

Born: 1965, Genoa, Italy

The Italian organist and harpsichordist, Sergio Ciomei, graduated in piano in 1984 with honours and praise under the guidance of teacher Franco Trabucco. He then refined his playing through Muriel Chemin, Piero Rattalino and András Schiff. Winner of numerous piano competitions, he won in 1991 an important international recognition by winning the 2nd prize in the "W.A. Mozart" organized by the Salzburg Mozarteum. In parallel to the piano Sergio Ciomei studied harpsichord (with Christophe Rousset and J.W. Jansen) and fortepiano (with Andreas Staier and Laura Alvini). From 1989 to 1994 was master-assistant to Frans Brüggen and Kees Boeke in Baroque courses held at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena.

Sergio Ciomei gives concerts worldwide, as solo piano and harpsichord player and as a member of the groups Europa Galante and Triple Concordia. He has played under the direction of Frans Brüggen, Fabio Biondi, David del Pino Klinge, J. Kantorronn and is a guest in important music venues like the Berlin Philarmonie, the Auditorium Nacional in Madrid, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris and the Theatre Universidad Santiago de Chile. Since 2001 he collaborates with Cecilia Bartoli, with whom he has performed in duo in major European venues (Théâtres des Champs Elysées in Paris, International Festival of Bad Kissinger, etc.).

Sergio Ciomei has recorded for labels New Era, Opus 111, Dynamic, Cantus, Philarmonia and EMI-Virgin. Many of his recordings with groups Triple Concordia and Europa Galante were rewarded by the most prestigious European magazines. Recently his recording of Mozart sonatas for violin and fortepiano, with Fabrizio Cipriani, was rewarded in Japan as one of the finest Mozart recordings ever made (Ontomo Guide for best chamber music).

Source: Philarmonia Websire, English translation by Aryeh Oron (June 2008)
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Aryeh Oron (June 2008)

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