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Luca Oberti (Harpsichord)

Born: November 24, 1982 - Bergamo, Italy

The Italian harpsicordist and fortepianist, Luca Oberti, studied at the Conservatorio di Musica "G.Verdi" in Milan, Italy. He studied with Emilia Fadini, Christophe Rousset and Pierre Hantaï and has won prestigious awards such as the Diploma of Merit (Diploma di Merito) from the Chigiana Academy in Siena, and the National Prize for Art (Premio Nazionale delle Arti) from the Italian Ministry of Culture.

Luca Oberti, described by the press as “one of the finest harpsichord talents in Europe” is one of the most highly acclaimed young musicians of today, both in the world of solo and chamber music and in the opera house. He is considered a specialist in Mozartian and classical repertoire. He began a thriving concert career at a very young age, performing regularly with orchestras and soloists such as Les Musiciens du Louvre (Director: Marc Minkowski; since October 2013), Les Talens Lyriques (Director: Christophe Rousset), Il Pomo d’oro, Les Ambassadeurs and Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, Enrico Onofri, Stefano Montanari, Amandine Beyer, Véronique Gens, and Max Emanuel Cenčić, in the most important concert halls of Europe including Konzerthaus Wien, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Konzerthaus Berlin and Mozarteum Salzburg, among others.

As a harpsichordist, fortepianist and assistant conductor, Luca Oberti has worked on many opera productions in theatres such as Gluck's Iphigénie en Aulide and Iphigénie en Tauride at La Monnaie, Brussels (October-December 2009), Rameau's Castor et Pollux at Theater an der Wien (December 2010-January 2011), Cavalli's La Calisto at Théatre des Champs­ Elysées, Paris (March-April 2010), all under Christophe Rousset; George Frideric Handel's Semele at Beijing Poly Theatre, Blow's Venus and Adonis, Purcell's Dido and Aeneas at Innsbruck Festival, G.F. Handel's Teseo at Oper Frankfurt, W.A. Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito and Don Giovanni at La Monnaie, Brussels, as well as Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice under Marc Minkowski; Théatre du Capitole, Toulouse, and Opéra de Lausanne, under such conductors as Marc Minkowski, Christophe Rousset and Ludovic Morlot.

His first solo CD, devoted to the harpsichord works of L. Marchand and LN Clérambault, published by Stradivarius in September 2015, is gaining unanimous acclaim of both audiences and critics. Luca Oberti also recorded for Naïve, Glossa and Enchiriadis, as well as for the main European television and radio stations (BBC, ORF, RAI, Mezzo, Arte, among others).

In 2014, Luca Oberti founded the Xarabande ensemble in Milan. The group specialises in Italian Baroque repertoire and classical chamber repertoire, especially highlighting its dramatic and theatrical characteristics. Xarabande is the result of long-term research into finding new forms of communication with an audience and redefining the role of live music for the 21st century.

The next few months will see Luca Oberti involved in W.A. Mozart’s Don Giovanni at La Monnaie in Brussels (Ludovic Morlot), Rameau's Castor et Pollux at the Theatre du Capitol at Toulouse (Christophe Rousset) and in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Theater an der Wien (Marc Minkowski), as well as a complete performance of J.S. Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier in Rome. He married Natascia Pane on December 21, 2013, and currently lives in Milan, Italy.

Source: Luca Oberti Website & Facebook profile
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (December 2017)

Luca Oberti: Short Biography | Recordings of Instrumental Works

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Mark Minkowski


[V-4] (2014):BWV 245

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