The viola da gamba course is part of the Department of Ancient Music, which also includes classes in Baroque Violin, Baroque Vocal Repertoire, Lute, Recorder, Harpsichord, and Baroque Bassoon. On the Facebook page of the Department of Early Music you will find pictures and more information about the numerous Institute projects and concerts that take place throughout the spectacular city of Venice. These collaborations between students and professors offer a remarkable and unique opportunity to develop as a young musician.
… “a first-rate artist for the sweetness of the sound, the stylistic relevance and the absolute mastery of the instrument”… Musica Magazine, 2016
Cristiano Contadin is an Italian viola da gamba player and the founder of the Opera Prima Ensemble, a chamber music group of internationally-acclaimed soloists devoted to the baroque repertoire.
Opera Prima is an ensemble created by Cristiano Contadin to give life to concerts and recordings historically informed of the Renaissance and Baroque periods.