His 2016 recording of Corrette’s “Les délices de la solitude” (Opera Prima) was praised by Fanfare Magazine as “spirited, elegant, and warm”. With the early music group Il Suonar Parlante, his recording “Full of Color” won such prestigious awards as the Diapason d’Or, Choc du Monde de la Musique, and Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik.
With the Quartetto Italiano di Viole da Gamba, Il Suonar Parlante, and as a soloist, he aims to cultivate a repertoire that embraces ancient as well as modern viol consort music. He has performed works by contemporary composers and jazz artists such as Kenny Wheeler, Uri Caine, Don Byron, Ernst Reijseger, Vanni Moretto, Markus Stockhausen, Francesco Hoch, Henry Bartholomée, and Lucio Garau, and performed in the Italian premiere of George Benjamin’s “Written on Skin” with the Orchestra Haydn of Bolzano. In February 2016, Mr Contadin was invited to play for the funeral ceremony of Umberto Eco in Milan.
In addition to his activities as a performer, Mr. Contadin wrote the Italian translation of “The Early History of the Viol” by Ian Woodfield, published by EDT – Turin.