Francesco Cerrato - violinist, composer
Francesco born in Asti in 1982. He began his study of the violin with Lee Robert Mosca at the Suzuki Talent Center in Turin and he continued his violin studies with Pavel Vernikov. He won numerous international competitions during the early phase of his concert career and now has presented more than 350 concerts in Europe, Russia, Africa, Brazil, United States, Korea and Japan. In the meantime he studied with Arturo Sacchetti musical composition.
He has worked in various artistic fields with Roger Moore, Audrey Hepburn, Al Jarreau, Carla Fracci, Reinhard Goebel, Trevor Pinnock, Mario Brunello, Fabio Vacchi, Azio Corghi, Luca Ronconi and others.
In 2008 Cerrato and his brother Stefano established the music production and recording studio RedDress based in Italy.
In 2015 he worked for MagnoliaTV and Rainbow on the production of music for leading television shows and series. In addition he collaborate with the Musical Garden Association and his arrangements and children songs are now translated in sixth languages all over Europe. In spring 2016 it released Modular Landscapes, his first experimental underscore album for the label Trax4Pro. In 2016 has signed contracts with the Hollywood based company Songs To Your Eyes Ltd., with the legendary UK major EMI - KPM and starting to compose new albums of production music for their library.
Francesco plays a David Hopf violin (Klingental, ca. 1810).
Stefano Cerrato - cellist, teacher
Stefano born in Asti in 1987. He began his study of the violoncello with Antonio Mosca at the Suzuki Talent Center in Turin and he continued his studies with David Geringas, Natalia Gutman, Enrico Dindo and Enrico Bronzi. He won numerous international competitions during the early phase of his concert career and now has presented more than 350 concerts in Europe, Russia, Africa, Brazil, United States, Korea and Japan.
He has worked in various artistic fields with Ilya Grubert, Salvatore Accardo, Ernst Reijseger, Konstantin Bogino, Vadim Sakarov, Ton Koopman, Corrado Giuffredi, Alessandro Carbonare, Dmitri Kitajenko, John Axelrod, Stéphane Denève, Carla Fracci, Roberto Bolle, Krzysztof Penderecki, Michael Daugherty and others.
He explored chamber music with his brother Francesco being part of the prizewinning Trio Caravaggio.
He works as solo first violoncello with the Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala di Milano, the Orchestra of Teatro La Fenice di Venezia and with the Orchestra Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini in Parma.
Since 2007 Stefano is teaching at the summer master classes “Estate Musicale” in Portogruaro, Accademia Musicale Amadeus in Agrate Conturbia and he is collaborating with the Associazione Culturale Suzuki in Asti. He taught during three academic years at the “Accademia Pianistica Internazionale Incontri col Maestro” in Imola.
He plays a Markneukirchen school violoncello dated XVIII century kindly offered by Mr. Sandro Proietti.
Marco Demaria - cellist, Suzuki Method teacher
Marco born in Asti in 1984. He studied the violoncello with Marco Ferrari at the Turin Conservatory and he continued to the Würzburg Hochschule (Germany) with Niklas Eppinger. He participated also to master classes by Julius Berger, Enrico Bronzi and Stefano Guarino.
He has worked with Vladimir Aschenazy, Peter Rundel, Jon Marin, Pascal Rophè, Juraj Valcuha, Mischa Maisky, Radovan Vlatkovic, François Thiollier, Salvatore Accardo, Andrea Lucchesini, Nathalie Stutzmann, Richard Bonynge, Roberta Invernizzi. He collaborated with the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI di Torino, the Orchestra Sinfonica del Gran Teatro “La Fenice” di Venezia, the Orchestra Sinfonica “Verdi” di Milano, the Orchestra “Camerata Würzburg”, the Orchestra “Sinfonica” della Valle d’Aosta.
Since 2008 to 2015 Marco taught at the "Alto Perfezionamento Musicale" in Saluzzo. He is currently a cello teacher at Istituto “L. Rocca” in Alba and Suzuki Method cello teacher at “Associazione Culturale Suzuki" in Asti.
Marco plays an Anonymous german cello (XIX century).
Daniele Ferretti - organist, pianist, composer, conductor, teacher
Daniele born in Asti in 1970. He studied with Piero Bellugi in Firenze and with Luis Bacalov at the Accademia Chigiana di Siena and at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Roma. He worked as composer and arranger for TV shows (RAI, Mediaset), feature films and for theater drama.
He is artistic director and organ teacher of the Istituto Diocesano Liturgico-Musicale in Asti.
Daniele performed as solo organ player in more than 400 concerts in Spain, Croazia, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Slovachia, Denmark, Poland and Austria.
He is music theory teacher at the Conservatory of Cosenza.
Ferretti plays a “Michele Barchi“ organ built for Armoniosa in 2014.
Michele Barchi - harpsichordist, pianist, painter
Michele born in Brescia in an eclectic artists family in 1966. He graduated in pianoforte with Maria Isabella De Carli at Milano Conservatory in 1988.
He also graduated in harpsichord as self-educated.
He collaborated as continuo and solo harpsichord player with the famous italian baroque ensemble “Il Giardino Armonico” playing in the best festivals around the world and being part of several recordings with the best labels like Teldec, RAI, Radio France Classique, Radio Svizzera, West Deutsche Rundfunk, ORF Austria.
Claudio Abbado wanted Michele as soloist and continuo in Luzern Festival in 2003. He was in Salzburg with Riccardo Muti in 2007 and collaborated also with the “Ensemble 415” directed by Chiara Banchini.
Since when he was young he started to design, build and decorate his own instruments. Michele is now an appreciated builder and painter of several keyboard instruments.
Barchi plays an harpsichord “Giusti” model built by Paolo Biordi and restored and decorated by himself.