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Enrico Gatti and the Ensemble Aurora
Violinist Enrico Gatti How close can today's period instrument ensembles come to the way musicians played during the 17th and 18th centuries? How desirable is it to do so? Enrico Gatti and the Ensemble Aurora were in Studio 4A in December, 2001, to answer these questions.
The Program
Corelli: Trio Sonata in G, Op. 2, No. 12
Corelli: Trio Sonata in E, Op. 2, No. 10
Locatelli: Violin Sonata in A, Op. 8, No. 7
Vivaldi: "Follia" Variations

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Ensemble Aurora

Master violinist Enrico Gatti is dedicated to the study of the Baroque repertoire, and founded the Ensemble Aurora in 1986. A graduate of the Geneva Conservatory and the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, he has been professor of Baroque violin at the conservatories of Toulouse, Geneva, Basel, The Hague, Siena, and Fiesole. He gives master classes throughout Europe and the U.S., and Plays with many ensembles. SInce 1997 he has been Artistic Director of the Urbino Early Music Course, and the Modena Festival Grandezze & Meraviglie della Musica Estense. Gatti plays a 1789 Laurentius Storini violin from Cremona.

Cellist Gaetano Nasillo teaches Baroque cello at the Palermo Conservatory and the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole. He records and plays with other European ensembles including COncerto Vocale, Ensemble 415, Le Concert des Nation, and Ars Antique Austria, among others. Nasillo plays a 1710 Barak Norman cello from London.

Violinist Olivia Centurioni has also played with many of the same ensembles, and since October 2000 has been assistant professor to Enrico Gatti at the Civica Scuola de Musica in Milan. Centurioni plays a 1764 Egidius Klotz violin.

Harpsichordist Guido Morini has recorded the complete works of Michelangelo Rossi and is a member of Hesperion XXI; he has performed in Italy's most prestigious halls, including La Scala in Milan, and l'Opera di Roma.