« Le disque entier est un régal, Schivazappa est parfaite: technique, timbre, élan, émotion, elle nous captive »


Olivier Fourés, Diapason, October 2019


« Mandolinist Anna Schivazappa, playing a selection of instruments in different tunings, justifies the proposition with neat and nimble, strongly rhythmic playing »


Anthony Burton, BBC Music Magazine, August 2019

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Fri
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    Festival Frisson Baroque

    Bussy-Saint-Martin (F)

    Pizzicar Galante
    "Dialogues Vénitiens"
    POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

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    Résidence de création

    Saint-Mandé (94), Centre CRESCO
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    I Concerti di Campagna

    Monte Compatri (Rome, Italie)
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    Les Concerts de Midi

    Eglise Saint-Michel (Luxembourg-Ville)
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    Musique à Saint-Pierre

    Temple Saint-Pierre, Paris
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    Gare au Théâtre

    Vitry-sur-Seine
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    Days of Early Music

    Bratislava (CZ)

    Duo Dialogos, "The mandolin in Vienna"

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    Festival Sinfonia en Périgord

    Périgueux (F)
BIOGRAPHY

« Une mandoline virtuose, expressive, bien phrasée, des arpèges délicieux, une justesse parfaite, un bel élan… Une musicienne complète ! » 

« Le Joueur de Luth », Société Française du Luth, 2017

EN · FR · IT 

A specialist in historical mandolins, Anna Schivazappa is rapidly gaining international recognition for her brilliant virtuosity and inventive interpretations of baroque and classical repertoire. A versatile musician, she is at ease in both early music and in contemporary works, performing on a variety of historical and modern plucked string instruments.

As a soloist and chamber musician, Anna is regularly invited to major festivals and concert seasons all over Europe and abroad, including Festival MITO SettembreMusica, Festival de Sablé, Sypert Concert Series, Les Concerts de Midi, Festival Embar(o)quement Immédiat, Italian Cultural Institute (Sydney, Hong Kong), Festival Sinfonia en Périgord, Festival Midis Minimes, Costa Rica Music Festival…

Always eager to expand her music horizons, she has collaborated as a performer and recording artist with Il Giardino Armonico (Giovanni Antonini), ensemble Pygmalion (Raphaël Pichon), ensemble Matheus (J. C. Spinosi) and the Atelier Lyrique de l’Opéra de Paris, among others, and is a founding member of duo Dialogos, together with pianist Michela Chiara Borghese.

In 2012, she founded the ensemble Pizzicar Galante, together with harpsichordist Fabio Antonio Falcone, with the aim of rediscovering the original 18th-century repertoire for mandolin and continuo. Pizzicar Galante’s two albums, released by Brilliant Classics and Arcana, have been unanimously praised by the specialized press (nomination to the International Classical Music Awards 2017, 5/5 “Diapasons”, Toccata “CD-Tipp”…).

They have also been broadcast by international radio stations, including RAI Radio 3, Spanish RTVE, France Musique and BBC.

Recent highlights include concerto performances at Festival de Sablé with Ensemble Jupiter directed by Thomas Dunford (live broadcast by France Télévisions), and the world-premiere performance of the Fandango by Giulio Castagnoli at the MiTo SettembreMusica Festival 2019.

A native of Padova, Italy, Anna Schivazappa graduated from the Conservatorio Cesare Pollini where she studied with Ugo Orlandi. In 2015, she received a master’s degree in Performance Practice of Early Music, summa cum laude, from the Université Paris-Sorbonne and the Pôle Supérieur de Paris-Boulogne. In June 2018, she has been awarded a medal from the Académie Arts Sciences et Lettres in Paris, for her contribution to the rediscovery and dissemination of the repertoire of the baroque mandolin.

Besides her concert activity, Anna is a PhD candidate at the Sorbonne and gives masterclasses, conferences and seminars in important European institutions such as the Philharmonie de Paris, the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre and the Milan Conservatory. Since 2017, she is associate musician-researcher at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, which awarded her a “bourse d’excellence” for her projects on the original mandolin repertoire.

Anna is living in Paris and performs on a Neapolitan mandolin by Antonius Vinaccia dating from 1768.

PIZZICAR GALANTE

DUO DIALOGOS

MEDIAS

VIDEOS

Scarlatti // 'Mandolin Sonatas' by Pizzicar Galante
Domenico Scarlatti

Sonata in a minor K 61

(CD Teaser)

Valentini: Mandolin sonata op. 12 n. 6 - Adagio (LIVE on Radio France)
Roberto Valentini

Mandolin sonata op. 12 n. 6

Adagio (LIVE)

Anonyme français du XVIIe siècle : La Fürstenberg (LIVE on Radio France)
Anonyme français du XVIIe siècle

La Fürstenberg

(LIVE on France Musique)

A. Vivaldi - Concerto pour mandoline en do majeur RV 425 | Anna Schivazappa & Ensemble Jupiter
Antonio Vivaldi
Mandolin concerto in C major, RV 425

Allegro – Largo – [Allegro] (LIVE at Festival de Sablé)

ALBUMS

SCARLATTI | MANDOLIN SONATAS

5/5 Diapason, Toccata “CD-Tipp”

Pizzicar Galante

Anna Schivazappa, baroque mandolin
Fabio Antonio Falcone, harpsichord
Ronald Martin Alonso, viola da gamba
Daniel de Morais, theorbo

Arcana A 115, RELEASE May 24th, 2019

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VALENTINI | COMPLETE MANDOLIN SONATAS
Works by Roberto Valentini and Pietro Giuseppe Gaetano Boni

Nominated for the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) 2017

Pizzicar Galante
Anna Schivazappa, baroque mandolin
Fabio Antonio Falcone, harpsichord
Ronald Martin Alonso, viola da gamba
Daniel de Morais, theorbo

Brilliant Classics 95257

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LIBERTÀ ! MOZART ET L’OPÉRA
Works by Mozart, Paisiello, Martín y Soler, Salieri

Ensemble Pygmalion – Raphaël Pichon

Sabine Devieilhe | Siobhan Stagg | Serena Malfi | Linard Vrielink | John Chest | Nahuel Di Pierro

Harmonia Mundi HMM 902638.39
Release August 30th, 2019

 

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