Organist & Harpsichordist

Francesco

Cera

 

 

The Italian harpsichordist, organist and conductor Francesco Cera, is internationally recognized for his performances of 17th and 18th century keyboard music, and a leading specialist of Frescobaldi’s keyboard works, as well as director of vocal music

Francesco Cera is one of Italy’s most prominent keyboard playersHis playing is superb. He has a good feeling for the refinement and elegance of d’Anglebert’s music.

Music Web International, April 2016 Recording of the month

 

Cera s’attache aux tourments intérieurs…il privilége la profondeur, avec un art achevé de la construction.

Vincent Genvrin – Diapason, February 2020. 5 Diapasons

 

Bis in die virtuosesten Tastenwendungen hinein spielt Cera das Gesangliche, Atmende, auch das Rezitatorische heraus.

 

Friedrich Sprondel – Fono Forum, February 2020

 

Next concerts

June 21

2022

Saint Guilhem-le-Désert (F Hérault) – Église abbatiale
“Frescobaldi et la France”
Francesco Cera plays the J.P.Cavaillé 1789 organ
works of Girolamo Frescobaldi, Johann Jakob Froberger, François Roberday, Louis Couperin

July 13

2022

Alkmaar (NL) – Sint Laurenskerk
Francesco Cera plays the Van Covelens 1511 organ and the Hagerbeer-Schnitger organ 1646-1725
works of Giulio Segni, Claudio Merulo, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Johann Sebastian Bach

July 14

2022

Middelburg (NL) – Oostkerk
Francesco Cera plays the De Rijckere 1782 organ
works of Bernardo Pasquini, Domenico Zipoli, Alessandro Scarlatti, Louis-Nicolas Clerambault, Johann Sebastian Bach

August 10

2022

Bolzano/Bozen – Antiqua Festival
“Frescobaldi and Bach”
Francesco Cera – harpsichord

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Recordings

GIROLAMO FRESCOBALDI

TOCCATE - CAPRICCI - FIORI MUSICALI

FRANCESCO CERA harpsichord & organ

harpsichords: Graziano Bandini after Albana 1584 and anon. Naples 17th century, Daniele Giani after anon. 1550 c., Roberto Livi after Trasuntino 1531 & Guarracino 1650 ca.

organs: Ennio Bonifazi 1638, Giovanni Cipri 1564, Daniele Giani 2015 after Antegnati, Giovanni Guglielmi 1612

ENSEMBLE ARTE MUSICA, Riccardo Pisani tenor

ARCANA (7-CD box)

FRANCESCO RASI

LA CETRA DI SETTE CORDE

RICCARDO PISANI tenor

ENSEMBLE ARTE MUSICA

Chiara Granata harp, Giovanni Bellini theorbo & guitar, Silvia de Maria viola da gamba & lirone

FRANCESCO CERA harpsichord & conductor

ARCANA

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

FRENCH SUITES Italian Concerto - Fantasia and Fugue in A minor

FRANCESCO CERA harpsichord (Roberto Livi 2006, after Vincent Tibaut 1691)

ARTS (2 CD)

Super Audio CD

SCARLATTI AND THE NEAPOLITAN SONG

Sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti alternated with Neapolitan songs by anonymous, Pergolesi, Vinci

LETIZIA CALANDRA soprano

FRANCESCO CERA harpsichord

with Michele Pasotti baroque guitar

BRILLIANT CLASSICS

News

A Music Academy for the Dukes of Este

A Music Academy for the Dukes of Este

          A Music Academy for the Dukes of Este   Concert held on 25 May 2022 in the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza by the students of the Early Music Department of the Conservatorio “A.Pedrollo” in Vicenza directed by Francesco...

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Rediscovering Francesco Rasi’s Compositions

The solo singing and its great potential ramifications, that developed for centuries to come, have been one of the most brilliant and revolutionary inventions that occurred in Italy within art and music. Francesco Rasi was mainly known for having sung in the...

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Masterclasses a Middelburg

On August 28th, in the ancient city of Middelburg (The Netherlands), Francesco Cera will give a one-day masterclass on Girolamo Frescobaldi's organ and harpsichord works. Classes will be held in the Augustinus kerk on the historic Duyschot-Müller organ...

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