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

October 12

2022

Modena – Festival Grandezze e Meraviglie
Allievi del Dipartimento di Musica Antica del Conservatorio di Vicenza
Francesco Cera conductor
“Un’Accademia Musicale per i Duchi d’Este”
works by Luzzaschi, Gesualdo, De Wert, Merulo, Marenzio

October 15

2022
Milano – Chiesa di S. Maurizio 
Francesco Cera plays the Antegnati 1554 organ and harpsichord by Restelli after C. Vater
works by Frescobaldi and Bach

December 3

2022

Lisbon (Portugal) – Sāo Vicente de Fora church
Francesco Cera plays the Joao Fontanes de Maqueira 1765 organ. works by Frescobaldi, Merula, Pasquini and Vivaldi-Bach

December 2 Masterclass on Frescobaldi 

 

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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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