Organist & Harpsichordist
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 players. His 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
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
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
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
Bolzano/Bozen – Antiqua Festival
“Frescobaldi and Bach”
Francesco Cera – harpsichord
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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)
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
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
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...
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...
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...
The Arcana label releases the CD “Francesco Rasi – La Cetra di sette corde”. A world premiere for several splendid works composed by Francesco Rasi and featured by Francesco Cera, together with tenor Riccardo Pisani and the Ensemble Arte Musica. A virtuoso...
‘Il Sole 24 Ore’ has published the book "Musica a specchio" edited by Carla Moreni. Ten extraordinary interpreters of our time tell us about one elective composer each. Alongside the testimonies of Maurizio Pollini, Antonio Pappano, Salvatore Accardo, and...