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 privilège 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

July 9

2021

Firenze – Church of S. Felicita, Florence Baroque Festival
Francesco Cera harpsichord
J.S.Bach, choice from Wohltemperierte Klavier vol. I

August 27

2021

Middelburg (NL) – Sint-Augustinuskerk
Francesco Cera plays the 1706 Duyschot organ and harpsichord after Boni

August 31

2021

Utrecht (The Netherlands) – Festival Oude Muziek
Harpsichord recital by Francesco Cera
works by Girolamo 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)

SIGISMONDO D’INDIA

MUSICHE A UNA E DUE VOCI

ENSEMBLE ARTE MUSICA

Damiana Pinti & Lucia Napoli sopranos, Andrès Montilla Acurero & Riccardo Pisani tenors, Silvia de Maria viola da gamba & lirone, Francesco Tomasi theorbo

FRANCESCO CERA harpsichord & conductor

BRILLIANT CLASSICS

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

Masterclass in 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 (1707-1745),...

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