Guest Artist Masterclasses


Guest Artist Masterclasses

Tafelmusik’s series of public masterclasses for advanced students and professional players continues this season with classes in trumpet, voice, violin and harpsichord. Vocalists and experienced  players of period instruments will have the opportunity to work with our guest artists in public masterclasses and to see them in performance. 
David Blackadder (UK) Trumpet Sat, November 24 2—4 PM
Roberta Invernizzi (Italy) Voice Sun, January 13 2—4 PM
Enrico Onofri (Italy) Violin Sat, February 9 2—4:45 PM
Stefano Demichelli (Italy) Harpsichord Sat February 23 2—4 PM
See below  for details, bios of guest artists and application deadlines. 
Participant fee: $50 (includes masterclass and concert ticket).

Space in each class is limited - please apply early.

Tafelmusik may be able to assist in finding accommodation for out-of-town participants.
Entrance for auditors is free. Donations are much appreciated from those who are able to support this valuable artist training program. 
[Suggested donation: $10 per class].
All masterclasses are held at Jeanne Lamon Hall,
Trinity-St. Paul’s Center, 427 Bloor St. West, Toronto, ON.
Contact Laëtitia Lancellotta at
or (416) 964-9562 x241 for more information.
Enrico Onofri, violin
Application deadline: December 7, 2018
2-4:45 pm                  Masterclass
                                          Italian repertoire for violin, from Castello to Veracini
8 pm                                 Concert: The Tempestuous Violin
                                          Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
                                          Enrico Onofri, guest director & violinist
The Tempestuous Violin
Girolamo Kapsberger                          Sinfonia Ottava & Settima
Giovanni Gabrieli                                 Sonata for three violins & continuo
Samuel Scheidt                                    Die VII Symphonie aus dem D
Dario Castello                                       Sonata XV a quattro
G. Gabrieli                                             Canzon Duodecimi Toni
S. Scheidt                                              Battalia
D. Castello                                             Sonata XVI a quattro
Giovanni Legrenzi                                Sonata for 4 violins & continuo
Arcangelo Corelli                                 Concerto grosso in D Major, op. 6, no. 7                       
Matthew Locke                                    Music for The Tempest
Antonio Vivaldi                                    Concerto in A minor for 2 violins, op.3 no.8  (Enrico Onofri & Elisa Citterio, soloists)
Arcangelo Corelli                                 Concerto grosso in D Major, op. 6, no. 4
Enrico Onofri was born in Ravenna, Italy. His career began with an invitation from Jordi Savall to be the concertmaster of La Capella Real, and he soon found himself working with groups such as Concentus Musicus Vienna, Ensemble Mosaïques, Concerto Italiano, and Il Giardino Armonico. fFrom 2004–2013 he was the principal conductor of Divino Sospiro in Lisbon, and since 2006 he has been principal guest conductor of Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla. He is regularly invited to conduct orchestras such as Camerata Bern, Festival Strings Lucerne, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Bochumer Symphoniker, Kammerorchester Basel, Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Cipango Consort Tokyo, Real Orquesta de Sevilla, Orchestre de Clermont Ferrand, Orchestre de l’Opéra de Lyon, Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia, and Orchestra Metropolitana Lisbon, among others. He founded the chamber group Imaginarium Ensemble to perform Italian baroque repertoire. His many recordingshave been awarded prestigious international prizes, and his concerts have been broadcast by European, American, Asian and Australian networks. Enrico Onofri has been professor of baroque violin at the conservatory in Palermo since 1999. He has been invited to give master classes throughout Europe, US, Canada, and Japan, and he has been tutor and invited conductor with the European Union Baroque Orchestra.
Stefano Demicheli, harpsichord
Application deadline: December 14, 2018
2–4 pm                   Masterclass
8 pm                        Concert: Tales of Two Cities – The Leipzig-Damascus Coffee House
                                 Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
                                 Directed by Elisa Citterio / Stefano Demicheli harpsichord continuo
Tales of Two Cities
Music by Telemann, Monteverdi, Lully, Handel, Torelli, and Bach is paired with traditional Arabic music played by Trio Arabica in a narrated program that explores the historical and cultural links between Leipzig and Damascus in the 18th century.
Maryem Tollar voice & qanun
Naghmeh Farahmand percussion
Demetri Petsalakis oud
Alon Nashman narrator
Marshall Pynkoski stage director
Created & scripted by Alison Mackay
Masterclass at Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre: Jeanne Lamon Hall
Concert at Koerner Hall
Stefano Demicheli graduated from the conservatory in his native Turin in organ, harpsichord, and composition. Further studies took him to Lugano, Switzerland, the Schola Cantorum in Basel, and the Hochscule für Musik in Cologne and Munich. He has performed as continuo player and soloist with ensembles across Europe, and worked as assistant to Ottavio Dantone and René Jacobs in numerous opera theatres. Stefano is founding director of the award-winning ensemble Dolce & Tempesta. He is also Music Director of Talenti Vulcanici, a baroque orchestra supported by the Pietà dei Turchini in Naples and comprised of gifted young artists from around Europe. A passionate teacher, Stefano teaches harpsichord, continuo, and chamber music at the Corsi di Musica Antica in Urbino.
David Blackadder, trumpet
Application deadline: October 1, 2018


2–4 pm                         Masterclass*

8 pm                            Concert: Sound the Trumpet
                                     Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
                                     David Blackadder, trumpet soloist
                                     Directed by Elisa Citterio<
*Priority will be given to players of period trumpet. If space allows, class spots will be made available for players of modern trumpet.
Sound the Trumpet
J-B. Lully fils                                  Concert donné au souper du Roi
P. Locatelli                                     Concerto grosso in F Minor, op. 1, no. 8 “Christmas Concerto”
G.P. Telemann                              Concerto for 2 violas in G Major, TWV 52:G3
J.F. Fasch                                       Concerto for trumpet in D Major (David Blackadder, soloist)
M. Corrette                                   Symphonie de Noëls no. 1 in D Minor  
C. Avison                                       Concerto no. 5 in D Minor after Domenico Scarlatti
J.S. Bach                                         Brandenburg Concerto no. 2

David Blackadder performs as principal trumpet with English Baroque Soloists and Orchestre Revolutionaire et Romantique, Academy of Ancient Music, and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. He is renowned as a soloist, having performed and recorded many of the great trumpet masterpieces with conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Roger Norrington, Franz Brüggen, Vladimir Jurowski, and Stephen Cleobury. In 1993 he formed the groundbreaking group Blackadder Brass, which quickly became the resident educational ensemble at Symphony Hall in Birmingham, playing to over 40,000 children there in its first three years and going on to perform at major venues throughout the UK. David’s most recent projects include the formation of a new and unique group, “The London Trumpet Choir,” which plays choral music in four parts on SATB trumpets. He is a professor of natural trumpet at both Birmingham Conservatoire and the Royal Northern College of Music and is also Head of Brass at Rugby School.

Roberta Invernizzi, voice
Application deadline: November 15, 2018


2–4 pm                       Masterclass: Voice
                               Italian arias (from Monteverdi to Handel)
January 10–12 (participants can choose concert date)
8 pm                         Concert: The Harlequin Salon
                                  Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
                                  Roberta Invernizzi, soloist
                                  Directed by Elisa Citterio
The Harlequin Salon
F. Gasparini                               Overture to L’oracolo del Fato                                                           
A. Vivaldi                                    Sonata for violin & continuo in C Minor, RV 6
A. Vivaldi                                   Sonata for 2 violins in G Major, RV 71
N. Porpora                                Aria “Son prigioniera d’amore” from Poro
L. Vinci                                       Aria “Non ti minaccio sdegno” from Catone in Utica
G.B. Pergolesi                           Overture to Adriano in Siria
L. Vinci                                       Overture to Partenope: complete
G. Bononcini                             Sonata prima for cello & continuo in A Minor
N. Porpora                                Aria “Alto Giove” from Polifeno
G.B. Pergolesi                           Aria  “Lieto cosi’ talvolta” from Adriano in Siria
Roberta Invernizzis oprano (as Faustina Bordoni)
Dino Gonçalves actor (as Arlequino)
Marco Cera artist (as Ghezzi)
Guillaume Bernardi stage director
Created & scripted by Marco Cera

Born in Milan, Roberta Invernizzi is one of the most sought after soloists in the field of baroque and classical repertoire with an international recognition. Appearances on the opera stage include La Scala di Milano, La Fenice (Venice), Teatro San Carlo (Naples), Opéra Royale de Versailles, and Théâtre des Champs Elysées. Concert appearances include Vienna’s Musikverein and Konzerthaus, the Salzburg Festival, and performances with major orchestras on both modern and period instruments. Conductors with whom she has worked include Harnoncourt, Abbado, Bolton, Biondi, Dantone, Koopman, Leonhardt, and Savall. Roberta Invernizzi’svast discography counts over 100 recordings and numerous international awards. Recent recordings on the Glossa label include Italian CantatasQueens, a Vivaldi AlbumFaustina Bordoni, and La Bella più Bella.