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May 7, 2015

Tafelmusik Announces Guest Director and Violin Soloist Elisa Citterio for Baroque Masters concerts November 5 to 8, 2015

"Elisa Citterio ... tackled the endlessly unfolding, seemingly unstoppable invention of Uccellini's Bergamasca with infectious enthusiasm."  — The Scotsman

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Toronto (Canada), May 6, 2015 … Italian violinist Elisa Citterio makes her Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra debut as guest director and soloist for Baroque Masters, November 5 to 8, 2015 at Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall.  
Baroque Masters explores the music from the salons, palaces, churches, and drawing rooms of 18th-century Europe. The programme includes a Corelli Concerto Grosso, Fasch Orchestral Suite in D Minor, J.S. Bach Concerto for violin in A Minor BWV 1041, Locatelli Concerto "Il Pianto d'Arianna,” and Vivaldi Concerto for two violins and two oboes in F Major. 
Elisa Citterio completed her musical studies at the Conservatory L. Marenzio in Brescia and obtained her diploma in violin and viola with top marks and an honorable mention. Under the guidance of a number of international teachers, she furthered her studies in baroque violin.
Citterio’s artistic life is divided between orchestral activity and chamber music: she was  concertmaster and soloist for the orchestra of the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala, and has performed in the most important theatres and concert halls in Northern Italy. Her chamber music activity includes appearances with such prestigious ensembles as Dolce & Tempesta, Europa Galante, Accademia Bizantina, Accordone, Zefiro, La Venexiana, La Risonanza, and Ensemble 415. In addition to her role as first violin and director of the Ensemble Brixia Musicalis and chamber music performances with harpsichordist Stefano Demicheli, Citterio has taken part in a large number of tours and recordings. Since 2004, Elisa Citterio has been a member of the Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.