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Stefano Bagliano
Recorder player and conductor
Stefano Bagliano is one of the recorder players who are today achieving a growing appreciation at an international level. Got the diploma at the Conservatory Pollini of Padua and specialized with Frans Bruggen, Walter Van Hauwe, Kees Boeke and Pedro Memelsdorff in recorder and ancient music and with Fabrizio Dorsi in orchestral conducting, he won the first prize in several national contests. He started an intense concert activity, with the admiration of the famous international flutists Frans Bruggen and Walter Van Hauwe, performing as a soloist for vaarious prestigious festivals and organizations in USA, Canada, Japan, China, Israel, Turkey and all Europe, such as Carnegie Hall of New York, Gasteig of Munich, Moscow Conservatoire, Ishibashi Memorial Hall of Tokio, Beijing and Tianjin Conservatories, Società del Quartetto of Milan/Season in S. Maurizio, Amici della Musica of Florence, Concerts of Palazzo Venezia in Rome broadcasted by Radio RAI 3, Ljubljana International Festival, Engadiner Konzertwochen, Sounding Jerusalem Festival, Sonoro Festival of Bucarest, Auditorium Milli Resaurans of Istanbul, Los Angeles Italian Cultural Institute, Feste musicali per S. Rocco of Venice , Boston Recorder Society, Emilia Romagna International Festival, Season of the Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali of Milan, Bach Festival of Riga etc., always with a great success.

As a conductor with baroque orchestra Collegium Pro Musica he performed with the famous singers Emma Kirkby, Roberta Invernizzi and Catherine King. As a soloist with orchestra, he performed with formations such as Les Boreades of Montreal, Academia Montis Regalis, Milano Classica Chamber Orchestra, Mainzer Kammerorchester, Istanbul Chamber Orchestra, Solisti della Scala of Milan, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Macedonian Phialarmonic Orchestra, Ensemble Baroque de Nice, Orchestra Toscanini of Parma, Accademia I Filarmonici of Verona, L'Arte dell'Arco, as well as with conductors such as A. Curtis, R. Barshai, A. Nanut, G. Garbarino, F. Colusso, H. Sensoy, S. Balestracci, V. Bulakhov. In the field of chamber music with Alaria Ensemble of New York, M. Huggett, B. Van Asperen, O. Dantone, V. Ghielmi, G. Bertagnolli, H. Schellenberger, H. Bouman, C. Chiarappa, F. Guglielmo, L. Duftschmid, E. Bronzi, C. Astronio, A. Coen, R. Jaffè, Casal String Quartet, Sonatori della Gioiosa Marca, l'Astrèe.

Bagliano is the founder and the director of the ensemble Collegium Pro Musica and has made several recordings (among them more than 20 as a soloist, with works by Vivaldi, Telemann, Sammartini, Fiorenza, Bach, Marcello, Merula, Stradella, Barbella, Graupner, Fasch etc.) for the labels Brilliant, Stradivarius, Dynamic, Stradivarius, Nuova Era, Tactus, ASV Gaudeamus and Velut Luna, achieving thus enthusiastic appreciations from the european and the american critics (Early Music, Fanfare, Diapason, Amadeus, Musica, American Record Guide, Classic Heute, CD Classica, Répertoire, Scherzo, American Recorder, Fono Forum etc.). Some recordings also came out as a free CD enclosed to some of the most important italian musical magazines, such as CD Classics, Orfeo and two times to the prestigious Amadeus. The CD with the Concerti per flauto op.10 by Vivaldi (2010, Stradivarius) and the one with the complete Vivaldi's Concerti da Camera (Brilliant, 3 CDs, 2012) received several reviews with 5 stars, among them on the magazines "Amadeus" and "Musica". James Altena wrote on the American magazine Fanfare about the CD with the Vivaldi’s Chamber Concertos: “special mention should be made of recorder player Stefano Bagliano……he is as fine a virtuoso on his instrument as I’ve ever heard”.

Stefano Bagliano is the art director of the International Festival of Chamber Music “Le Vie del Barocco” of Genoa and Savona, and consultant member of other concerts series. He was a member of the jury at the Zinetti Chamber Music International Competition of Verona, at the ERTA Italia Recorder Competition of Padova, at the XX AMA Calabria Competition and at the Early Music International Competition of Nervi, Genoa.
Active in the didactic field, he taught in several musical courses and masterclasses, for various institutions, among which Summer Academy of the University of Vienna, Akademie fur Alte Musik of Bremen, F.I.M.A. Early Music Courses of Urbino, Gnessin Institute of Moscow, Hochschule of Stuttgart, BRS Boston Recorder Society, Societè Valaisanne de la flute Sion, Conservatory of Oporto (Portugal), Accademia Europea di Musica Antica of Bolzano, Conservatories of Turin, Genoa, Bari, Pescara, Campobasso and Cosenza.
He is the director of the Early Music Department and professor of recorder and baroque chamber music at the Conservatory “Pedrollo” of Vicenza. He also graduated in Law.
 
Collegium Pro Musica
Ensemble and baroque orchestra
The Collegium Pro Musica is an ensemble specialized in XVII and XVIII century music repertoire (especially italian), performed in accordance with the style of that age and using true copies of original instruments. The Collegium is composed of some of the best italian performers, all carrying out an intense concert activity as soloists with some of the most important European concert institutions, and often called for collaborating with famous baroque groups and conductors. The Collegium has performed with famous singers such as Emma Kirkby, Gemma Bertagnolli and Roberta Invernizzi and with performers such as the violinist Monica Huggett and the harpsichordist Bob Van Asperen.

Flexible in its formation, which varies from the Trio to the Baroque Orchestra in order to perform the best of XVII - XVIII century repertoire, the group has been founded in 1990 by the flautist Stefano Bagliano, who is also the artistic director. Bagliano and the Collegium Pro Musica have performed very succesfully for important festivals and concert institutions in USA, Canada, Japan, China, Israel, Turkey and all Europe, such as Gasteig of Munich, Ljubljana International Festival, Ishibashi Memorial Hall of Tokio, Sounding Jerusalem Festival, Beijing Conservatoire, Società del Quartetto of Milan - Musica e Poesia in S. Maurizio, Amici della Musica of Florence, Concerts of Palazzo Venezia in Rome broadcasted by Radio RAI 3, Italian Cultural Institute of New York and of Los Angeles, Styrian Chamber Music Festival of Graz, Festival Internacional de Mùsica Antigua de Valencia, Feste musicali per S. Rocco of Venice, Emilia Romagna International Festival, Boston Recorder Society, Theatre of Ekaterinburg, Maggio della Musica of Naples, Festivals of Bolzano, Nice, Nancy, Avignon, Murcia, Turin, Genoa, Cagliari, La Rioja, Baastad, Briancon, Aalborg, Chateauneuf du Pape, Lago d’Orta, Sospel etc.

The Collegium has undertook a recording activity, gaining important recognition from the international critics. It has recorded compact - discs for the Brilliant, Stradivarius, Dynamic, Tactus, Velut Luna and Nuova Era record companies, with Recorder Concertos, Chamber Concertos and Sonatas by A. Vivaldi, Suites, Concerts, Sonatas and Triosonatas by G.P. Telemann, Concertos and Sonatas by G. Sammartini, Concertos by Fiorenza, Sonatas by B. Marcello, Cantatas by A. Scarlatti, Sonatas by J.S.Bach, works by C.Graupner, J.F.Fasch and J.G.Graun, Canzonas and Sonatas by Merula, Instrumental music by A. Stradella, M. Bitti, A. Guerrieri. Some recordings have come out as a free CD enclosed to some of the most important italian musical magazines, such as CD Classics and two times on the prestigious Amadeus. The CD with the Concertos for recorder op.10 by Vivaldi (2010, Stradivarius) and the one with the complete Vivaldi's Chamber Concertos (Brilliant, 3 CDs, 2012) received several reviews with 5 stars, among them on the magazines "Amadeus" and "Musica". James Altena wrote on the American magazine Fanfare about the CD with the Vivaldi’s Chamber Concertos: “The nine members of Collegium Pro Musica play with polish and dexterity. Special mention should be made of recorder player Stefano Bagliano……he is as fine a virtuoso on his instrument as I’ve ever heard”.
 
Choice of Abstracts from Reviews
United States
“the performances of the Vivaldi’s Chamber Concertos are top-notch and noticeably superior to those on the Teldec set with respect to both instrumental balance and interpretations. Special mention should be made of recorder player Stefano Bagliano; he is as fine a virtuoso on his instrument as I’ve ever heard.”
Fanfare, J. Altena

France
"Collegium Pro Musica plays the card of the vitality at the same time open to the light, to the significance of the written notes, to the virtuosistic musicality of the writing. Each musician reacts with talent to these forgotten pages, breathes insolence and rigour, the soul and the nostalgia of the slowest passages. The homogeneity of the group, the dreamy ineffability of their joyful attacks directly strikes our ear.”
Répertoire, P. Demeure

England
"…Collegium Pro Musica produces vigorous performances……There is much to enjoy in their playing.”
Early Music, E. Cross

Germany
“Bagliano faces his solo part with ease and without any effort, rich in the modulation of sound and color, even when the technical challenge is high”
Klassik.com, T. Roth

Austria
"The Winds of the Collegium Pro Musica were a beautiful sight ........... under the energetic leadership of its founder and director Stephen Bagliano, first-rate soloists have acted with the meticulous unit of an organ two hands ""
Kronen Zeitung, M. Wagner

Spain
“…The Collegium Pro Musica stands out as a group whose strength allows to face challenges getting bolder ....... his performance always leaves a good feeling”
Diverdi, M.A.R.

Denmark
" ……………extraordinary the recorder in Veracini and Van Eyck……….”
Nordische Stiftstidende, T. Mortensen

Italy
“the way the Collegium Pro Musica plays staccato the frenzy of the dynamic burst is breathtaking…………in this Telemann, history becomes pure song……………………… Stefano Bagliano is capable to give to its flute voice and the registers of a “Primadonna “
CD Classica, A. Zignani

"……………Stefano Bagliano with his Collegium Pro Musica enchants us with acrobatic technical virtuosity……"
Amadeus, N. Sguben

“……really remarkable in particular the contribution of Stefano Bagliano, capable
to pull off a sound that is always full and round even in passages moved and
energetic, but sensitive and refined in the most tuneful and melancholy.”
Musica, C. Bolzan

“…… the flute of Bagliano resulted of a shining beauty………spectacular virtuosism………greatest technical and breath mastery……….”
Bresciaoggi, L. Fertonani

“……………………Bagliano shows an absolutely staggering virtuosity, with passages of a transcendental difficulty solved with the ease that only the great performers are able to have”.
Il Messaggero Veneto, S.Zolli

"…………………. performers who face the ancient repertoir with rigour, but also with fantasy. . . . no academy, but a stimulating and full of color reading, suitable to the solar music of the “Serenissima”."
La Nazione, S. Ragni

“…………Bagliano has played as soloist with his Collegium Pro Musica, showing easy virtuosity, dialoguing immediacy, beautiful development of the phrasing………”
Il Secolo XIX, E. Rosasco
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