La Vaghezza

Mayah Kadish, 1st & 2nd violin
Mayah Kadish was born in Rome and grew up in London. At university she studied philosophy at King’s College London, working for several years as a translator. She obtained her Master's degree as a violinist from London's Royal Academy of Music and studied the baroque violin with Enrico Onofri in Sicily.

Mayah plays internationally mainly with baroque and contemporary repertoire, equally at home in both worlds. She has played as soloist and chamber musician in halls such as the Barbican, Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall, LSO St Luke's, Lisbon's Centro Culturel de Belem, Paris Philharmonie and the Köln Philharmonie amongst others. She is principle violinist of the Berlin-based genre-fluid contemporary ensemble  s t a r g a z e  directed by André de Ridder,  principle violinist of London-based contemporary group Ensemble x.y, and has worked as soloist and Concertmaster with the European Union Baroque Orchestra and concertmaster with Orchestra Controcorrente. She writes music and often works collaboratively on making new music.

Mayah has worked extensively with groups such as the Pomo d'Oro, London Contemporary Orchestra, London Contemporary Orchestra Soloists, London Sinfonietta, Holland Baroque Society, and worked as guest concertmaster with Oxford Baroque and Contro Corrente Orchestra. She has worked alongside artists such as Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Reinhard Goebel, Giovanni Sollima, Amandine Bayer, Enrico Onofri, Alina Ibramigova, Rachel Podger.

Ignacio Ramal, 1st & 2nd violin
Ignacio is a violinist specialised in historically informed performance. He received a Masters Degree in Musicology and Early Music Performance in Barcelona with professor Manfredo Kraemer, also receiving advice from professors like Emilio Moreno, Pedro Memelsdorff or Andrew Ackerman. He later continues his training as a pupil of Enrico Onofri in the Conservatorio Superiore di Palermo. As a string quartet player he received also training from the Cuarteto Quiroga, and became a student in the European Chamber Music Academy, making his debut in the Palau de la Música Catalana within the “Primer Palau” season.

He has repeatedly been invited as guest conductor to the Camerata de Murcia, and has been concertmaster and soloist on several occasions in the youth orchestra of the Academia Montis Regalis and in the ESMuC baroque orchestra, as well as to the Orquestra Barroca Catalana. Being concertmaster of Camerata Antonio Soler, he has recorded, among several other works from the iberian classical era, the Sinfonia Concertante nr. 3 for two violins by Gaetano Brunetti (Lindoro) as a soloist along with violinist Lina Tur. He collaborates regularly with groups such as Le Concert des Nations (Jordi Savall), La Real Cámara (Emilio Moreno) or L’Estro d’Orfeo (Leonor de Lera); and has collaborated with Pulcinella Ensemble, Academia Montis Regalis, Orquestra Barroca Catalana, La Spagna, L'Arcàdia, La Madrileña or Dichos Diabolos. Furthermore, he has been invited as musical coach to the Universidad de Murcia and to the Florida International University. He is founder member of the ensemble The Ministers of Pastime.

Anastasia Baraviera, cello
Anastasia Baraviera is of Russian-Argentinian heritage. She began studying the cello at eleven years old with her father, Claudio Baraviera. In 2000 she started her studies at the Manuel Castillo Conservatory in Seville (Spain) and was a member of the Andalusian Youth Orchestra as well as the Barenboim-Said Academy. She moved to Paris in 2005 where she received her BA, and where between 2012 and 2016 she studied the Baroque cello with David Simpson at the CRR. In 2013 she began her ongoing concert and recording work with the Seville Baroque Orchestra, where she has worked with many of the great artists of the international Baroque music scene such as Enrico Onofri, Giuliano Carmignola, Manfredo Kraemer, Riccardo Minasi, Amandine Beyer, Diego Fasolis. She has collaborated with ensembles such as Le Concert des Nations (Jordi Savall), L’Académie Baroque d’Ambronay 2015 (directed by Enrico Onofri), Concerto Madrigalesco (Luca Guglielmi), Les Arts Florissants (William Christie), Il Pomo d’oro (Maxime Emelyanychev), Les Nouveaux Caractères, ARMA Barokopera, Talenti Vulcanici. With these various orchestral and chamber music groups Anastasia has performed across Spain, Italy, Germany, the UK, Holland, Belgium, Austria, Portugal and Slovenia. In 2017 she became a member of the Exupéry Quartet, which focuses on music from the 20th Century.

Gianluca Geremia, theorbo
Geremia Gianluca, lute/theorbo. He started studying lute with Massimo Lonardi at the SMAV (Scuola di Musica Antica di Venezia). He graduated from the “Benedetto Marcello Conservatoire” of Venice with full marks and honours, having studied the renaissance Lute and theorbo under Tiziano Bagnati . He studied composition with Riccardo Vaglini as well as composition and rennaisance counterpoint with Marco Gemmani.

He has worked with various ensembles and orchestras including: "Modo Antiquo", "Il Pomo d'Oro", "Les Musiciens du Louvre", "Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia",  "Orchestra del teatro La Fenice", “Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale Rai”, "Mare Nostrum", "I solisti della Cappella Marciana", "Venice Baroque Orchestra".

Marco Crosetto, harpsichord
Harpsichordist Marco Crosetto studied in his hometown at the Conservatory of Turin, with Claudio Voghera and Ilaria Schettini as pianist, with Silvana Di Lotti and Alessandro Ruo Rui as composer, and with Giorgio Tabacco as harpsichordist. In 2012, he went to Barcelona's ESMUC as an Erasmus student to study with Béatrice Martin. He also studied in Paris at the CRR with Noëlle Spieth and Stéphane Fuget as part of the Chef de Chant for baroque opera course. In 2011 he completed his BA in History with a dissertation in the history of music. As a soloist and chamber musician he has given piano and harpsichord performances in such distinguished places as Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Austria and Sweden. As a continuo player he has collaborated with the Accademia Montis Regalis of Mondovi, the “De Sono” Association, Le Coin du Roi in Milan and the Talenti Vulcanici in Naples under the direction of Stefano Demicheli. In 2015 amd 2019 he won the third prize at the Paola Bernardi harpsichord competition in Bologna and in 2018 he was semifinalist in the Bruges Competition for Hapsichord. He is an accompanist in the conservatories of Torino and Novara. He has recently released an album of Mandolin and Fortepiano sonatas entitled Beethoven and his Contemporaries with Mandolinist Raffaele La Ragione on the Arcana Label.

‘Extraordinaty talents and energies’
Enrico Onofri
‘From the first notes, the quality of La Vaghezza’s playing was remarkable[…] A tightly woven ensemble that gave an engaged and stirring performance [...] La Vaghezza seduced us with the quality and the élan of their interpretation’

‘They are unconventional and truly new. I can never quite relax when they play because I am surprised again and again - they question my positions and  my securities, and rightly so. These young people are the window into our future and we can only learn from them’ Alessandro De Marchi, conductor and director of the Innsbruck Festival

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