Concert Program:


Concerto for 2 Violins in A minor, RV 522

Concerti Grossi Op. 6:
Concerto grosso No. 1, in D major
Concerto grosso  No. 8, in G minor ‘Fatto per la Notte di Natale’ (Christmas Concerto)

Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3

Luca Rinaldi, violin
divider-upFriday, December 9, 7:30pm
First Church of Christ Congregational, New Britain

Saturday, December 10, 7:30pm
Cyril & Methodius Church, Hartford

luca-rinaldiItalian violinist LUCA RINALDI is a winner of several important competitions: International Competition of Stresa, International Competition of Capri, European Competition of Moncalieri, a National Competition of Macerata, National Competition of Meda, National Competition of Savona, National Competition of Genoa, and others. As a soloist and violinist has performed many concerts in Italy and Germany, Switzerland, Mexico, Malta, and appeared frequently with the Florentine Chamber Orchestra, The Knights of Grosseto Orchestra, The Orchestra of the Chapel of the Cathedral of Fiesole, The Orchestra Rinaldo Franci Siena”, and others. He has studied violin at the “Cherubini Conservatory”with Maestro Giorgio Ballini. He later attended the master classes of S. Mattresses, Zanettovich R. and C. Rossi. Also devoted to chamber music Luca Rinaldi has attended courses with the Trio di Trieste at the Accademia Chigiana di Siena, and at the Music School of Fiesole obtaining scholarships and awards, including the Gengaroli Award for the best chamber music performance. Luca Rinaldi is a professor of violin at the Institute of Musical Studies R. Franci in Siena.

Rinaldi, who has since served as a faculty member of the Greve Opera Academy and Music Festival he helped create, has also previously performed as a guest artist with the CT Virtuosi Orchestra. “Last September, I was invited to play with the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra and with Adrian Sylveen. We performed the Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola. An artistic collaboration was cemented, creating a beautiful friendship.”

Rinaldi will perform as soloist for the CT Virtuosi’s performance of selections from Concerti Grossi, Op. 6, by the Italian Baroque composer Arcangelo Corelli. “Corelli is an undisputed master of the Italian musical art, and a model for most European composers [after him]. The collection of Op. 6 concerti is among the most important and popular compositions by Corelli, for the brilliance and lyricism entrusted to the violin part” Rinaldi says.

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