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Enrico Gatti
violin & orchestra


The course is aimed at those who are already equipped with a bow and an historical istrument and have some experience in the field.

  • Fundamentals of posture, sound emission, use of the bow and left hand in the 16th-19th centuries. 

  • Imitation of the human voice as the art of violin playing, in all its technical and musical aspects: pronunciation, articulation and phrasing.  

  • Fundamentals of historical intonation and the art of diminution and ornamentation.

In the event that the number of applications exceeds the number of places available, a selection will be made by means of a 15-minute video that must contain excerpts from two works of contrasting styles. The video must be sent to


The choice is completely free among the entire European repertoire from the second half of the 16th to the first half of the 19th century.


A pupil of Chiara Banchini and Sigiswald Kuijken, he has performed throughout Europe, Canada, the U.S.A., South America, Russia, Japan, Korea and Australia, collaborating with La Petite Bande, the Ensemble 415, Concerto Palatino, Hesperion XX, La Real Cámara, as first violin in Les Arts Florissants, Les Talens Lyriques, Taverner Players, The King's Consort, Bach Collegium Japan, Ricercar Consort, Ensemble Accordone, Accademia W. Hermans, Concerto Köln, ARTEK (New York), De Nederlandse Bachvereniging and 'Les Muffatti' (Brussels), with conductors such as Gustav Leonhardt and Ton Koopman. He conducts the ensemble 'Aurora', which he founded in Italy in 1986. He has made numerous recordings on record and radio, which have often been praised by specialist critics and have earned him, among others, the 'Antonio Vivaldi' International Disc Prize (1993 and 1998), the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik and several times the 'Diapason d'or'. 

Enrico Gatti is a professor at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and holds the chair of baroque violin at the Conservatorio 'G.B. Martini' in Bologna. His collaboration as a teacher has been requested by numerous institutes all over the world. He is engaged in a constant research activity for the rediscovery and enhancement of the Italian musical heritage, and is a member of the scientific commission for the national edition of Alessandro Stradella's opera omnia. He has been a member of the jury of important early music competitions and was artistic director of the Urbino International Courses from 1997 to 2005. In 2010 and 2017, he was president of the jury of the Bonporti Prize in Rovereto. Enrico Gatti is an honorary citizen of Fusignano, the birthplace of Arcangelo Corelli, and was chairman of the Scientific Committee that organised the international congress of studies 'Arcomelo 2013', which in November 2013 celebrated the tricentenary of the death of the Fusignano musician. For the occasion, he unearthed 12 unpublished sonatas by Corelli.

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