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Sara Bennici
Urbino Giovani - cello


Sara Bennici graduated in cello at the Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini in Florence under the guidance of Franco Rossi and in baroque cello, with top marks and honours, at the Conservatorio Guido Cantelli in Novara. 

After collaborating with some of Italy's leading orchestral institutions (Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra della Toscana, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale RAI, Opera di Roma) and delving into the contemporary repertoire (recording among others Daniele Lombardi's Faustimmung as soloist) since 2000, he has devoted himself mainly to music on original instruments and baroque performance practice. Her meeting with Gaetano Nasillo marked the start of a long journey of rediscovery and appreciation of the cello repertoire from the late 17th to the entire 18th century. Sara bennici and Gaetano Nasillohave to their credit many concerts in duo, trio, quintet and as basso continuo section of the Zefiro Baroque Orchestra. They have also recorded 5 CDs dedicated to the history of the cello repertoire in Italy, widely recognised by international critics: Sonatas op.1 by Salvatore Lanzetti (Amadeus Prize of the Year 2006), Sonatas by Antonio Caldara (2010), In viaggio verso Breslavia, Sonatas by Carlo Graziani (2011), Nel Giardino di Partenope, Sonatas from the Neapolitan school (2015), In the shadow of Vivaldi- Venetian cello Sonatas (2019).

Sara Bennici regularly collaborates, also as first cello, with renowned specialised groups such as Ensemble Zefiro (with whom she has been collaborating since 2003), I Barocchisti, Ensemble Aurora, Accordone, Ensemble 415, Concerto Romano, Concerto Madrigalesco, Accademia degli invaghiti, Concerto Soave and others, with whom she participates in major festivals and seasons throughout Europe.

Very active from a very young age on the teaching side, she has taught cello at the Civica Scuola di Musica in Bresso (MI) and currently at the Scuola di Musica Dedalo in Novara, participating in important inclusion projects according to the principles of the Venezuelan Educational System of Youth Orchestras.

In 2013 he founded, together with Ludovica Scoppola, Urbino Musica Giovani, the first course in Italy of early music created to bring young people closer to the principles of historically informed performance practice. 

She has recorded about 20 CDs for Zig Zag Territoires, Ambroisie, Sony, DeutscheHarmonia Mundi and Arcana,and has been a guest on several live RAI radio programmes such as Piazza Verdi, La Stanza della Musica, I Concerti del Quirinale and onRadio France for Le MatinduMusicien.

She plays a Barak Norman cello from around 1710.

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