Teodoro Baù Viola da Gamba
Born in 1992, Teodoro began learning the viola da gamba at a young age with Claudia Pasetto at the Castelfranco Veneto Conservatory. He graduated with the highest honours and a special prize in Verona Conservatory in 2012, with Alberto Rasi. He also studied renaissance lute for eight years with Massimo Lonardi in Venice. In June 2015 he completed his master studies at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis with distinction, studying with Paolo Pandolfo. Teodoro has also attended several viola da gamba masterclasses with Roberto Gini and Vittorio Ghielmi.
In July 2015 he was awarded the first prize at the 6. Bach-Abel Wettbewerb in Köthen. He was also a finalist at the 7. Internationaler Telemann Wettbewerb in Magdeburg (2015) and at the international competition “Musica Antiqua” in Bruges (2014). Among other prizes he was awarded are: the Italian “Premio Nazionale delle Arti” (2010) as a soloist of ancient instruments, the second prize in “IV Concorso internazionale di viola da gamba Principe Federico Maria Ruspoli” (2012) in Vignanello (Rome), the first prize at the chamber music competition “Maurizio Pratola” (2012) in L’Aquila and the “Romanus Weichlein Preis” with the ensemble “Le Girandole Armoniche” at the International Biber Wettbewerb 2013 in Sankt Florian (Austria).
Teodoro has several recordings to his credit, with Alpha – Outhere, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, Decca and Naxos. He collaborated with Cecilia Bartoli, Diego Fasolis, Leonardo Garcia Alarcon and Cappella Mediterranea, Amandine Beyer and Gli Incogniti, Giuliano Carmignola, Duo “Les Voix Humaines” (Margaret Little and Susie Napper), Alexis Kossenko and Vivabiancaluna Biffi.
Teodoro was awarded the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship for the academic years 2013-2014 and 2014-2015.