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Marco Mencoboni

Marco Mencoboni, harpsichordist and organist, was born in 1961 in Macerata. He studied with Umberto Pineschi, Ton Koopman, Jesper Christensen and Gustav Leonhardt. At the Conservatory of Lecce he obtained a high diploma in Renaissance Vocality with honours under the guidance of Diego Fratelli. For years he dedicated himself to the rediscovery of the ancient musical repertoire of the Marches. Since 1999 he has created and directed the Cantar Lontano Festival in order to rediscover the ancient vocal technique of Cantar Lontano. Some of his stories have been published by the FMR magazine. He founded and directs the label E lucevan le Stelle Records.

He regularly performs at major music festivals, including Ambronay, Utrecht, Antwerp, Pontoise, Lisbon, Sferisterio Opera Festival, Rossini Opera Festival, to name but a few.

The Metropolitan Museum in New York uses his recordings for the soundtrack of some exhibition halls. In 2010 he made the world premiere at the Harbour of Ancona a spectacular concert where from the top of a crane he directed the horns of seven boats moored in the various docks of the port, combining their notes, tuned with the notes of the Guidonian hand, with the voices of singers also arranged on different cranes.

Since 2013 he has been a teacher at the Accademia Rossiniana of Alberto Zedda at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro.

For Utrecht’s Early Music Festival he is making a series of video tutorials on the peculiarities of ancient music.

Since 2017 he has been in charge of the Monteverdi project for the Teatru Manoel of Malta.

January 2019

Toccami L’Anima – Music by Frescobaldi, Bach, Couperin and Royer

January 23 @ 12:00
Aula Capitulare, Mdina Cathedral, Archbishop Square
Mdina, Malta
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Buy TicketsProgramme Johann Sebastian Bach (c. 1685 –1750) : Fantasia in A minor BWV 922 Marcantonio Cavazzoni (c. 1490 – c. 1560) : Madame vous avez mon coeur From: Recerchari Motetti, Canzoni composti per Marco Antonio di Bologna. Libro primo, Venezia 1523 Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583 –1643) : Toccata seconda From: Toccate d'intavolatura di cimbalo et organo partite da diverse arie e corrente, balletti, ciaccone, passachagli. Di Giacomo Frescobaldi Organista in S. Pietro di Roma Libro 1°. Stampato l'anno 1637 per…

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Missa in Illo Tempore SV205 by Claudio Monteverdi

January 25 @ 19:30
Parish Church of the Assumption, Qrendi, 30 Triq Il- Parrocca
Qrendi, Malta

Buy TicketsProgramme Missa in Illo Tempore SV205 by Claudio Monteverdi conducted by Marco Mencoboni Meet the Artist For a little extra the audience can mingle informally with the performers whilst having something to eat and drink after the concert. Click for more information and booking. Buy Tickets

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