Luca Pianca (Laute und Theorbe) und Hanspeter Oggier (Panflöte)
SYRINX & ORPHEUS
Luca Pianca (Laute) und Hanspeter Oggier (Panflöte)
Carlo Antonio Marino (1670 – 1735), sonata II op. 8, 1705
Very exciting new project with the incredible lutenist Luca Pianca around beautiful and quite unknown works! Let you guide to an unusual musical discovery!
Luca Pianca, lutenist and conductor
Was Born in Lugano, Switzerland, and studied in Milan and Salzburg, where his teachers included Nikolaus Harnoncourt. He first began working with the Concentus Musicus of Vienna in 1982 and continues to appear with them to this day. In 1985 he co-founded Il Giardino Armonico, one of the leading Ensembles performaning the Italian Baroque repertory.
Among the singers with whom he has worked are Eva Mei, Christoph Prégardien, Georg Nigl, Marie-Claude Chappuis and Cecilia Bartoli, while instrumentalists include Viktoria Mullova, Albrecht Mayer and, especially, the viola da gamba player Vittorio Ghielmi, with whom he has regularly toured Europe and the United States of America.
In the course of his career he has performed at most of the world’s leading festivals and concert halls, appearing as a soloist or continuo player at the Salzburg, Lucerne, Schleswig-Holstein, MITO and Vienna Festivals as well as the Berlin Philharmonie, the Theater an der Wien, the Zurich Opera, La Scala, Milan, London’s Wigmore Hall, New York’s Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall and Tokyo’s Oshi Hall. In 2014, at Sir Simon Rattle’s invitation, he took part in performances of Bach’s St John Passion with the Berlin Philharmonic.
Since 2008 Luca Pianca has been conducting the complete Bach cantatas at Vienna’s Konzerthaus with his own Ensemble Claudiana, the Vienna Boy’s Choir and a team of eminent vocal soloists and talented young musicians. To date he has performed over ninety cantatas. In December 2011 he conducted Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and in March 2014 scored a notable suces with the St John Passion.
A prolific recording artist, Luca Pianca has recorded over seventy CDs, including the complete lute works of Johann Sebastian Bach and Antonio Vivaldi.