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Playing the Fenton House Broadwood Playing the Paris Ruckers-Taskin Playing the Baroque organ in Buenos Aires Cathedral Playing the Hubbard-Di Veroli harpsichord in Ireland Playing the Russell Collection's Goermans in Edinburgh

Claudio Di Veroli

harpsichord & organ

Biography

Italian, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Claudio Di Veroli received his training from a distinguished group of European musicians: Ernst Epstein (piano and interpretation), Erwin Leuchter (harmony) and Ljerko Spiller (chamber music). Living in Europe in the early 70's he studied the harpsichord with Colin Tilney in London and Hubert Bédard in Paris. He was granted access and practised extensively on the antique keyboards in the Fenton House (London) and the Paris Conservatoire's Musée Instrumental (now Musée de la Musique). With a PhD in Mathematical Statistics from Imperial College London, he went back to Buenos Aires, where he was founder member of the Telemann Chamber Group and pioneered the performance of Baroque music based on ancient practices.

Having adopted early tuning systems, he has been the first harpsichordist to use Baroque fingerings throughout his public performances. Di Veroli has carried out extensive research in the interpretation of French Baroque music, historical keyboard fingerings and unequal temperaments, often applying advanced scientific and computer tools. His writings have been endorsed in writing by leading musicians and musicologists such as Gustav Leonhardt (see his letter on the right), Igor Kipnis, John Barnes, Patrizio Barbieri and others. They include four favourably-reviewed books (on tuning and temperament, baroque keyboard technique and baroque keyboard interpretation), three editions of harpsichord music with baroque fingerings, and many published papers, most recently in Harpsichord & fortepiano (UK).

Considered a leading harpsichordist and specialist in Baroque interpretation in South America, he has been Professor of Harpsichord and examiner of the Organ course at the Conservatorio Nacional in Buenos Aires. Recent teaching practices include short courses and masterclasses in Uruguay, Argentina, Italy and Ireland.

As a soloist—mostly on the harpsichord but also on the organ—Di Veroli has performed extensively in all types of venues: concert halls, churches, radio and TV, both solo and with ensembles, with very favourable reviews in leading newspapers. His last public performance before leaving Argentina was the final recital of the 2000 season at the Baroque Organ in Buenos Aires Cathedral. In 2001 Di Veroli moved to Ireland, where he is musical director of Bray Baroque. His most recent recitals have been on his French two-manual Hubbard harpsichord based on Taskin. Since 2014 he is also active in Lucca, Tuscany, Italy.