Les Éclairs de Musique
The ensemble Les Éclairs de Musique was founded in 1996 on the initiative of several musicians, who cultivated a special interest in the instrumental repertoire ranging from early baroque to the middle of the 18th century. The name of the ensemble (Musical Lightning) plays on the glitter of baroque music, its sparkling versatility of sounds, colours and emotions. In dealing with this repertoire the members of the ensemble draw on special knowledge derived from musicology and performing practice, which allow the instrumental and playing techniques to be adapted to the aesthetical demands of the baroque style. The musicians of the ensemble Les Eclairs de Musique have undertaken specific education and following studies at the conservatory have worked together with baroque orchestras such as Accademia Bizantina, Concerto Italiano, Europa Galante, Accademia di San Rocco, Cappella Palatina, La Stagione Armonica, I Barocchisti, Neue Hofkapelle Munich, Les Arts Florissants and Les Musiciens du Louvre. Since its foundation, the ensemble Les Eclairs de Musique has given particular attention to the re-discovery of an extensive music repertoire of Italian, French and German composers, performed on valuable copies of the original instruments.
Born in Austria, he began his artistic career as a pianist, guitarist and trombonist. He studied composition and conducting in Graz (Austria) and specialised in the classical repertoire as well as jazz music. Since 1990he has dedicated himself to the study of playing the hurdy-gurdy with Barbara Grimm, Valentin Clastrier, Riccardo Delfino and Gilles Chabenat. He won the first prize in 1994 at the "Des vielles et cornemuses" competition in St. Chartier (France). During his many concert performances and CD recordings, both solo and as an ensemble, he has worked together with Deishovida, Tunji Beier, Rasha, Wafir el Din Gibril, Ruth Yakoov, Ross Daly, Djamchid Chemirani, le Concert Spirituel, Alex Deutsch, Riccardo Delfino, Hubert von Goisern and DJ Shantel among others. He has given performances in Europe, Africa, Asiaand the USA. Since 1994 he has been teaching the hurdy-gurdy and improvisation and has compiled a hurdy-gurdy tutorial together with Riccardo Delfino.
Chiara de Ziller - recorder
Chiara de Ziller completed her diploma studies in music history at the university of Padua and began to learn the recorder at a very early age. She completed her study of this instrument with Sergio Balestracci at the Conservatory C. Pollini in Padua with a diploma. Subsequently she attended master classes at the Schola Cantorum Basilensis. Her performing career began in 1983. Since then she has worked together with many Italian ensembles for ancient music, with whom she has also made recordings for various labels.
Enrico Casazza - violin
Born in Adria in 1965, he completed his violin studies with Andrea Vio at the Conservatory "A. Buzolla" of his home town with distinction. Subsequently he attended master classes with Carlo Chiarappa at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole and chamber music courses with Pavel Vernikof and Dino Asciolla, as well as with Franco Gulli in Reggio and Emilia and Giuliano Carmignola in Treviso. In 1985 he won the international competition of Stresa and the national competition of Cento di Ferrara. Following this, a brilliant performing career began, which brought him together with musicians such as C. Chiarappa, P. Vernikof, D. Asciolla, C. Henkel, F. Biondi, K. Gilbert and R. Alessandrini. Furthermore he has given almost 1000 concert performances throughout the world. He is principle and leader of the Ensemble Magnifica Comunità and as a soloist works together with numerous orchestras and chamber music ensembles such as the Accademia Bizantina, Orchestra da Camera di Padova e del Veneto and Europa Galante, with whom he has also recorded a considerable number of CD's.