Carlo Steno Rossi
Earned his diploma in Pianoforte at the Conservatory “G. Tartini” of Trieste and his diploma in Harpsichord at the Conservatory “F.A. Bonporti” of Trento with highest honors. He then studied at the Schola Cantorum of Basilea in order to deepen and expand on, in a philological manner, the execution of antique and baroque music, concentrating on the repertoire for harpsichord, organ and fortepiano. Carlo performs in concerts both as an organ and harpsichord soloist and as part of orchestras and ensembles specialized in the execution of antique and baroque music on original instruments. He has participated in Festivals and Concert Seasons in Italy and abroad (Germany, Austria, Poland). He regularly collaborates with the ensemble La Stagione Armonica directed by Sergio Balestracci with whom he frequently performs in duets.
He has helped realize performances of different operas and oratorios presented for the first time in modern times. Some of these works include L’Atenaide by A. Vivaldi, performed with Venice Baroque Orchestra, presented at the 63° Settimana Musicale Senese, which is organized by Accademia Chigiana di Siena, and broadcasted in Eurovision by Radio Rai 3; Marc’antonio e Cleopatra by J.A. Hasse, broadcasted by Rai 5 from the Salone delle Feste of Palazzo Labia in Venice; L’Olimpiade by B. Galuppi, performed at Teatro Malibran in Venice and recorded as world premiere in DVD for the record label Dynamic; Vespro della Beata Vergine by Orazio Tarditi, performed at the 2012 Ravenna Festival and broadcasted by Radio Rai 3; La Passione di Gesù Cristo Oratorio for soloists, chorus and orchestra by Fernando Paër, performed with the Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto using the transcript of Sergio Balestracci, and recorded for the music label CPO in the Auditorium of the Conservatorio Pollini di Padova.
Alongside his concert work he also transcribes and revises musical scores of operas, oratorios and instrumental music commissioned by concert venues and theaters. Some of his transcription and revision works include L’Olimpiade by B. Galuppi (together with musicologist Franco Rossi), Il Crociato in Egitto by G. Meyerbeer (inaugural opera of the Stagione Lirica 2007) commissioned by the Fondazione Teatro La Fenice of Venice, La Cecchina by Niccolò Piccinni commissioned by the Fondazione Teatro Donizetti of Bergamo. In 2015 he realized the modern edition of the dramatic compositions Amor Prigioniero by Luca Antonio Predieri and Giuseppe Bonno on libretto of Metastasio, which he directed in its first execution ever with Venetia Antiqua Ensemble during one of Venice Music Project’s Antique Music Seasons in the Church of San Giovanni Evangelista in Venice. In 2017 he curated on behalf of I solisti Veneti the modern edition of the mottetto Tuba, trympana cantate by Ferdinando Bertoni and of a concert for violin and orchestra by Giuseppe Tartini, performed at the 2017 Veneto Festival.