Bourgie Hall presents

Francesco Corti

Harpsichordist Francesco Corti has garnered acclaim as a soloist throughout Europe, North America and Asia, and all the way to New Zealand, for his spirited playing and stirring performances.

Harpsichordist and conductor Francesco Corti was born in Arezzo, Italy, in a musical family in 1984. He studied organ in Perugia, then harpsichord in Geneva and in Amsterdam.

He was awarded at the International “Johann Sebastian Bach” Competition in Leipzig (2006) and at the Bruges Harpsichord Competition (2007).

As a soloist and conductor, he has appeared in recitals and concerts all over Europe, in the USA and Canada, in Latin America, in Asia and in New Zealand. He has been invited by festivals such as Mozart Woche and the Salzburger Festpiele, Musikfest Berlin, BachFest Leipzig, MusikFest Bremen, Utrecht Early Music Festival, Festival Radio France Montpellier. He has performed in halls such as Salle Pleyel and Thêatre des Champs Elysées (Paris), Bozar (Bruxelles), Konzerthaus (Vienna), Philharmonie (Berlin and Hamburg), Mozarteum and Haus für Mozart (Salzburg) and Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Teatro Real (Madrid), Palau de la Música Catalana (Barcelona).

He’s a member of Les Musiciens du Louvre (Minkowski), Zefiro (Bernardini), the Bach Collegium Japan (Suzuki), Les Talens Lyriques (Rousset) and Le Concert des Nations (Savall).

He has taught in masterclasses all over Europe, in Latin America and in Asia. Since September 2016, he has held the position of professor of harpsichord at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.

KUHNAU Biblical Sonata No. 4 in C minor, “Hiskia agonizzante e risanato”
BÖHM Prelude, Fugue and Postlude in G minor
SCHEIDEMANN Pavane Lachrymae in D minor, WV 106
French Suites Nos. 4 and 5, BWV 815 and 816
Prelude, Fugue and Allegro in E-flat major, BWV 998

The concert hall will have a “Salon” configuration, offering a more intimate listening experience.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at 7:30pm
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