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Ensemble Graduated in Lute with Massimo Lonardi and specialized in renaissance and baroque lute attending masterclasses by Hopkinson Smith, Paul O'Dette and Tiziano Bagnati. At the Accademia Internazionale della Musica in Milano he later specialized in “Italian Baroque Chamber Music” with Laura Alvini, and in “Renaissance Theory of Music and Counterpoint” with Diego Fratelli. He particularly deepened the study of late medieval theory and practice for four years under the guidance of Kees Boeke and then two years with Pedro Memelsdorff at the Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya in Barcellona. At Rome’s Università “Tor Vergata” he graduated with a first class degree the specialization course “Ars Nova in Europa”. He also received a first class degree in Philosophy at the University of Pavia. As a teacher Michele Pasotti is regularly invited by Conservatorio “L. Marenzio” di Brescia to give masterclasses and in 2011 he is giving a series of conferences for Ghislierimusica called "Le chiavi. Incontri per entrare nella musica barocca". The musicological research on the Ars Nova music brought him to partecipate to international meetings and to hold a seminar on italian Ars Nova called "TRECENTO!" (summer/autumn 2011) organized by Gaudete! Festival. He played with ensembles and orchestras including Orchestra Mozart, I Solisti della Scala, Venice Baroque Orchestra, Orchestra del Teatro “Carlo Felice” di Genova, Orchestra del Teatro “La Fenice” di Venezia, Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali, Accademia del Ricercare, La Magnifica Comunità, Cantica Symphonia, and with the best singers and instrumentalists of the ancient music scene. In many concerts held all around Europe Michele Pasotti was conducted by Claudio Abbado, Barthold Kujiken, Diego Fasolis, Andrea Marcon, Monica Huggett, Nathalie Stutzmann, Corrado Rovaris, Andrea Molino, Carlo Boccadoro. In fall 2008 was called by renouned cellist Mario Brunello to play in his baroque project Brunello Baroque Experience. He is a steady member of the ensembles: I Barocchisti, Orfeo 55, Il Canto di Orfeo, Ghislieri Consort, Accademia d’Arcadia, I Virtuosi delle Muse, Capella Cracoviensis, I Virtuosi Italiani, ensemble il Rossignolo. With them he received the most important prizes of international critics (Grand Prix du Disque de l’Académie Charles-Cros, 3 Diapasons d'or, Choc du Monde de la Musique, Gramophone’s Editor’s Choice). Michele Pasotti performed in the most important festivals and concert halls throughout Europe (Concertgebouw, Theatre des Champs-Élysées, Le Grands Concerts de Versailles, Salle Gaveau in Paris, Wiener Konzerthaus, Festspielhaus Baden Baden, Festival de Musique Baroque de Lyon, Handel Festival in London, Opera Avignon, Nancy, Vichy, Bordeaux, Madrid, Arsenal de Metz, Festival de Saint Riquier, Uzes, Beaune, Sablé-sur-Sarthe, Cuenca, Laus Polyphonie Antwerpen, Warsaw and Krakow Philharmonia, Sofia NDK, Munich Prinzregententheater, Schwetzingen SWR Festspiele, Accademia di Santa Cecilia and Parco della Musica in Roma, Teatro “Carlo Felice” di Genova, Orchestra Mozart, Radio Svizzera Italiana di Lugano, Mito-Settembre Musica, Musica e poesia a San Maurizio di Milano, Barockfestival St. Pölten, Festival Trigonale in Klagenfurt, Settimane Musicali di Stresa, Ente Filarmonico Italiano di Arezzo, Festival Monteverdi di Cremona, Unione Musicale di Torino, Accademia Chigiana in Siena. Among the many recordings (beyond those for Deutsche Grammophon, EMI/Virgin Classics, Naïve, Sony/Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, SWR, Chandos, Glossa, ORF, Avie, Rai Radio 3, Rete 2 of Rsi, France 2, Dynamic, Tactus, La Bottega Discantica) let’s remember a work dedicated to the guitarist Francesco Corbetta (Dynamic), where he plays as a soloist and a cd entirely devoted to Pergolesi with Orchestra Mozart conducted by Claudio Abbado, recorded by Deutsche Grammophon.
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