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Gabriele Micheli

After graduation in Pianoforte (Lucca, ISSM L. Boccherini, 1980) and in Choir Conducting (Bologna, ISSM G.B. Martini, 1984) he developed an interest in Early Music.

He has studied Harpsichord under the guide of Daniel Chorzempa at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole and has followed a masterclass with Kenneth Gilbert and Christopher Kite in London, and with Ton Koopman in Verona.

He is specialized in accompaniment from the thorough-bass to the harpsichord and organ.

To better understand the style and interpretation of Renaissance and Baroque music he has trained his voice studying with Ian Partridge, Emma Kirkby and Evelyn Tubb.

He has been working since 1981 as Maestro Sostituto and Maestro al Cembalo for Festival Internazionale Villa Reale, Teatro del Giglio di Lucca, Teatro Sistina di Roma, Festival Musica in scena di Agliè, Teatro Rossini di Lugo di Romagna, Teatro Manzoni di Pistoia, Festival di Barga, Teatro Cavour di Imperia and with great names of the International Theatre (V. Puecher, F. Crivelli, B. Menegatti, V. Bertinetti, C. Fracci, H. Handt, B. Rigacci, N. Wiss, G. Ravazzi) for productions of Don Giovanni - Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart - Il Biante by Stradella - Tristan und Isolde by Wagner - L’empio punito by A. Melani - Il giocatore by Cherubini (Concerti Italcable broadcasted on Rai-Radio 3, 9th of Novembre 1986) - Prima la musica poi le parole by Salieri - La cambiale di matrimonio La scala di seta – Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Rossini - La Rita – L’elisir d’amore - Il campanello - I pazzi per progetto by Donizetti ( Teatro di Lugo di Romagna 1988, with a live recordind for Bongiovanni, published on CD) - Il mondo della Luna by Paisiello – Il matrimonio segreto by Cimarosa.

In 1985 he had an important occasion to work as a Pianist on Board for the Chandris Lines of London.

There he improved his knowledge of Jazz and Musical repertoire and of the English Language.

Between 1986 and 1989 he worked with ORT - Orchestra della Toscana at the harpsichord and organ collaborating with artists such as F. Bruggen, A. Bijlsma, E. Ameling, D. Chorzempa, P. Pollastri, P. Kogan, M. Inoue, D. Gatti.

He worked with The Consort of Musicke (Director A. Rooley) from 1994 to 1998 as harpsichordist and coach for singers at the Dartington International Summer School producing Masques and English Operas by Purcell, Eccles and Blow.

With the Consort has played the organ and acted in the documentary Banquet of Senses made at Palazzo Te in Mantua in 1992 for the HDTV of Holland, edited also in a CD with music by Monteverdi: Madrigali erotici e spirituali published by Musica Oscura.

With I solisti del Madrigale leaded by Giovanni Acciai has played in many concerts with music by Monteverdi and has recorded, playing the harpsichord, the Sesto libro dei Madrigali for Nuova Era.

As solo harpsichord he has recorded in 2000 for Dynamic Neue Clavier- Übung by Kuhnau. (…Micheli plays them nicely. He embellishes repeats tastefully and imaginatively; his sense of pulse is pliant, and he knows how to make harpsichord textures audible and lively through varying kinds of arpeggio and articulation…Haskins, American Record Guide Jan / Feb 2001)

He was Guest conductor at University of Cincinnati, coaching singers for Italian vocality and conducted "Alcina" by Haendel, staged by David Edwards, "Amore e Morte", music by Monteverdi, staged by Malcolm Fraser and an opera on the life of Carlo Gesusaldo da Venosa with music by Alan Otte and madrigals by Gesualdo, also staged by Malcolm Fraser.

He worked as coach in International master classes on vocality held by G. Ravazzi, D. Ferro, C. Vilalta, H. Handt, Cincinnati University, Wichita State University and AEDO (University of Western Ontario)

In his career he has been collaborating with artists such as Herbert Handt, Pro Cantione Antiqua, Paolo Pollastri, Sergio Azzolini, Sergio Siminovich, Angelo Bartoletti, Paul Goodwin, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Mario Ancillotti.

From 2000 to 2008 he was the vice president of Accademia italiana di canto (President M° H. Handt) that produces the study and realization of Italian Operas of the XVIII° Century.

The Academy produced Orlando and Ottone byt Haendel, La Clementina by Boccherini, La serva padrona by Paisiello and by Pergolesi, Il Francese e l'Armena by Gasparini.

He conducted Il Ciarlatano by Domenico Puccini at Teatro del Giglio in Lucca in September 2011.

He has been Artistic Director from 2002 to 2013 together with M° Riccardo Risaliti for Association Pro Musica Firenze.

He worked as ripetiteur at Conservatorio of Genova (1985 - 1989) and Parma (1990 - 1995) and in 1996 he won the place of conductor of the Choir at the Higer Institution for Musical Studies (ISSM) "P.Mascagni" in Livorno.

From 2004 to 2014 covered the International Relations Coordinator position for the ISSM P. Mascagni, leading the organization of International Mobility financed by European Community (Erasmus and Leonardo) and in A A 2015-2016 has covered the position of vice director.

From 2016 he is Director of Coro V. Galilei (SNS di Pisa).

In June 2019 his text "Il pappatacio" for the music of Silvia Marchetti won the prize "Valerio Valoriani" held by Teatro del Giglio in Lucca for the best "libretto" in the season "Puccini Chamber Opera".