Riccardo Favero

Conductor, pianist, harpsichordist, organist, fortepianist, and string bow maker

Riccardo Favero, conductor, having specialized in Baroque and Classical repertoire, is a fervent supporter of the exclusive use of original instruments, and he uses a rigorous philological approach aimed to enhance the stylistic elements of the performance.

From a young age, he begins his piano studies under the guidance of his uncle Leone Pellizzari. Fundamental for his musical training have been the studies with M. R. Seidlhofer of "Academy of Fine Arts and Music" in Vienna, Aldo Ciccolini, Patrizia Marisaldi, Ton Koopman and lutology with Fabrizio Reginato.

Riccardo Favero is an eclectic personality, with an intense concert activity in Italy and abroad as a pianist, harpsichordist, fortepianist (complete performance of the fortepiano concertos by Mozart, Cimarosa, Hummel, Haydn) as well as conductor of several orchestras. He has participated to many international festivals (Tonhalle Concert Hall in Düsseldorf, Theatre Inka Hostal in Cuzco, Salle Gaveau in Paris, Opera in Istanbul, Theatre de Grenoble, Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Teatro Municipal of Lima, Trujillo Theatre, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Early Music Festival in Trento, Festival of Fermo and Lapedona, Festival of San Martino delle Scale, etc.).

He has conducted Così fan tutte, Don Giovanni, Le Nozze di Figaro, La Betulia Liberata by W.A. Mozart; L’uccellatrice by N. Jommelli, La Serva Padrona by G.B. Pergolesi, La Dirindina by D. Scarlatti, Il Campanello by G. Donizetti, Il Ritorno di Ulisse in Patria and Il Vespro della Beata Vergine by C. Monteverdi, Johannes Passion by J.S. Bach...

In addition, in world premiere, he has performed some scores of Giovanni Legrenzi including “Concerti Musicali per uso di Chiesa, l’Op. I”, the “Missa Lauretana quinque Vocibus” and the Oratory “Il Sedecia”.

He has recorded for labels Kicco Records, Dynamic, Brilliant Classic, Urania Records, Phoenix, Bongiovanni.

Riccardo Favero is a scholar of lutology and organology, manufacturer of stringed instruments and keyboard. He has created Oficina Musicum Venetiae as a sort of magic circle where music, musician, artisan craft and scientific knowledge could meet and constitute the essence of the philosophy that sees merge into Oficina Musicum Venetiae the quality of executive and constructive requirements. He himself plays instruments of self-realization (harpsichord, organ and fortepiano).

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