Michele Benuzzi

Michele Benuzzi

Michele Benuzzi: obtained the harpsichord Performing Diploma at the Royal College of Music in London.

In 2003 he won the third prize at the seventeenth Yamanashi International Harpsichord Competition in Japan.

He promoted, and played with other harpsichordists, the opera omnia of Domenico Scarlatti’s Sonatas, which were performed from 1995 to 2002 in France.

He has founded Arcomelo, a group performing seventeenth and eighteenth-century music, and examining baroque music – especially problems concerning execution on ancient instruments.
With Arcomelo he has recorded for “La Bottega Discantica” the harpsichord concertos by C.Ph.E.Bach and the harpsichord concertos and symphonias by W.F.Bach. Both of them had excellent reviews.
With the Japanese recorder player Mitsuko Ota he had recorded all the Vivaldi’s Flautino and Flauto Concertos. The CD had a nomination in the Japanese “The record Geijutsu magazine” (May 2013).

As soloist he had recorded Scarlatti’s Sonatas using the 1764 Hass instrument in the Russell Collection in Edinburgh. For “London Independent Records” a CD “Hamburg 1705” with music by Händel, Graupner and Mattheson recorded using the harpsichord made by Daniel Dulcken around 1730 in the Barnes Collection who had been reviewed as “highly recommended” (International Record Review: Decemebr 2010).
He is now recording for Brilliant Classics who had released his first CD dedicated to the Fantasias and Sonatas by J.W.Hässler with an harpsichord by Robert Falkener London 1773 by kind permission of the Russell Collection. The Cd has been acclaimed as “Highest, highest recommendation” by Fanfare (USA) and won the 5 stars price in “Musica” (July, August 2012)
In 2012 he recorded with Arcomelo the Six Collection of chamber music and solo harpsichord music by J.A.Benda in a 6 CD box. In 2014 the complete Ch.Nichelmann Sonatas in two Cd set.
He had just recorded the Sonatas by J.Galles and the firs three Cd of the complete J.W.Hassler keyboard music.

He is appreciate for the expressiveness of his performance and for the beautiful quality of his tone production and he is invited as a soloist in Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.