ABOUT

Paola Ventrella

Theorbe, Lute, Baroque Guitar

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Graduated in classical guitar and lute from the Conservatory in Verona with honors. She studied with Franco Pavan, Rosario Conte and Diego Cantalupi, also attending international masterclasses with Massimo Lonardi, Evangelina Mascardi, Hopkinson Smith and Paul O’Dette.

She took part in several important Early Music Festivals such as Festival Mousikè, Grandezze e Meraviglie (Modena), Festival di Musica Antica di Urbino, Accademia Filarmonica, Fondazione Fodella di Milano, Pavia Barocca, Magie Barocche (Catania), San Giacomo Festival (Bologna), Ravello Festival, Monteverdi Festival (Cremona),Teatro Regio in Torino (“Orfeo” by C. Monteverdi directed by A. Florio in March 2018), Festival dei due mondi (Spoleto), Actus Humanus (Gdansk), Oude Muziek Festival di Utrecht, Concertgebouw of Amsterdam and Festival De Bijloke (Gent).

She performed along with some of the most important voices in the international baroque music landscape, including Sara Mingardo, Roberta Invernizzi, Maria Cristina Kiehr and Emma Kirkby.

As continuo player, she collaborates with Antonio Florio’s Cappella Neapolitana since 2010. With Cappella Neapolitana and for the recording studio Glossa, she recorded the album “La Santissima Trinità” (January 2014) and Gaetano Veneziano’s “Passione Secondo Giovanni” (March 2016).