Biography of Lydia Cevidalli
Starting from a classical repertoire and a decades-long research in the field of baroque music, Lydia Cevidalli also explores the territories of modern and contemporary music, arriving at the rediscovery of the Klezmer tradition.
For music without borders and without barriers.
Lydia Cevidalli graduated in violin at the Milan Conservatory and later studied with Alberto Casabona, a pupil of Sevcik and Capet. In 1985, she graduated in baroque violin under the guidance of Chiara Banchini, founder and leader of the Ensemble 415, at the Center de Musique Ançienne in Geneva, participating in the recording of Concerti grossi op.6 by A. Corelli for Harmonia Mundi.
In the concert activity, she collaborated for many years in the orchestra of Jordi Savall, famous viola da gamba soloist, founder and leader of the orchestra Le Concert de Nations: toured throughout Europe, North and South America and Korea, participated in the recording of numerous CDs for Astrée (“Requiem” by W. Mozart, “The Fairy Queen” by H. Purcell, “The Seven Last Words” by J. Haydn, Third Symphony by L. van Beethoven, “Una cosa rara” by Vicente Martin y Soler, “Alcyone” by Marais, Symphonies by J. Arriaga, soundtracks of the films “Tous les matins du Monde” and “La marquise “,” Farnace “by A. Vivaldi, DVD” Orfeo “by C. Monteverdi).
In 1991, she founded the Ensemble Salomone Rossi and still conducting, performing in Italy, Belgium and Spain, in 2008 in the United States with concerts, conferences and a workshop, at Montclair State University, in Ascona (Switzerland) and in Istanbul.
In 2009, the Ensemble recorded the Jewish Baroque Music CD, for Concerto Classics, which received excellent reviews and presentations on the Italian leading music magazines and newspapers: Amadeus, Suonare News and IlSole24ore, as well as presentations on various national and private radio stations, including Radio3suite and Radio3 Piazzaverdi. In 2012, the CD was re-printed.
In recent years, the Ensemble has participated in the soundtrack for the documentary “Sacred Spaces, Synagogues, Absence and Presence” directed by Celia Loewenstein recorded the music for the BBC documentary, “The Story of the Jews“; played in Rome for the Radio3 Quirinale Concerts, with live broadcast of the concert. Moreover, the Ensemble performed in Cremona, at the Museum of Instruments for the review “Il violinista sul tetto”, in Venice at the Ugo and Olda Levi Foundation, in Bergamo in the Basilica of S. Maria Maggiore for Effettobibbia, in Parma in the Sala Maria Luigia of the Palatine Library, in Ascona (Switzerland), Istanbul, and Trieste.
The Ensemble is planning the recording of the 50 Psalms from “L’Estro poetico-armonico” by Benedetto Marcello, for the Concerto Classics record company. In 2018, the first CD “Psalms and Sonatas by Benedetto Marcello” was released; it was presented to the Radio3 programs “Primo movimento” and “La stanza della musica“, at Radio Classica, Radio Sole24ore and Radio Vaticana. It obtained excellent reviews and presentations on the Italian leading music magazines and newspapers: Amadeus, Chi musica and Avvenire. The Ensemble is now working on the release of the second “Psalms and Sonatas by Benedetto Marcello” CD.
In chamber formations or in duo with piano, she performed at the Italian Embassy in Madrid, in Cremona in the Sala S. Domenico, in Copenhagen at the Italian Cultural Institute, in Bergamo at the Donizetti Theatre and in Udine for Amici della Musica.
Since 2003, he has been teaching violin at the Milan Conservatory. In 2005, as part of the Socrates-Erasmus exchanges between teachers, she was invited to the Madrid Conservatory, in 2006 to the University of the Arts in Berlin and in the spring of 2011 to the Musical Academy of Riga.
Since 2003, he has organized events for the Day of Remembrance in the Conservatory.