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Elisabetta de Mircovich

voice, vielle, rebec, symphonia

Born in Trieste, even before learning to read and write, under the somewhat less than loving guidance of her sister Ella (former co-founder and member of the Reverdie), she sang discanti and carole with her, building up a huge musical repertoire by heart, according to a method of learning rather similar to that one applied to instruct pueri cantores in medieval Scholae.

With various groups of medieval and Renaissance music, together with her sister already at the end of the 70s she began the concert performances as a singer and player of string instruments, recorders and reed instruments.

In her town she completed her classical and musical studies. In 1989 she graduated with honors in cello at the Trieste Conservatory under the guidance of Maestro Libero Lana, later specializing with Maestro Mario Brunello. Awarded in various competitions for young performers, she has performed concerts in many chamber ensembles. She studied singing and ancient vocality with Andrea von Ramm, Hans Ludwig Hirsch and Elisabetta Tandura.

As for the Baroque repertoire, as a cellist and singer she performed under the direction of Alan Curtis ("Il ritorno di Ulisse in patria" by Claudio Monteverdi at the Semper Oper in Dresden), and played with ensembles such as I Sonatori de the Gioiosa Marca and with the Accordone ensemble performing throughout Italy and in important European institutions. With this ensemble she sang as a soloist in the CD "Vivificet spiritus" for the Belgian label Cypres. In 2013 she performed as solo soprano in Gustav Mahler's IV symphony in some concerts under the direction of Maestro Mario Brunello. With the Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca and the flutenist Dorothee Oberlinger she participated as a soloist in the CD “Night Music” (Deutsche Harmonia Mundi), winner of the International Music Award 2020 in the baroque section, 5 stars of the Musica Classica magazine.

Concerning the study of the medieval repertoire, an itinerary so rich in all kinds of discoveries, the meeting with the Ensemble Sequentia of Cologne has been fundamental; she collaborated with them in the 90s on concert tours and in the two CDs "Canticles of Ecstasy" and "Dante and the Troubadours" for Deutsche Harmonia Mundi.

Since 1986 she has been studying – experimenting singing accompaniment with bowed instruments and symphonia- and performs with laReverdie, sharing with her colleagues the belief that the medieval repertoire will never cease to surprise performers and audiences. With this ensemble she held seminars at the Ancient Music Courses in Pamparato, the Gregorian Chant Academy in Cremona, the ancient music courses promoted by Aliamusica in Parma, the International Ancient Music Courses in Urbino. She never stopped loving and playing the cello, with which she still performs in various chamber ensembles. She is proud to have played and sung in a cool progressive rock band, Babele, of which some memory remains on the web, as well as an unobtainable CD.

She teaches cello at the Balbi Valier School in Pieve di Soligo (TV) and at the G. Paoletti School of Music in Follina (TV). Since 2014 she has been conducting the choir InCantus of Miane (TV). She is co-author of the book “Una voce dentro al coro” (EdUP 2013).

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