Rossana Bertini obtained her diploma in Lyric Art at the Conservatorio Francesco Morlacchi (Perugia). Her wide repertory extends from the Renaissance madrigal to the XVIII century opera. She has performed with some of the foremost early music groups of Europe, including Europa Galante, Concerto Italiano, Complesso Barocco, Ensemble Aurora, Ensemble Baroque de Nice, Le Parlement de Musique, Akâdèmia, Modo Antiquo, and Ensemble Elyma, further afield. She has been one of the founding members of La Venexiana, together with Claudio Cavina.

She has performed, in prestigious festivals, opera houses and concert halls in the USA, South America, Japan, Israel and throughout Europe. She has frequently broadcast for European radio stations, including Radio France, RAI, BBC, WDR, ÖRF, RTSI.

Ms Bertini has recorded numerous CDs for well known labels (Opus 111, Glossa, Arcana, Tactus), obtaining many international prizes, such as the Gramophone Award, Diapason d'Or, Prix Cecilia, Deutscher Schallplattenpreis, Palmares des Palmares, Cannes Classical Award, Grand Prix du Disque, Premio Vivaldi della Fondazione Cini.

Recently, together with Giuseppe Maletto and Daniele Carnovich, she founded the ensemble La Compagnia del Madrigale, with the purpose of continuing to bring before the public the pearls of the Italian polyphonic repertoire of the Renaissance. La Compagnia del Madrigale has already realized a few works for the RSI Choir of Lugano, under the direction of Diego Fasolis, and has released two recordings of madrigals: the Orlando Furioso (Arcana), and the Sesto Libro by Carlo Gesualdo (Glossa).

She teaches opera singing at the Accademia Musicale Alta Valdera (Pisa), and Renaissance and Baroque singing at the Conservatorio Luigi Boccherini (Lucca)

Francesca Cassinari graduated in Singing, and later specialized in Baroque Singing and in Chamber Music, attending masterclasses by Claudio Cavina, Gloria Banditelli, Claudine Ansermet and Lorna Windsor.

She especially devoted herself to vocal polyphony, singing with the most eminent italian ensembles. Francesca is a member of La Compagnia del Madrigale, La Venexiana, Il Canto di Orfeo, La Fonte Musica and she performed with Capella Reyal de Catalunya, Concerto Italiano, La Divina Armonia, L’Astrée, ensemble Pian&Forte, ensemble Stile Galante, Club Médiéval at many Italian and European music festivals and theatres.

With La Compagnia del Madrigale she has recorded Gesualdo’s Sesto libro de’ Madrigali, Responsoria and Marenzio’s Primo libro de’ Madrigali and Quinto libro a sei, published by Glossa Music and awarded Diapason d’Or de l’année and Gramophone Award. With La Venexiana she recorded Monteverdi’s Orfeo, Coronatione di Poppea, Il Ritorno di Ulisse in Patria, and the Concerto delle Dame by Luzzasco Luzzaschi.

She regularly sings also late medieval and early renaissance polyphony. With La Fonte Musica she recorded an Ars Nova cd (Le Ray au Soleyl, ORF/Alte Musik) and with Cantica Symphonia Dufay’s Motets and the Missa l’Homme Armè by Busnois (Glossa).

Francesca also performs chamber and contemporary music (A Dog’s Heart by A. Raskatov at La Scala (Milan) and Opéra de Lyon with Il Canto di Orfeo). In 2003 she has obtained a BA degree in “Communication Sciences” with a dissertation about “Broadcasting of classical music in Italian Television”.

Elena Carzaniga since her young age, she devoted herself to choral music, performing a repertoire ranging from Gregorian chant to Baroque music. Later on, she undertakes the studies of opera singing, and she graduates under the teaching of Delfo Menicucci.

She is a member of La Compagnia del Madrigale since the very beginning of the ensembles’s activity. In 2006 she joins the Swiss Italian Radio Choir (RSI), directed by Diego Fasolis, both as a choir member and as a soloist.

She sings all over Europe with many groups, including Coro Costanzo Porta, Biscantores, Adiastema, Stilmoderno, La Reverdie, Cantar Lontano, Cantica Symphonia, Modulata Carmina, Ensemble Magnificat, Accademia Bizantina, I Barocchisti, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, La Risonanza, Concerto Italiano, Orchestra Mozart (Claudio Abbado) and La Capella Reial de Catalunya (Jordi Savall). She has recorded for the labels Glossa, Concerto, Arcana, Macrorec, RSI Rete Due, Archiv Produktion, and Decca. She is engaged in an intense teaching activity at music schools, choral societies, primary and nursery schools.

Giuseppe Maletto carries on an intense concert activity as a singer mainly devoted to polyphony and to the music of Claudio Monteverdi. La Petite Bande, Hesperion XXI, Ensemble Gilles Binchois, Concerto Italiano, La Venexiana, Mala Punica and La Risonanza are some of the prestigious groups with whom he has collaborated, participating in several tours in Europe, United States of America, Israel, Japan and Argentina. Since 1990 he is a member of the RSI Choir of Lugano working under the direction of Diego Fasolis.

He has recorded more than 60 CDs, some of which have received important awards , such as Deutscher Schallplattenpreis, Prix Cecilia, Diapason D’Or of the year, Premio Cini and Gramophone Award.

For years he has devoted himself to the direction of vocal groups: in 1995 he founded Cantica Symphonia and has conducted this ensemble in numerous concerts in Italy, France, Holland, Swiss, Slovenia and Estonia. As conductor of Cantica Symphonia , he has approached both Medieval and Renaissance repertoire, performing with great success Monteverdi’s Vespers and Missa in Illo Tempore, Carissimi’s Jephte, Odes and Anthems by Purcell and several Bach Cantatas.

In 2009, along with Rossana Bertini and Daniele Carnovich, he founded La Compagnia del Madrigale.

He has been teacher at the School of Alto Perfezionamento Musicale in Saluzzo, at the International Early Music Stage in Polizzi Generosa, and has held a masterclass about Monteverdi ‘s music at the Conservatory of Novosibirsk (Russia).

In 2011 he was Artist in Residence at the Festival Oude Muziek in Utrecht.

Raffaele Giordani holds a Master Degree in Chemistry at Ferrara University, Italy. His passion for music compels him to attend the music and performing arts school Conservatorio G. Frescobaldi in Ferrara, and is currently under the supervision of M. Luisa Vannini. He collaborates with an extensive list of the best Italian and European ensembles for Early and Baroque music, such as Concerto Italiano, La Venexiana, Odhecaton, De Labyrintho and Vox Altera for the contemporary music. He is one of the founding member of La Compagnia Del Madrigale.

His soloist baroque repertoire includes: Johannes Passion, Magnificat, Oster Oratorium and many other works from Bach; Messiah and Anthems from Handel; Vespro della B.V. and Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda of Monteverdi; Requiem by Mozart working together to conductors as, among others, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Michael Radulescu, Ottavio Dantone, Fabio Bonizzoni, Diego Fasolis. He interpreted, in many early music festivals and operas, Bastian in Bastian und Bastienne by Mozart, Pastore and Apollo in Monteverdi's Orfeo; Eurimaco in Il Ritorno di Ulisse in Patria from the same author; Aminta in Peri/Caccini's Euridice, Mr. K, Karl, and An Antrepreneur in Joseph K, il processo continua by F. Hoch, presented for the first ever performance in Lugano. In a duet with pianist Marco Giardini, explored the Lieder and Chamber music repertoire, for many seasons in North Italy concert halls. He also recorded for Naїve, Glossa, Ricercar, Arcana, Amadeus, Stradivarius, Bottega Discantica, Tactus, Rai-Radio 3, Deutsche Grammophon (directed by Claudio Abbado), WDR and RSI. His recordings won several awards as Diapason d’or de l’année, Choc de l’année, Midem Classical Award, Disco del mese Amadeus.

Marco Scavazza obtained his degrees in French Horn and Opera Singing at the Conservatorio Francesco Venezze in Rovigo. He studied also with Erik Battaglia and graduated in Vocal Chamber Music at the same conservatory. As a professional singer, he has very soon addressed his musical interest towards the performance of Renaissance and Baroque Vocal Music.

He regularly collaborates with several conductors specialized in the Early Music repertoire, including Jordi Savall, Andrew Lawrence King, Sigiswald and Bartold Kuijken, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Diego Fasolis, Fabio Biondi. He is a member of several musical groups, such as the RSI Choir of Lugano, La Compagnia del Madrigale, Cantar Lontano, I Musicali Affetti, Odecathon (Diapason d’Or de l’Annèe 2003), Cantica Symphonia (4 Diapason d’Or and Diapason d’Or de l’Annèe 2005), and De Labyrintho (Premio Amadeus 2008).

In 2006 he made his opera debut in Mozart’s Don Giovanni (Masetto), staged at the Festival de Beaune (France) and at the Festival de Brugge (Belgium), conducted by Sigiswald Kuijken (La Petite Bande).

In 2008 he made his debut at the Teatro Malibran in Venice (Teatro La Fenice Operatic Season), in La Virtù de’ Strali d’Amore by Francesco Cavalli, under the conduction of Fabio Biondi.

In August 2009 he made his debut at La Scala in Milan, in Monteverdi’s Orfeo, under the conduction of Rinaldo Alessandrini.

Since 2011 he is teacher of Renaissance and Baroque Singing at the Conservatorio Statale G.Pergolesi in Fermo.

Daniele Carnovich was born in Padova (Italy) and studied music at the conservatory of his native town, obtaining his flute diploma. Afterwards he studied composition and singing, specializing in Baroque music.

His career starts in 1981, and since then he has regularly taken part in the most famous early music festivals in Italy and in the rest of Europe, in USA, Canada, Central and South America, Australia, New Zealand, Israel and Japan.

As a soloist, he has collaborated with The Consort of Musicke, Il Giardino Armonico, Ensemble Chiaroscuro, I Sonatori della Gioiosa Marca, Elyma Ensemble, Concerto Palatino, Ensemble Daedalus, under the direction of Frans Bruggen, Philippe Herreweghe, Paul Angerer, Nigel Rogers, Andrew Parrott, Alan Curtis, Rene Clemencic, Rinaldo Alessandrini and Diego Fasolis.

In 1986 he began working regularly with Hesperion XX (now Hesperion XXI) and with the Capella Reial de Catalunya, both directed by Jordi Savall, establishing a collaboration that has been lasting for more than 25 years.

For several years he has been a member of Concerto Italiano and, later on, of La Venexiana, participating in the historical recordings that have actually led to the renown these ensembles.

In 2009 he founded la Compagnia del Madrigale, along with Rossana Bertini and Giuseppe Maletto with whom he has been singing madrigals for more than twenty years.

In 1993 he made his opera debut at the Gran Teatre del Liceu of Barcelona, singing the role of Caronte in L’Orfeo of Claudio Monteverdi, which was recorded for the BBC in London. In 2002, still in Barcelona, he sang the role of Plutone in the same opera.

In addition to the many radio broadcasts realized for the most important European radios, Mr Carnovich has recorded more than a hundred CDs for Decca, Accent, Astree, Glossa, Opus 111, Tactus, Arcana, Argo, K617, Fontalis, Alia Vox, and Naxos. Among these recordings, the complete edition of Monteverdi’s madrigals, and seven different versions of the Vespro della Beata Vergine.

Artists who have collaborated with La Compagnia del Madrigale:

Nadia Ragni soprano
Laura Fabris soprano
Laura Antonaz soprano
Elena Bertuzzi soprano
Rosa Dominguez mezzosoprano
Marta Fumagalli mezzosoprano
David Sagastume controtenore
Gianluca Ferrarini tenore
Paolo Borgonovo tenore
Marco Ricagno baritono
Matteo Bellotto basso
Luca Guglielmi organ