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Eduardo Egüez and Furio Zanasi in Concert

Americas Society

March 8, 2014


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Music of the Americas presents lutenist Eduardo Egüez with baritone Furio Zanasi in a concert at Americas Society.

Eduardo Egüez performs Entrée, from L'Infidèle by Silvius Leopold Weiss in Zagreb in 2011.


Robert de Visée (1650-1725) Suite F.ut fa dièze, ou le "ton de la chèvre"
Silvius Leopold Weiss (1686-1750)  L'infidele
Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) "Rosa del ciel" from L'orfeo
Francesco Rasi (1574-1621) Filli mia, Filli dolce
Sigismondo d’India (1582-1629) Vorrei baciarti, o Filli
F. Rasi È si lieto il mio core
Alessandro Piccinini (1566-1638) Toccata VI
F. Rasi Dove misero omai
  Un guardo ohime ch’io moro
S. d’India Che vegg’io ohimè
A. Piccinini Toccata XVII
Giulio Caccini (1546-1618) Dolcissimo Sospiro
  Vedrò il mio Sol
Francesco Cavalli (1602-1676) Lamento di Apollo
G. Caccini Dalla porta d’oriente
Furio Zanasi: baritone  
Eduardo Egüez: lute and theorbo  


About the artists

Born in Buenos Aires, Eduardo Egüez belongs to the new generation of argentine lutenists. He first studied guitar with Miguel Angel Girollet and Eduardo Fernández. His studies in composition were conducted at the Catholic Argentine University, while in 1995 he obtained his diploma in lute from the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis under the guidance the Hopkinson Smith.

Egüez has given many solo concerts in the main cities of Australia, Europe, Japan, and South America, and has been well received by critics worldwide and highly appreciated by the public. He was received awards in the following international competitions: Promociones Musicales in Buenos Aires, 1984; Círculo Guitarrístico Argentino in Buenos Aires, 1984; Concours International de Guitare in Paris (Radio France), 1986; and Quinto Concurso Internacional de Guitarra (Jacinto and Inocencio Guerrero Foundation) in Madrid, 1989.

He has given international courses and seminars, the most noteworthy being: Camping Musical Bariloche, Argentina; Universidad Católica Argentina; Universidad Católica de Santiago de Chile; Instituto para las Artes, Uruguay; Musikhochschule Wuppertal, Germany; Conservatoire Populaire de Musique, Geneva; Fundación La Caixa, Murcia, Spain; Conservatorio di Musica V. Bellini, Palermo, Italy; Fondation Royaumont, France; Académie Baroque Européenne d’Ambronay, France; Festival de Guitarra de Gran Canaria, Spain; Tokio Lute Society, Japan; Lute Society of Sydney, Australia; Early Music Festival, Gijón, Spain; High School of Music, Salvador de Bahia, Brazil. Egüez teaches lute and basso continuo at the Zurich Conservatory in Switzerland.

Furio Zanasi, an Italian baritone, began his musical activities in early music, with a repertoire spanning from the madrigal to Baroque opera. He has collaborated with many ensembles and participated in some of the most prestigious festivals devoted to the early music in Italy (Settembre Musica Torino, Festival Roma Europa, S. Maurizio in Milano, Autunno Musicale of Como, Perugia, Cremona, Festival del Clavicembalo in Rome, and Feste Musicali Bolognesi), as well as throughout Europe (Utrecht, Beaune, Bruges, Stuttgart, Versailles, Ambronay, Ascona, Locarno, Prague, Vienna, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Barcelona, Opéra Garnier of Paris, and Amsterdam Concertgebouw) and the Americas.

Zanasi has sung under the baton of René Jacobs, Jordi Savall, Alan Curtis, Gabriel Garrido, Alessandro de Marchi, and Andrew Parrott. After having debuted in the role of Marcello in La bohème at the Battistini competition in 1987, he appeared with the Opera of Rome, the Theatre Bellini of Catania, Massimo of Palermo, Messina, in Dresdner Semper Oper, Liceu of Barcelona, Zarzuela of Madrid, Theater Basel, Teatro Regio of Turin and Teatro di San Carlo, among others.

This concert is part of GEMAS, a project of Americas Society and Gotham Early Music Scene devoted to early music of the Americas with Nell Snaidas and Sebastián Zubieta as co-artistic directors.