The “Fondazione Emiolia per la promozione della musica e strumenti antichi” is the promoter of CaronAntica. It is a non-profit cultural foundation set up in 2017, which organizes events related to Early Music in places of great historical and cultural interest, mostly in the area of Carona, Ticino.
The Fondazione Emiolia is supported by Fondazione SORATO, a Swiss Foundation that supports young musicians, women in particular, to help them during their studies or to develop their career.
The Members of CaronAntica are:
Giulia GENINI: musician from Lugano, active in prestigious ensembles and orchestras such as I Barocchisti, Il Giardino Armonico, Accademia Bizantina, and others. She performs in international festivals and has recorded for the most important labels. Winner of the 1st prize of the Kiefer Hablitzel Foundation in 2013, she is responsible for the Master Studies in Performance at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano and teaches recorder in the same institution.
The musicologist Diego FRATELLI, professor of early music performance practice at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano and at the Civica Scuola di Musica Claudio Abbado in Milan, curator of monographic editions of polyphonic, sacred and profane music by Italian composers, mostly for Edizioni Milano, Edizioni Turri (Cremona) and for the Luca Marenzio Festival.
The attorney at law Luca GUIDICELLI started to study piano at the age of 6. He temporarely stopped this musical hobby while studying law at the Université de Fribourg. During the university he discovers the organ and explores this instrument and its repertoire as a self-taught. He returned in Ticino in 1997 working as an attorney at law, supporting cultural promotion particularly in the beautiful village where he lives, Carona, now district of Lugano. He is President of the Parish of Carona’s council since 2014 for which he can finally give vent to his passion for classical music, helping various ensembles to perform in the three main churches of the village.