Anne Marie Dragosits – Cembalo, Orgel

…es una clavecinista excepcional… Aúna tècnica y lyrismo como pocos son capàces“ (Scherzo 2017)

Anne Marie Dragosits studied harpsichord with Wolfgang Glüxam at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna and with Ton Koopman and Tini Mathot at the Royal Conservatory, The Hague. She has also taken master classes in basso continuo from Lars Ulrik Mortensen and Jesper Christensen.

Since October 2016 she is professor for harpsichord at the Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität Linz, in September 2021 she will start teaching basso continuo at the Haute école de musique de Genève.

She regularly performs as a soloist and a continuo player throughout Europe, playing with chamber music formations such as vivante, Accademia degli Stravaganti, les sentimens, musica alchemica, Barocksolisten München or l’Arcadia, as well as with orchestras such as barucco, l´Orfeo Barockorchester, Marini Consort Innsbruck and Camerata Salzburg.

Anne Marie Dragosits appears on numerous recordings; her first solo cd with Italian harpsichord music from the seventeenth century was recorded on the original Giusti from 1681 in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg in November 2010. In September 2015 she recorded Froberger on an original Girolamo de Zenti (1658) in England, “avec discretion” was issued in February 2017 with Divox. In early 2019 “Le clavecin mythologique”, French high baroque music inspired by mythological figures, recorded on the original Taskin (1787) in the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, was issued with the French label L’Encelade. 

With vivante she was awarded first prize at the Schmelzer competition in Melk in 2005; since that time, the ensemble has performed at major European festivals such as the Resonanzen at Vienna’s Konzerthaus, the Festival van Vlaanderen in Bruges, the Residenzwoche München, Rheinvokal, Itinéraire Baroque or at the Villa I Tatti in Florence. In 2014 vivante was invited e.g. for the Utrecht Festival or at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg, vivante’s 2015 began with a Kapsperger-concert at the Resonanzen.
In June 2017 vivante & concerto delle dame opened the new temporary exhibition at the castle of Gesualdo / Avellino, which presents copies of instruments owned by Carlo Gesualdo, Principe di Venosa – as reconstructed after an inventory found in the Archivio segreto Vaticano.

She is regularly invited to teach master classes, such as at the Festival Trigonale / Kärnten (since 2010), Aestas musica in Varazdin (since 2012), the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid (2008), the Conservatoire National Régional de Paris (2007), the Music Academies in Belgrade (2009 and 2014) or in Warzaw (2013).

In December 2012 Anne Marie Dragosits finished her artistic PhD on Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger and his vocal music in the programme docARTES in Belgium / Holland. A biography of the composer with lots of additional information is to be expected in October 2020: Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger – „ein ziemlich extravaganter Mann” (LIM, Libreria Musicale Italiana, Lucca).

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