Christian Frattima

Masterclass of historical informed performance (HIP) for conductors, instrumentalists and singers

COURSE DURATION: 24.07 – 28.07.2019

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Christian Frattima, born in 1984, is an emerging Italian conductor. Frattima graduated in violin with honors in 2003 at the age of 19, before and after diploma he won numerous violin competitions. His multifaceted talent led him to obtain a master degree in Astronomical Physics, an Economics master degree, a master’s degree in Performing Arts Management and a master’s degree in Musicology, but above all a bachelor diploma in orchestra conducting at the St. Petersburg Conservatory and a master diploma in Symphonic Conducting at the Lithuanian National Academy. He participated in numerous international masterclasses under the guidance of Maestros such as Jorma Panula, Dejan Pavlov and Valery Ghergiev and immediately after, he began to conduct in more than fifteen countries. Among already conducted orchestras: Sinfonietta Riga, Hermitage Orchestra, Samara Philharmonic Orchestra, F.Cilea Theater Orchestra, Lithuanian National Orchestra, Poitiers Chamber Orchestra, Cairo Opera Orchestra, and many others. Fascinated by ancient music, Frattima was one of the first directors to stage the Baroque opera in the Baltic countries. In 2015 he founded ‘’ Coin du Roi ’’, the only Italian company specializing in baroque opera with which he carries out an intense research activity and historical-critical discover of minor or forgotten authors. With Coin du Roi, Frattima staged, for the first time in Italy, operas ‘’Xerxes’’ by G.F. Handel and ,,Apollo et Hyacinthus’’ by W.A.Mozart, as well as more than ten canonical Baroque titles. He is currently the artistic director of the Riga international festival of ancient music (Latvia), guest conductor of more than twenty international orchestras and author of numerous musicological essays in four languages, among which: ,,Physical, psychological and mathematical aspect in the formation of a conductor’’ [2010], and ,,Jazz, folk and slavonian music influence in Ligeti’s etudes pour le piano’’ [2012]. Frattima is also a producer and presenter of documentaries about early music, for national and international broadcasters, for example: ‘’Retorica e Affetti – alba, mezzodì and sunset of the baroque opera ‘’ for Sky Classica HD [2016] and ‘’Musette de Cour’’ by Mezzo TV [2018]. He is currently professor of Cultural Economics at Vilnius University and professor of Historical Practice at many European universities.