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Events 2021

8. 5. 2021
Vienna (Pötzleinsdorf, A). Church of St. Ägydius: Concert for two organs

28. 5. 2021
Vienna (A). Paulaner Kirche. Lange Nacht der Kirchen 2021.
Students of Amira El-Hamalawi. Institut Antonio Salieri of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Silva Manfrè, organ

12. – 20. 8. 2021
Magnano (Biella, I), Festival Musica Antica a Magnano. Master class

9. 10. 2021
Gorla Maggiore (Varese, I). Chiesa parrocchiale S. Maria Assunta.
41° edizione Antichi Organi patrimonio d’Europa 2021. Organ concert


Coverfoto: Silva Manfrè (© Julia Wesely)

Festival Musica Antica a Magnano 2021: Master class

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12. – 20. 8. 2021
Master class Silva Manfrè
Organ (Giovanni Bruna, 1794) and Basso continuo

Programme of the Master Class for Organ 2021
Some of the works chosen in the repertoire of the South German organ school from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries will be studied. The aim is to highlight the close style-relationships between this school and the italian one, focusing on the figures of Frescobaldi and Pasquini. In particular, we will dedicate ourselves to the works of Johann Jakob Froberger, Johann Caspar Kerll, Georg Muffat, Johann Pachelbel and Alessandro Poglietti. However some of Bernardo Pasquini’s „Sonate a due Bassi” will be the subject of Basso continuo lessons. On request, photocopies of some of the works will be available.

Programme of the Master Class for Basso continuo 2021
Continuo with analysis of the repertoire of the most flourished European literature. Correlation on the different methods of execution of a same piece based on the type of instrument adopted (organ or harpsichord). Individual and group lessons at the organ and/or harpsichord with possible participation to the final concert and the choir rehearsals, as well as those of the various instrumental groups.Silva Manfrè: Organ and Basso continuo

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Photo: Parish Church, Magnano (I) © Silva Manfrè

41° Antichi Organi Patrimonio d’Europa 2021 (Varese, I)

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9. 10. 2021
Saturday | 9 p.m. | Parish Church of S. Maria Assunta
Via Corso Battisti, 6
21050 Gorla Maggiore (Varese, I)

Free entrance!

Silva Manfrè

Music by Gaetano Valerj, Niccolò Moretti, Quirino Gasparini, Felice Moretti (P. Davide da Bergamo), Ferdinando Giuseppe Bertoni, Giovanni Morandi and Giuseppe Gherardeschi                            

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Foto: 41° Antichi Organi Patrimonio d’Europa 2021, Silva Manfrè (© Julia Wesely)


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Born in Verona (Italy), Silva Manfrè studied piano, organ and composition at the conservatory of her hometown and at the University of Music and Performing Arts of Vienna with Michael Radulescu. She also studied musicology at the Universities of Pavia (I) and Vienna (A). She got her degree with a dissertation on the organ compositions of Arnold Schönberg, Olivier Messiaen und Paul Hindemith. Silva Manfrè attended masterclasses in particular in historical performance practice with Gaston Litaize, Guy Bovet, Bernard Brauchli, Esteban Elizondo, Harald Vogel, Lorenzo Ghielmi and Paolo Crivellaro.

International concert activities as soloist and chamber music player led her to Italy (Asiago Festival Internazionale, Festival di Musica Antica di Magnano, Organfestival of Alessandria, Rassegna »Monteverdi ai Frari«, „Gaude Barbara beata“ in Mantua, Festival Serassi, „Concerti di S. Torpete“ in Liguria and others), Austria (Wiener Orgelkonzerte, Wiener Bezirksfestwochen, Orgelkonzerte von Jeunesse und ORF / Radio Ö1, „Music for a while. Alte Musik in Bludenz“, »donauFESTWOCHEN im Strudengau« in Upper Austria and others), in Hungary, Czech Republic, Switzerland (Festival Antegnati – Bellinzona, Rassegna Organistica Valmaggese), Spain, the Principality of Andorra and in Slovenia. Silva Manfrè has also made radio recordings for the Austrian Broadcasting (ORF), radio klassik Stephansdom and the European Broadcasting Union. The first recording of the Ricercate per sonar d’Organo (1585) of Ottavio Bariolla will be released at the end of 2021 by
Brilliant Classics.

Among her main interests are less known or rarely performed compositions of the Renaissance, the Baroque and the classical period as well as organ chamber music. Silva Manfrè has worked together with contemporary composers such as Michael Radulescu, Wolfgang Sauseng, Karl Schnürl, Paul Koutnik, the catalan composer Victor Estapé and Pier Damiano Peretti. Since 2018 Silva Manfrè has been holding master classes (organ, chamber music and basso continuo) at the Festival Musica Antica Magnano (Piemont, I).

Silva Manfrè was also organist at the Cappella musicale of the Cathedral of Padua (IT). She has been Organist at the »St. Thekla« Church of the Piarists in Vienna since 1998.


Foto: Silva Manfrè (© Julia Wesely)