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Tiam Goudarzi, recorder and Paolo Zanzu, harpsichord perform Nov. 11

Esteemed early-musicians perform program highlighting music of 18th-century Rome
October 27, 2015

paolo-zanzu-webThe Yale Collection of Musical Instruments at the Yale School of Music presents Baroque recorder player Tiam Goudarzi and harpsichordist Paolo Zanzu on Wednesday, November 11 at 5:30 pm. The program, entitled Dissertazione corelliana (Corellian dissertation), explores the rise of the Roman school of instrumental music in the 18th century.

The duo will open and close the program with two sonatas from Arcangelo Corelli’s Opus 5. The collection was originally written as a set of 12 violin sonatas; Goudarzi and Zanu will open the program with the Sonata in B-flat major, Op. 5, No. 9 and will close with the Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 5, No. 1.

Zanzu will then play three short keyboard pieces by Domenico Scarlatti: the Sonata in A major, K. 113; Sonata in A major, K. 114; and Sonata in C minor, K 115. The pair will team up again for a performance of Georg Frideric Händel’s Recorder Sonata in D minor, HWV 367, and William Babell’s “Vo’ far guerra” from the opera Rinaldo. Zanzu will perform one more work for solo harpsichord, Händel’s Harpsichord suite in B-flat major, HWV 434, before the closing Corelli work.

The concert takes place at the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments (15 Hillhouse Ave, New Haven). Tickets are $25, $20 for seniors and Yale employees, $10 with student ID. Purchase tickets online or call the Collection at 203 432-0822.

The event will also stream live online.

About the Performers

Italian keyboardist Paolo Zanzu has cultivated an an active and diverse career. He has performed across Europe both as a soloist, and with baroque ensembles such as Les Arts Florissants (William Christie), Le Cercle de l’Harmonie (Jérémie Rhorer) and others. He collaborates regularly with violinist Tami Troman and recorder player Tiam Goudarzi. Paulo received degrees in in harpsichord and basso continue from the Paris Conservatory. He has also studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music in London, and the Accademia Chigiano of Sienna. His keen interest in 19th century music lead him to study pianoforte with Patrick Cohen, and conducting with Nicolas Brochot. Zanzu was the 3rd prize winner at the Bruges International Harpsichord Competition in 2010, which has lead to performances in many prestigious concert halls throughout the world. A dedicated teacher, he is the assistant to William Christie, founder of the ensemble Les Arts Florissants, and teaches basso continue at the conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles.

Tiam Goudarzi was born in Teheran, Iran. He took his first recorder lessons in Paris before moving in 2002 to Barcelona, where he studied at the Catalonia College of Music with Pedro Memelsdorff. There, he specialized in late-medieval polyphony (14th and 15th century ars nova). His time in Catalonia left a profound mark on the way he conceives historically-informed performance practice and the symbiotic relation between performance and musicology. A diverse performer with highly eclectic tastes, Goudarzi enjoys performing a wide range of repertoire; from troubadour songs of the 12th century, to music of the High Baroque, to contemporary composers of the 21th century. After being selected first recorder of the European Academy of Early Music in 2008, Tiam became a full-part member of Les Arts Florissants (William Christie) in 2010. He has taught recorder, chamber music, Renaissance counterpoint, and baroque ornamentation in several conservatories in France and Spain, and was appointed professor of recorder and chamber music at the Catalonia College of Music in 2013. In addition to his musical achievements, he also holds degrees in philosophy and aesthetics from Paris University.