Liana Mosca started studying the violin with Lee Robert Mosca at the Suzuki Talent Center in Turin. In 1988 she gained a diploma from the music conservatory "G. Verdi" in Milan with Professor
Osvaldo Scilla and in 1993 she obtained a Konzert-Diplome from the Musik Akademie Basel specializing with Professor Schneeberger. She then earned the A Certificate from the European Suzuki
Association and, in 2001, the Diploma in Kammermusik from Vienna Conservatory, as a pupil of the "Altenberg Trio".
Mosca started her concert career with the "Gustav Mahler Yugend Orchester" and the "European Union Youth Orchestra", directed by Claudio Abbado. From 1993 to 1995 she was a member of the "Deutche Kammerakademie", directed by J. Goritzky. From 1996 to 2003 she played with the "Orchestre de Chambre de Geneve" and "Camerata Basel".
In 1998 she started her collaboration with "Il Giardino Armonico", directed by Giovanni Antonini, an activity she has been carrying out with passion since, with performances and tours all over the world.
In recent years Mosca has played with the "Swiss Baroque Soloists", the "Kammerorchesterbasel" and the "Ensemble Baroque de Limoges". Since 2010 she has taken part in the integral rendition of J.S. Bach's “Cantate” at the Wienerkonzerthaus with the "Ensemble Claudiana", directed by Luca Pianca. She regularly performs as a duo with the pianist Pierre Goy. This project was born from the research of the musicologist Hervé Audéon on the study of the sonata repertoire for fortepiano and violin. This lineup has recorded the “Sonata op. 5 and op. 7” by J. Ladurner for Lyrinxs and the “6 Sonatas op. 5” by L. Boccherini for Stradivarius, both due out soon.
Mosca has participated in numerous recordings for Decca, Naïve and Alpha as a member of "Il Giardino Armonico", has recorded musics by J.F. Bohely and J. Haydn with the "Ensemble Baroque de Limoges", and in variable lineups (with violin and viola d'amore) in collaboration with the quartet "Mosaique". She has recorded “Sonate, Duetti e Trii op. II/IV” by G. Pugnani for Stradivarius; “Sonate per 2 vl e b.c.” by Bassani, Bononcini, Marini, Stradella, Cazzati, Legrenzi, etc. and - more recently - two volumes dedicated to the “Sonate per violino op. 4” by F.S. Geminiani. Mosca has other recordings for Arcana and Accent to her name.
Since 2011 she’s been a member of the string trio “Il Furibondo”.
She taught the Baroque violin and ensemble music at the conservatory “G. Verdi” in Turin and she is currently teaching at the Suzuki Academy in Turin and at Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto in Biella. She also collaborates with the Italian Suzuki Institute as a teacher trainer.
Gianni de Rosa gained a first class diploma from the music conservatory “G. Verdi” in Milan, where he was tutored by Professor Angelo Bartoletti and where he also studied composition with
Professor Ivan Fedele. He then specialized with Professor Armando Burattin, Professor Danilo Rossi and Professor Wolfram Christ. In 1992 he was awarded a scholarship and earned a diploma for
successfully attending the European Community Baroque course in Valdagno.
In 1993 de Rosa joined the Symphony Orchestra of Milan “G. Verdi”, where he played first viola from the 1994-1995 season to July 1999, performing in Italy and abroad with some of the most internationally acclaimed directors and soloists: Riccardo Muti, George Prêtre, Carlo Maria Giulini, Riccardo Chailly. He has also collaborated with the "Mahler Chamber Orchestra" and, more recently, with Turin's RAI National Symphony Orchestra.
He regularly performs in cameristic lineups with a repertoire ranging from the classic period to 20th century avantgarde and contemporary music ("Ensemble Nuove Sincronie", "Divertimento Ensemble").
De Rosa is currently collaborating with “Le Concert des Nations”, the orchestra directed by Jordi Savall, which he joined in 1991 and has since taken him in tours of Europe, the US, South America and Asia, also performing as first viola and soloist in the integral of J.S. Bach’s "6 Concerti Brandeburghesi" in prestigious venues like L’Auditori in Barcelona, the Auditorio Nacional de Madrid, the Valli Theatre in Reggio Emilia, at the Quartet Society in Milan, for the Friends of Music in Vicenza, for the University Institution of Concerts in Rome.
As first viola and soloist, De Rosa performed in tours of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, China and Korea in ensembles like the “Accademia Bizantina”, directed by Ottavio Dantone; “Ensemble Zefiro”, directed by Alfredo Bernardini; “I Barocchisti”, directed by Diego Fasolis, “La Risonanza”, directed by Fabio Bonizzoni; “Europa Galante”, directed by Fabio Biondi; “Il Giardino Armonico”, directed by Giovanni Antonini.
In 2011, together with Liana Mosca and Marcello Scandelli, de Rosa founded the string trio on historical instruments “Il Furibondo”. Their first recording, Mozart/Bach, "Preludes and Fugues K.404a", received numerous awards from specialized magazines.
De Rosa has many more recordings to his name for Decca, Naïve, Opus 111, Glossa, Arts, Chandos, Stradivarius and RTSI multimedia as well as Astrée Auvidis e Aliavox.
He is currently teacher in viola and Baroque viola at the Civic School of Music “Claudio Abbado” in Milan.
Grown up in a family of musicians, Marcello Scandelli attended the music consevatory “G. Verdi” in Milan with Giuseppe Lafranchini, first cello at La Scala Theatre. He then studied with P.
Tortelier, G. Eckard and the Trieste Trio, with which he was awarded a scholarship and a Diploma of Merit from the Chigiana Academy. He also earned a scholarship from the School of Fiesole for
best student in the chamber music class.
Scandelli is first cello of the chamber orchestra "Milano Classica", with which he performed as both conductor and soloist. In these roles he collaborates with artists like F. Gulli, A. Carfi, M. Fornaciari, F. Biondi, S. Montanari, O. Dantone, S. Kuijken, E.Gatti.
He currently collaborates as first cello with "Il Giardino Armonico", "Il Divino Sospiro, "Accademia Barocca Italiana", and has played the same role in the past with "Archipelago", "Accademia della Magnifica Comunità", "Camerata Anxanum", "Festa Rustica", "Il Falcone", "Accademia degli Invaghiti", "Il canto di Orfeo", "Accademia I Filarmonici", "Dolce e Tempesta", "Musica Laudantes", "L'Aura Soave", "Il Complesso Barocco", "Brixia Musicalis", "Ensemble Granville", "La Venexiana", "I Virtuosi delle Muse", "Ensemble baroque de Nice" and “La Verdi Barocca”, which led to performances in Europe, South America, Russia and the US. He has co-founded “La Follia Barocca” with the violinist Enrico Casazza.
In 1996 he founded the ensemble “Il Furibondo”, an instrumental group which allows him to tackle with extreme versatility repertoires ranging from 17th century canzonas to concertos, from ricercare to sacred and profane cantatas, from Renaissance dance to 18th century sonatas.
As a development of this project, in 2011 Scandelli founded the string trio on historical instruments “Il Furibondo” with Liana Mosca and Gianni de Rosa.
Scandelli has recently published the CD “Viaggio a Napoli” with Stradivarius, with musics by Leo, Durante and Fiorenza, as concertmaster and soloist. The recording was awarded 5 stars by the magazine “Musica”. In his review, Carlo Vitali writes: “The superb interpretation of the cello soloist Marcello Scandelli, master of the cantabile spiegato, is supported by the Orchestra Milano Classica: possibly an excessive name for a commendable dozen of original strings and basso continuo instruments, albeit able to give us a compelling rendition of an image of the passage between two time periods. With moods of melancholic pondering, with gracefulness sprinkled with a grain of elegant insanity [...]”
Very active in the discographic sector, Scandelli has recorded for Decca, Harmonia Mundi, Fonè, Agorà, Nuova Era, Tactus, Bongiovanni, Dynamic, Brilliant, Avie, Velut Luna, Fonit Cetra and Stradivarius.
As a Baroque cello teacher, in 2004 he participated in the international courses of antique music for “Nervi museums in music”, alongside teachers like Bob Van Asperen, Monica Huggett, Vittorio Ghielmi.