In a special collaboration with WMU’s Medieval Institute, Corina Marti will perform a recital of 14th-century music, featuring period instruments including the clavisimbalum and early flutes from the Medieval period. The clavisimbalum is the “ancestor” of the clavichord and harpsichord and is likely the first known keyboard instrument in Western music other than the pipe organ. Marti is a Swiss-born artist on the faculty of Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, and she is a noted expert on Medieval and Early Renaissance music.
|ANONYMOUS, after Bartolino da Padova||In perial sedendo|
|GHERARDELLO DA FIRENZE||Per non far lietto|
|ANONYMOUS, after Jacopo da Bologna||Aquila altera|
|DON PAOLO DA FIRENZE||Era Venus|
|GUILLAME DE MACHAUT||Quant je suis mis au retour|
Corina Marti was born in Switzerland, where she received her first two degrees in ‘early music’ (Renaissance/Baroque flute and in harpsichord). However, her heart belongs to Medieval and Early Renaissance music. Passion for it has brought her to the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis from where she graduated with distinction under the guidance of Pierre Hamon and Kathrin Bopp. In 2003, she joined the faculty of Schola’s Department for Medieval and Renaissance Music as a tutor for medieval flutes and keyboard instruments. She is frequently invited to coach master classes.
In addition to her work with LA MORRA, where she plays early flutes and keyboard instruments (clavicimbalum and clavicytherium), she enjoys performing Baroque and contemporary music and has appeared both as a soloist and with various ensembles (including Jordi Savall’s Hesperion XXI) all over Europe and in Middle East. Apart from the CDs with LA MORRA, she has recorded seventeenth-century music from Lombardy and J. S. Bach’s flute sonatas, as well as music from fifteenth- and early sixteenth-century German keyboard and lute sources (with Michal Gondko). The year 2011 saw the CD release of I dilettosi fiori, her solo recital on the early flutes and clavisimbalum.