Recorder workshop

Recorder workshop with Romeo Ciuffa

Friday, October 15, 2021 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Lions Club Hall, 103 Bonnet Ave, Salt Spring Island

Cost $60.00

To register, please use the registration link on the right of this page.  If you don’t see the link (it doesn’t seem to appear on some devices), please send an email to [email protected] and we will get you registered.  

Romeo Ciuffa, Italian recorder and traverso specialist will present a recorder workshop open to recorder players of all ages and levels.  Mr. Ciuffa is a sought-after baroque flute and recorder player, and has had a stellar musical career, performing, recording, and teaching internationally. He performs regularly with Contrasto Armonico, is the founding member of the “Cappella Musicale Enrico Stuart Duke of York”, and founded the “Arcangelo Corelli Ensemble” with which he recorded ten CDs of excerpts from Seventeenth and Eighteenth century European music.   To hear Romeo’s playing watch a recent Salt Spring Baroque concert here:

This informal workshop is an opportunity for players to learn about baroque performance practice on recorder.  Participants will learn about recorder repertoire from the baroque period, and will have an opportunity to play both individually and in groups. The pitch will be A=440 Hz.  Lunch will be provided.

Covid-19:  All participants will be required to show proof of full Covid-19 vaccination.  Masks will be required when not playing an instrument.  Players will be placed 6 feet apart, and extra room ventilation (using a Corsi-Rosenthal box) will be used.  Hand sanitization will be in place.  If the workshop is canceled due to Covid-19, or a participant becomes ill and cannot attend, tuition will be fully refunded.

More about Romeo:

Romeo Ciuffa is from Rome, Italy. He began playing music at eight years of age in a local band, and took his first flugelhorn classes at that time. In 1989 he studied french horn at the Conservatoire of S. Cecilia in Rome, under the supervision of M° Luciano Giuliani. Romeo also studied bass tuba and trombone at the Conservatoire.  Here he studied different musical styles, but was most deeply touched and impressed by ancient music from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.  Romeo then studied the recorder at the Conservatoire “O. Respighi” in Latina instructed by M° Paolo Capirci. He has attended master-classes in Italy and abroad with Marion Verrebruggen, Dan Laurin, Kees Boeke and Pedro Memelsdorff. 

Besides his musical experiences in Italy, Romeo has held concerts in China (Beijing), North Korea (Pyongyang) and Mongolia (Ulan Bator), in Russia, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Holland, France, Spain, Switzerland, Zambia, Syria, Germany, Japan, Finland, Estonia, Hungary, Albania.  In 1997 Romeo founded the “Arcangelo Corelli Ensemble” with which he recorded ten CDs of excerpts from Seventeenth and Eighteenth century European music.  In the following years he joined several Roman musicians specializing in baroque practice and formed the “Cappella Musicale Enrico Stuart Duke of York” giving Mr. Cuiffa the opportunity to record works by M.A. Charpentier, M.R. Delalande, J.P. Rameau, and J.B. de Boismortier.  

In 2006 Romeo obtained his academic degree in Musicology at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” summa cum laude. In 2012 he gave a master-class at the Royal College of Music of London at the department for the historical practice guided by Ashley Solomon.  He is now the musical director of “Rassegna Cembalistica”, “I Concerti di Campagna”, “MonteCompatri in Jazz”: all musical events promoted in the “Castelli Romani” zone, near Rome, with musicians from all over the world.

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Overtura / allegro, Allegro, Paesana, Largo, Giga “Postiglione”

Georg Philipp Telemann  Sonata in b minor
Tafelmusik I | TWV 41:h4
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