Giovanni Battista Graziadio

Bassoon and Recorder


Giovanni Graziadio began studying recorder as an autodidact when he was seven years old. He received his undergraduate degree on recorder with highest honors, at the Early Music Department of the Music Conservatory of Cosenza S. Giacomantonio. At the same school, he studied recorder with Piero Cartosio, Pietro Meldolesi, Stefano Bagliano and Tommaso Rossi, and baroque traverso with Laura Pontecorvo. He studied period bassoons with Maurizio Barigione, Giorgio Mandolesi and Alberto Grazzi, attending academic courses, seminars and masterclasses. At the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, he completed master studies in both performance practice and pedagogy on historical bassoon with Donna Agrell.

He performs as a soloist and an ensemble member with groups such as “Concerto Romano”, “Il Complesso Barocco/A. Curtis”, “I Barocchisti” from Lugano (CH), “Coin du Roi – Société d’Opéra”, the Baroque Orchestra “ORFEO FUTURO”, “Accademia Musicale dell’Annunciata”, “Stile Galante”, “Academia Montis Regalis”, “Accademia degli Astrusi”, Baroque Ensemble of the Association for Music “Antonio Il Verso” from Palermo, “Collegium Pro Musica”, “Ensemble Barocco del Conservatorio di Cosenza”, “Festa Rustica”,”Camerata Artemisia Gentileschi”, “Canal Grande” – Adriatic Baroque Orchestra, “Lautten Compagney” from Berlin.
He is a founding member of both ensembles “Abchordis”, with whom he performs throughout Europe, and “Consort Antonio Il Verso”, specializing in Renaissance music.
In October 2006, he recorded a CD, published by RADICI MUSIC, with the Department of Ancient Music of the Conservatory of Music “S.Giacomantonio” of Cosenza. In December 2008 he recorded some piece for the CD “Musicisti Calabresi,” published by FINEDIT SRL, in which he recorded some world premieres from the composer Achille Falcone (‘600), in collaboration with the Conservatory of Music of Cosenza, the “ilQuotidiano” from Calabria and the Regional Council of Calabria. In January 2010 he made a live CD and a DVD produced by Digressioni Contemplattive with “ORFEO FUTURO” baroque orchestra for the project “Anima Mea” – Music in the cathedrals of Puglia (the first ever recording of “Cantata Pastorale” by P. Cafaro, the “Beatus Vir” by N. Fago and “Laudate Dominum” by A. Ciccolini). In September 2012 he recorded the CD “Luther in Rome” for Christophorus Records (MusiContact-group) with the group Concerto Romano. In July 2013 he recorded the CD “Alto Arias by Leonardo Vinci” for Pan Classics with “Stile Galante” ensemble.  In November 2013 he recorded a CD for Sony DHM with the orchestra “Accademia degli Astrusi”. In April 2015 has recorded the CD “Arias for Luigi Marchesi” for Glossa with “Stile Galante” ensemble.

In December 2015 he took part to a recording of Sacred Cantatas by Bach and Telemann with Freiburger Barockorchester and Philippe Jaroussky published by Erato.

He has performed several times in live broadcast on Vatican Radio, also directly from the same studies, on the prestigious German radio station WDR and on Radio ORF directly from Wiener Konzerthaus.