gianluca bersanetti began his journey in #composition in a way that is familiar to many of us who are represented here. as a boy of about ten years old, he idolized the likes of #bach, mozart, and beethoven and, as he says, "those years and styles--late #baroque, #classical, and early romantic--were formative for my taste." bersanetti writes in a wide range of styles, from renaissance to #contemporary, "but over the last 18 years or so [he] found a thriving community of 'historical' #composers on the internet." he also credits vox sæculorum, and also grant colburn (whose tireless efforts have given us considerable visibility in the early music community) with opening doors to a number of prominent baroque performers and ensembles worldwide who have either commissioned or performed ready-to-go works in a number of countries. playing here is his g minor #concerto for four harpsichords--a very popular work that has prompted him to begin writing another.
on march 11, a concert featuring gianluca's new baroque works will be held at 2424 euclid st., santa monica, california.
gianluca is a true #virtuoso in this community and his humility belies a great talent. in his words, "there's no magic to my composing; just hard work and trying to finish whatever music i'm composing at the moment with the sparse free time i have. i also spend an inordinate amount of time, still pleasurably, going over the music and refining it to my best abilities. this, unfortunately, never stops." there is no magic. it's just what we do.