We gladly announce that harpsichordist Francesco Corti will be our new principal guest conductor. Our first project is the album with soprano Emöke Barath to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Barbara Strozzi. Francesco Corti (Arezzo, 1984) studied organ and harpsichord in Perugia, Geneva and Amsterdam. Prized at the Bach-Wettbewerb Leipzig (2006) and at the Bruges Harpsichord Competition (2007). Member of Les Musiciens du Louvre, Ensemble Zefiro, Bach Collegium Japan, Harmonie Universelle, Concert des Nations, Les Tamens Lyriques. Conducts regularly Les Musiciens du Louvre, is invited as guest conductor by Pomo d’Oro, Holland Baroque Society and De Nederlandse Bach Vereniging. Francesco Corti performs as soloist all over Europe, USA, Latin America, Far East, and is invited to play in halls like the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Bozar in Bruxelles, the Salle Pleyel in Paris, the Tonhalle in Zürich . Solo recordings include L. Couperin, Bach’s Partitas, Mozart’s Piano Quartets and K. 488 concerto, Haydn Sonatas. Masterclasses all over the world. Since September 2016, professor of harpsichord and thorough bass at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.