“Vivaldi 4 every child.. and season” is a small project dedicated to children based on Vivaldi four seasons, arranged for flute and cello. Four seasons is a group of four concerto grossi by Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi, each of which gives musical expression to a season of the year. Our aim for this project is to bring the audience with us in a journey over all the four season of the year through just one sense: audition!
Henrique Constância was born in Azores islands (Portugal) in 1997. He started his musical studies on the violin and percussion. In 2015 he moved to Lisbon to study in the Superior Orchestra Nacional Academy where he studied cello under the guidance of Paulo Gaio Lima. As orchestra member he played in Gulbenkian orchestra, Lisbon Metropolitan orchestra, Junge deutsch-französische philharmonie, Portuguese Youth orchestra, and many others. He worked with conductors as Enrico Onofri, Semyon Bychkov, Pascal Verrot, Evegn Bushkov and Jean-Marc Burfin. Now he is continuing his study’s in the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in the class of Gideon den Herder.
On the flute, Beatrice Miniaci. Beatrice was born in 1998 in Brescia, North Italy. Since a very young age she loved music and this brought her at 11 yo to be accepted at the Conservatory of Brescia, where she graduated under the guidance of Mauro Scappini. In these years she won 1st prizes at competitions in Treviso and Bardolino and she attended summer courses with Marco Zoni, already first flute at the Scala Theater in Milan. She decided then to keep studying with Marieke Schneemann, in the Conservatory of Amsterdam, where she is currently attending the second year of the bachelor course in classical flute.