Domenico Cerasani

Lute player

Born in the italian region of Abruzzo, Domenico Cerasani graduated in classical guitar at the Musikhochschule in Hannover with Frank Bungarten. He decides then to dedicate himself to the early plucked instruments, studying with Massimo Lonardi at the Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali in Pavia, where he obtained the Master of Music with distinction. In the following years he completed a Master at the Musikhochschule in Trossingen with Rolf Lislevand, specialising in chamber music with the highest mark, followed by important international experiences, both as soloist and in chamber music ensembles and orchestras. Among recordings as continuo player on lute, theorbo, archlute and baroque guitar, he recorded several solo CDs, including two solo lute recordings published by Brilliant Classics and internationally praised by the critics. Currently he teaches guitar and lute at the Musikschule in St. Gallen, trying to develope teaching methods based on empathy. He is furthermore graduated in classical philology at the University of Rome. Always fascinated by research in music, he published several articles on musicological topics and is working on his PhD dissertation at the University of Bern on the baroque guitarists of Bologna, the city where he lives and enjoys the lively musical tradition of the past and the present.