Giulio Quirici draws from traditions old and new. He plays theorbo with world-class acts in the field of baroque music, and his original work as a composing guitarist is attracting attention for its inventiveness – “We never heard music like this before” Akustik Gitarre Magazine
Giulio taught himself to read and write music as a teenager, and received a Master’s degree at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague having studied jazz guitar and baroque lute. During his studies Quirici came to prominence as a basso continuo player: from large concert halls to intimate chamber music he toured Europe, South and North America, Asia. His theorbo playing appears on Sony Classical, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, Warner Classics and many more.
Prestigious collaboration include the likes of Amsterdam Concertgebouw Camerata, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Capella Cracoviensis, conductors Currentzis, Nezet-Seguyn, Bruggen, Onofri, countless operatic soloists and international ensembles. Giulio won chamber music prizes at the Göttingen Händel Competition and Van Wassenaar Competition with Radio Antiqua.
As a director, Quirici produced the first ever recording of Jean Baptiste Morin’s Parisian cantatas. Awarded ‘5 Diapasons’, this prémiere features Canadian sopranos Stefanie True, Zsuzsi Toth, Michaela Riener and Lautenwerk, Giulio’s own period-instruments ensemble.
In 2020 Giulio released Day One, an acoustic set in duo with baroque cellist Petr Hamouz. Performed on a self-designed type of guitar, this original session received high praises from the international press. Keep an eye out for Giulio’s new solo album, Passage, out June 10th!