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Our ambition is to build quality harpsichords. Give life to a work of art that has meaning, that tells our time and its controversies. An exquisite work, crafted so that each instrument has its uniqueness. The spruce wood used in our soundboards is seasoned at high altitudes, laid carefully on the ground, free to release its sap and naturally season. The harmonic tables of Italians are in spruce and cypress. The valuable woods such as: Padouk, Ebony Makassar, Rosewood, Bois de Rose, Walnut, Ebony, Bosso, used in our instruments, are a signature of an inimitable beauty.

Give your talent, the harpsichord it deserves. Here is our goal.

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"The instruments themselves are in the top rank of reconstruction and one of Frezzato & Di Mattia harpsichords was completed only weeks before the 2015 recording session. Another was finished the previous year. Both are after instruments by Giovanni Battista Giusti who was working in Florence in the second half of the sixteenth century. I wonder if Handel played some of Giusti's keyboards? The other instrument, which features especially on CD 4, is a copy of a 1612 Ruckers and has a superb bass. Listen to the Partita in C minor to realise its gorgeous mellowness. There is also a double manual ‘harpsichord ravalement’. This has been an instrument (re)designed by the Ruckers family which has had its range extended to five octaves."

Gary Higginson

Fonte Music Web International

La Miseria Umana

La Miseria Umana - Cembali Frezzato & Di Mattia

Thirty-four stanzas of absolute and uniform lyrical tension, where you go, how long a Dantesque, to walk un'accidentata downward spiral, until you reach the hell of a shiny reflection, conscious and naked, the abyss of injury and fiction that is the human condition. Today, yesterday, as always.

Cinzia Laura Di Mattia

SATINE

SATINE - Cembali Frezzato & Di Mattia

This anthology looks inside the lyrical ego universe without any shame and hesitation, pouring on the sheet a complex and cerebral world where body and mind are one with the poetic word that is also destined to pointing out the boundaries .

Carla Frezzato

Carla Frezzato - Cembali Frezzato & Di Mattia

She formed musically in her city, Rovigo, where in 1996 she obtained the diplomas of Piano and Acoustic Music. In 1997 she follows the Fortepiano Florentine Laboratory, restoration workshop with M° C. Clarke at the Accademia Bartolomeo Cristofori in Florence. In July 1998, in Germany, she attended the Advanced Course for piano technicians at the prestigious Seiler Institute. The following year she attends a high-level course for builders, tuners and harpsichord decorators organized by the Tuscany and Emilia Romagna Regions.Between 2003 and 2004 she follows the IV Fortepiano Laboratory, restoration workshop of Square Piano in Florence. In the same year, at the G. Bandini Constructors Laboratory in Imola, she followed a seminar on the construction of Neapolitan harpsichords held by M° Grant O' Brian. In 2007 during the VII Florentine laboratory of fortepiano she attended the restoration course held by M° C. Clarke "The magic of Pleyel". Parallel to professional growth, she begins a series of collaborations as a restorer for the most important Italian theaters, including the restoration and recovery of the pianos of the La Fenice theater in Venice with M° A. Montalbano. From 1999 to 2001 she works as a partner - builder of harpsichords with M° Franco Barucchieri. Between June and July 2006 she takes care of the restoration of the Steinway & Sons pianos of the Giuseppe Verdi Symphonic Orchestra Foundation in Milan. She has worked on some restorations with M° Ferdinando Granziera. From 2005 to 2017 she was technical manager, piano and fortepiano tuner of the Scuole Civiche Foundation - Milan International Academy of Music and their respective schools; Paolo Grassi and the Department of Jazz, whose staff boasts well-known masters such as M° Enrico Intra and M° Franco Cerri. In 2006/2007 she was Tuner / technician of the Teatro Sociale di Como. In 2006 she was technical manager of the Blutner of Villa Monastero (Varenna). In August 2008 she tuned for Maestro De Maria for the Asiago Festival. Between 2012/2013 you are tuner / technician of the Teatro Sociale di Rovigo. Since 2013 she collaborates with the Lardi Piano company in Switzerland. From 2014 to 2017 she was responsible for the instruments of the ancient music section at the Scuole Civiche Foundation of Milan. Since 2015 she is the maintenance of the ancient music instruments of the "Benedetto Marcello" Music Conservatory of Venice and for the Pollini Conservatory of Padua she builds a C. Zell German school harpsichord - two manuals and a fortepiano with an inscription Johann Andeas Stein, Augsburg 1773. Today she is the owner of "Cembali Frezzato & Di Mattia". She builds, restores and grants antique musical instruments: fortepianos, harpsichords, virginals and spinets.

Cembali Frezzato & Di Mattia

We are waiting for you at the MA FESTIVAL Bruges from 4 to 7 August 2018

THE SOUND OF OUR HARPSICHORD - BACH

THE SOUND OF OUR HARPSICHORD - BACH - Cembali Frezzato & Di Mattia

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Edition Brilliant Classics. The harpsichord used is a Frezzato & Di Mattia copy of J. Ruckers "grand revalement" Antwerp 1612 .

THE SOUND OF OUR HARPSICHORD -HANDEL

THE SOUND OF OUR HARPSICHORD -HANDEL - Cembali Frezzato & Di Mattia

Complete Harpsichord Music Edition Brilliant Classics - The instruments used are: A copy of J. Ruckers harpsichord Flemish two manuals and two cymbals U.K. Righteous Italian school.

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