Soqquadro Italiano is a music ensemble founded in 2011 in Bologna (Italy) by Claudio Borgianni and Vincenzo Capezzuto. The idea behind this project was born from their common interest in Italian artistic, musical and theatrical productions spanning the 16th and 17th centuries.

Regarded as one of the most unique and innovative groups on the current european music scene of the genre Classical Crossover, Soqquadro Italiano is open to all artistic languages (singing, music, dance and visual art)

With a musical repertoire ranging from ancient music to jazz, pop music and elettronic music, Soqquadro is always willing to embrace new creative inspiration, a constant search between past and present to rediscover the uniqueness and the sense of organized disorder that characterizes the word ITALIANO.

Since 2011, Soqquadro Italiano was invited to perform in Belgium, France, Italy, Holland, Spain, Ecuador, for major international events such as: Gent Festival, Operadagen Rotterdam, Ravenna Festival, Festival Barocco di Viterbo, Nomus Festival of Novi Sad, International Festival Bashmet of Yaroslavl, Sochi international Festival in Russia , International Music Festival Teatro Nacional de Sucre Quito (Ecuador) , Ludwisburgers Schlossfestspiele, Händel Festival Halle (Germany)…

Equally original is the recording path.
In 2014 the group released the Numero Zero-QDISC (box with Vinyl + CD) dedicated to the unreleased music of the 17th cen. In 2015 comes out the CD DELUXE Number One – Live, the LIVE recording of the show “From Monteverdi to Mina.”

Soqquadro Italiano has currently in its repertoire the following programs:
Who’s afraid of baroque?, From Monteverdi to Mina, Stabat Mater-Vivaldi project with the choreographies made by the Mauro Bigonzetti (International choreogrpher and formerly director of the Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company) and the collabration with Teatro di Casalmaggiore.

La Stravaganza with the Soloists of Soqquadro Italiano together with the chamber strings orchestra and art videos. The première of this program it was held at the International Winter Festivl in Sochi directed by Yuri Bashmet.

SCHUBERT “nobody’s room” will be the new show that will debut as world première on the 13th of May in Pistoia (IT) with the collaboration of the Fondazione Pistoiese Promusica.

Claudio Borgianni e Vincenzo Capezzuto © photo by Sergio Perini
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Since four years Vincenzo Capezzuto performs as guest singer with L’Arpeggiata, directed by Christina Pluhar, partecipating on the recordings: Via Crucis 2010, Los Pajaros Perdidos 2012, Mediterraneo 2013  and Music for a while 2014  release by EMI /Virgin Classics and touring all over the international music Festivals, including the Carnegie Hall in New York, the BBCProms and Wigmore Hall of London and the Accademia Filarmonica Romana. He worked both as a dancer and a singer with the Accordone Ensemble at the Salzburg Music Festival and with European Baroque Orchestra. The american writer Donna Leon invited him, as the only singer, for her project Gondola (book + CD ) with the Pomo d’oro baroque ensemble directed by Riccardo Minasi and with Cecilia Bartoli as special guest, singing the Venetian “Arie da Battello” of the 18th century. He also participated on the recording “Ti amo anche se non so chi sei” together with the most prestigious italian singers as: Franco Battiato, Lucio Dalla and Gianni Morandi.

Vincenzo ha danced as Principal dancer with San Carlo Opera House of Naples, English National Ballet, Ballet Argentino of Julio Bocca, MMcompany of Michele Merola and Aterballetto receiving many international awards.

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After finishing his musical studies, Claudio Borgianni  worked as writer and actor playing many roles around Italy and abroad . In 2009, he signed the dramaturgy for the show Per anima sola on the figure of the famous castrato Senesino with the Orchestra Accademia Bizantina for the festival Contemporaneamente barocco. In 2010 he collaborated with the Orchestra La Verdi for a project dedicated to the neapolitan music of the Eighteenth Century and he partecipated as a writer at the CD “Tutta colpa dell’amore” by Roberto and Marinella Ferri.

From 2006 to 2011, Claudio directed the Bauci Teatro Company realizing artistic productions including “Storia di un fiore che Dio fece nascere per sbaglio” on the figure of the poetess Dina Ferri where drama, dance and music become the artistic elements which Claudio uses creating afterward the project Soqquadro Italiano which he founded in 2011 along with Vincenzo Capezzuto.

Artistic collaborations

Simone Vallerotonda
Luciano Orologi
Gabriele Miracle
Giulia Nuti
Marco Forti
Lorenzo Feder
Simone Prando
Ludovico Minasi
Fabio Fiandrini
Cristina Spelti
Corrado Cristina
Leonardo Ramadori