The Harpsichord Player

Rosana LanzelotteConsidered one of the best Brazilian harpsichord players, Rosana Lanzelotte graduated at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague (Holland). She has played in important halls throughout her country as well as in Europe, including recitals at the Wigmore Hall (London), Salle Gaveau (Paris) and Carnegie Hall (NY).

Rosana has released six solo CDs, among which Nazareth and The Brazilian Harpsichord, devoted to Brazilian music of the XXth century, pointed out as one of the five best releases of the year. She has recorded the first harpsichord version of the The Seven Last Words by Haydn and the Sonatas by the Portuguese composer Pedro Antonio Avondano.

Her extensive research on the composer Sigismund Neukomm led to the CD, recorded with Ricardo Kanji, both nominated for the 2009 Latin Grammy and awarded the Bravo Prize. She has also written the book “Sigismund Neukomm: my trip to Brazil”, a biographical essay on the period the composer spent in Brazil, where he started the chamber music tradition

As a chamber player, she has recorded Brillante and Carlo Graziani’s Sonatas, with Antonio Meneses, as well as Amor Brazileiro, Musica Sacra do Brasil and Missa Pastoril, for the French label K617.
In 2006 she has been honored as Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, by the French government.

Some reviews:

“… She is a master of the keyboard and makes it sing with great refinement.”
J.J. Moraes

“Here is an artist completely attuned to the differing styles of her chosen composers, completely confident and playing with composure backed by a superlative technique.”
Geoffrey Crankshaw – Musical Opinion, London

“The accuracy, precise way of playing and the graciousness dominated the performance of a very attractive program.”
Georges Gallician – Le Méridional, Marseille

“Rosana Lanzelotte is one of the best harpsichord players of the present. With her art, she transcends the frontiers of the Brazilian scene, with respect to technique and expression of her interpretations. ”
Luís Antônio Giron – Gazeta Mercantil, São Paulo

“Rosana Lanzelotte plays the baroque repertoire with such an easiness, the privilege of accomplished artists.”
Luiz Paulo Horta – O Globo, Rio de Janeiro

“…accurate and passionate touch…a rare intelligence guides her interpretations.”
Antônio Gonçalves Filho – O Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo