Harpsichordist Michele Barchi was born to an eclectic artists family in Brescia, Italy in 1966 and in 1988 he graduated in pianoforte with Maria Isabella De Carli at Milano Conservatory. Michele subsequently also graduated as a harpsichordist.
Michele collaborated as continuo and solo harpsichord player with the famous Italian baroque ensemble "Il Giardino Armonico", playing in the best festivals around the world as well as performing on recordings with prestigious labels,including Teldec, RAI, Radio France Classique, Radio Svizzera, West Deutsche Rundfunk and ORF Austria.
In 2003, Claudio Abbado requested Michele as soloist and continuo in the Luzern Festival. He also performed in Salzburg with Riccardo Muti in 2007 and collaborated with the "Ensemble 415", directed by Chiara Banchini.
From an early age Michele has designed, built and decorated his own instruments and he is now an appreciated builder and painter of keyboard instruments.
Michele Barchi currently plays a "Giusti" model harpsichord, built by Paolo Biordi, and restored and decorated by himself.
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