The Da Vinci Fissure Flute
was made in 2019 on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the death of L. de Vinci by the renowned manufacturer of recorders Giacomo Andreola of Sondrio in collaboration with Anne Kirchmeier, commissioned by the Leonardo da Vinci Cultural Research Association of Sion ARCLV.
The ARCLV and flautist Anne Kirchmeier's project is to demonstrate, unlike the previous theses *, that these flutes are functional as drawn by Leonardo.
Da Vinci Fissure Flute maker
Giacomo Andreola, Sondrio
Alongside his humanistic and pedagogical studies, he has always cultivated musical studies by deepening both the theoretical and historical aspects of music.
An expert in applied music teaching in over twenty years of teaching in primary school, he has held refresher courses for primary teachers and harmony and score reading courses for middle school teachers.
He attended the International Courses of Ancient Music in Urbino for many years, specializing in the performance of Renaissance and Baroque instruments under the guidance of Claudio Canevari, Bernard Kreise, Nina Stern and Dalva Jamardo, while attending courses in Musical Analysis, Harmony and Counterpoint and Construction of ancient instruments with the harpsichordist Giorgio Barucchieri.
He attended a music therapy course in Assisi.
At the Civic School of Milan he attended a recorder course with Nina Stern and a baroque oboe course with Maestro Paolo Grazzi.
He taught for several years the course "GUIDA ALL'ASCOLTO" at the Civic School of the Municipality of Sondrio, he collaborated with the University of the Third Age of Sondrio giving lectures on the HISTORY of MUSIC and musical instruments.
On behalf of the Bibiloteca Civica he has held numerous MUSICAL CONVERSATIONS in preparation for the scheduled concerts.
He has held workshops on TEMPERAMENT at the Conservatory of Bologna and at the Civic School of Milan.
Since 1980 he has been dealing with the problems inherent in the reconstruction of ancient instruments, making virginials and models of Renaissance flutes, baroque and chalumeaux. For the Museo della Scala in Milan he has taken measurements of an ivory Anciuti flute and made some faithful copies. Many of his instruments have been used for CD recordings and in concerts by musicians such as Anne Kirchmeier, Giorgio Matteoli, Antonio Carrilho, Giovanni Antonini, David Bellugi, Andrea Bornstein, Giovanni Toffano, etc..
Lately he has realized on commission of the Association of Cultural Research Leonardo da Vinci of Sion fissure flutes inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's drawings.