Diego Leverić, in the art as Edicole Grevi is a lute player, performing on authentic baroque lutes. For his first soloist CD “Weiss à Rome” he was rewarded with a maximum of 5 stars for the artistic and technique aspect by Amadeus a renowned Italian music journal.
With his ensemble ArtiCoolAzione and with prolific contratenor Leandro Marziotte, he released inedited cantatas for the label Arcana (Outhere). He performed concerts throughout Europe, Brazil and China, and the most important places are: the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, the Shanghai Symphony Hall, Fudan University in Shanghai, the Antonio Vivaldi Conservatory in Alessandria, the Sanssouci Festival in Potsdam, baroque festival “Vbv” in Varaždin/Croatia.
Diego Leverić was born in Rovinj in 1988. He started learning classical guitar at the elementary school Vladimir Nazor in Rovinj, with prof. Domagoj Terzić. After finishing elementary school in Rovinj, he enrolls and subsequently graduates with excellent success the theoretical direction and guitar in the Secondary music school Ivan Matetić – Ronjgov in Pula. During his studies he attended numerous summer schools and seminars in Croatia and abroad (Slovenia and Italy) with distinguished professors: Ante Čagalj, Viktor Vidović, Xhevdet Sahatxhi and Carlo Marchione.
In 2008, he enrolled the Musicology Studies at the Music College in Cremona, Italy, where in the meantime, beeing enchanted by the Renaissance and Baroque music, he choose further education at the private school with prof. Maurizio Piantelli in Lodi, with whom he attended classes of Renaissance lute, theories, archlute and baroque guitars.
In the class of prof. Diego Cantalupi, he graduated at the Conservatory in Bari with a maximum rating of 110 cum laude.
He has done masterclasses and private lessons with the greatest lute players of today: Hopkinson Smith, Paul O’Dette, Eduardo Eguez, Evangelina Mascardi, Andrea Damiani, Massimo Lonardi. In 2012, at the second edition of the international lute competition presided by M° Paul O’Dette he won the first prize in the solo category and the first prize in the overall category of “chamber music” with the duo “Sursum Corda” with Teodoro Baù (viola da gamba). He is one of the winners at the international competition “Concursos Internacionais de Jovens Interpretes de Musica Antiga” in Lisbon, Portugal.
Thanks to the ADRIS group he had several chances to perform at the opening ceremonies of important art exhibitions in Rovinj. He played in orchestras and ensembles directed by: Claudio Scimone (I Solisti Veneti), Martin Gester, Marco Mencoboni, Federico Ferri, Andrea De Carlo, Alessandro De Marchi, Stefano Molardi, Joachim Fontaine, Tomislav Facini.
Leverić Diego performed as soloist and in ensembles in Croatia, Belgium, Brasil, China, Hungary, Italy, France, Lithuania, Holland, Germany, Russia, Serbia, Switzerland and Turkey.
He held several lute lessons and his presence enhanced numerous important events: at the Fudan University of Shanghai, at the Federal University of Uberlândia in Brasil, at the Zagreb Music Academy, at the Guitar Fest in Croatia, at the High School in Rijeka, at the Eskisehir Conservatory, at the Yasar University of Izmir in Turkey, at the Conservatory A.Vivaldi in Alessandria and at the Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali O. Vecchi in Modena.
He recorded for Arcana, Sony, Naive, and Marcello Villa Cremona. In 2014 Leverić founded the baroque ensemble ArtiCoolAzione with which he had opportunity to record inedited Napolitain cantatas for the Arcana, with Leandro Marziotte. The baroque ensemble is trying to spread the beauty of baroque music. Arcana (Outhere) released their CD entitled Frangi Cupido i Dardi. The young musicians are playing all baroque genres on a copy of the original instruments from that period.
Last update: January 2018