From Venice, Italy comes this group of master musicians - Interpreti Veneziani. They made their debut in 1987, immediately gaining reputation for the “…youthful exuberance and all-Italian brio characterizing their performances,” becoming a main attraction for both local and visitors to the romantic city. In Venice only they play a total of some 350 concerts, with over 60,000 subscribers to their own season at the San Vidal Church, where Vivaldi used to play, and where his spirit still hangs strong.
Playing on original instruments, specializing in mostly Baroque music, the individual talent of the members, their expertise as soloists and ensemble musicians and the high level of performances have earned the Interpreti an enthusiastic welcome from both audiences and critics alike.
Their most recent major achievements include appearances in the Bayreuth Festival and concerts in Stockholm’s Royal Palace during the “Water Festival”; and in Leningrad’s Belozelsky Hall, participation in the World Vision telemarathon at the Kirov Theater to mark the reinstatement of the name St. Petersburg; a concert at the Osaka Symphony Hall in live broadcast for Japanese radio; concerts at the Tokyo Kjoy Hall and the Yokohama Minato Mirari Hall during three tours in Japan, and participation in the “Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields” festival in Ballarat and Melbourne Australia, where they have toured in 2003.
In January 2004 the Interpreti Veneziani performed in Istanbul and in Venesuela and the Bahamas. They performed in Algeria, and are scheduled to perform in Mexico, Guatemala and Venezuela in the near future.
Interpreti Veneziani have 15 albums to their name, all on Rivo Alto label.
Even though it is difficult to reproduce the Venetian atmosphere and Vivaldi’s music in concert halls, Interpreti Veneziani manage to do the impossible – they unfold the silence of the lagoon and the romanticism of the city wherever they go, feeling that no other composer renders Venice better than he does.
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