The first concert programme on the bill of the 42nd edition of the Rossini Opera Festival: on the 12th August at 3.30 p.m. at the Teatro Rossini the Solisti Veneti, conducted by Giuliano Carella, will perform Rossini’s Sei sonate a quattro (six string quartets) in the critical edition prepared for the Fondazione Rossini by Matteo Giuggioli.
Founded at Padua in 1959 by Claudio Scimone, the Solisti Veneti have won the highest awards in the international musical field, from the Grammy Award of Los Angeles to the Grand Prix du Disque of the Académie Charles Cros, Paris, and the Académie du Disque Lyrique, together with the original Premio del Festivalbar and the “Una vita nella musica” prize of the Rubinstein Association, which in Italy is considered a Nobel Prize for music. They have been featured in important television programmes, among which Haydn’s “The Seven Last Words” in the Scrovegni chapel (staged by Ermanno Olmi), and François Reichenbach’s “Vivaldi peintre de la musique”. They have performed with the leading singers and instrumentalists of our day, from Placido Domingo to Marilyn Horne, James Galway, Salvatore Accardo, and Uto Ughi among others. In 1965 they became the first in Italy to play for children in school, and they hold master classes on the interpretation of Venetian music both abroad and in Italy, where every year they organize the Accademia de I Solisti Veneti. To perpetuate the memory of Claudio Scimone, who died in 2018, Clementine Scimone, Giuliano Carella and the Orchestra continue to perpetuate his spiritual and aesthetic heritage.