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Tartini 250 coming soon!

2021-07-28 13:20:23
Thanks to the generosity of our Serene Recovery Funders, La Serenissima is on course to make a new album of sonatas by extraordinary violinist-composer Giuseppe Tartini. Our Tartini 250 plan had to become Tartini 250+1 in response to Covid-19’s derailment of group music-making. Adrian is ecstatic to be recording this album at last which will […]

Ecco gli Italiani! New album, podcasting & outreach underway

2021-05-23 22:10:06
Thanks to the generosity of funders Continuo Foundation and Arts Council England (Culture Recovery Fund Round 2) members of La Serenissima are preparing for 4 days of sessions during June in fabulous (favourite) venue Cedars Hall at Wells Cathedral School (Somerset).

A Serene start to 2021

2021-01-10 16:36:16
The first week of January saw the group notch up 11,000+ streams on Spotify for new single by Dall’Abaco, the first of 3 tracks to be aired ahead of new album Settecento coming out on Signum on 12th February. Keep an eye out for singles by Vandini and Vivaldi over the intervening weeks! BBC Music […]

The UK’s Culture Recovery Fund fails to support La Serenissima

2020-10-20 14:20:14
La Serenissima learned on Monday 12 October that its application to the UK’s Culture Recovery Fund has failed. The outcome places La Serenissima outside the 1,974+ organisations who will benefit from the Chancellor’s landmark support for the Arts, putting the work of the ensemble in serious peril as it heads towards many more months without […]

COVID-19 Artist Relief Fund launched

2020-03-24 12:01:22
La Serenissima has taken the unprecedented step of launching a Crowdfunding campaign via Global Giving to raise money to support its freelance workforce during the COVID-19 crisis. Our aim is to give our musicians a proportion of the fees they would have earned from planned work with La Serenissima, had the performances not been shut […]

PLAY WITH US!

2020-02-14 16:52:33
EMERGING ARTIST CHAIRS Audition Date: Monday 16 March 2020 Venue: Holy Innocents Church, Paddenswick Road, London W6 0UB (Nearest tube: Ravenscourt Park, District Line) AUDITION DAY 2020 La Serenissima invites applications from instrumentalists who: Love Italian baroque music Play on period-instruments: violin, viola, cello, bass, oboe & bassoon  Are postgraduate level OR recently graduated OR in the early stages of a freelance career Are under […]

The Godfather new album out now

2019-11-15 11:33:14
The Godfather has been released on Signum Records! Featuring music by a host of Italian and German masters including JS Bach, Brescianello, Fasch, Pisendel, Telemann and Vivaldi, the album has already been praised by BBC Radio 3 for its ‘on-point playing’ (Essential Classics) and ended a triumphant hour dedicated to ‘La Serenissima at 25’ on […]

La Serenissima at Wigmore Hall

2019-11-21 11:29:55
On Tuesday 12 May 2020 La Serenissima will present its flagship programme Vivaldi’s Women at London’s Wigmore Hall. https://wigmore-hall.org.uk/whats-on/whats-on This concert of sacred music by Vivaldi, including the recently discovered Nisi Dominus for three voices, chalumeau and strings, will feature soloists Julia Doyle, Renata Pokupić, and Hilary Summers. Adrian Chandler writes about the programme: given […]

Crowdfunding for new album The Godfather

2018-11-23 11:53:47
We’ve launched a new campaign via Global Giving to support the costs of making new recording The Godfather. Please visit Global Giving to donate and help us reach our target! Donations made on Tuesday 27 November #GivingTuesday will receive additional funding by Global Giving so do make a note in your diaries to support us […]

Putting the rock in baroque: Vivaldi x2 makes No. 1

2018-08-06 13:24:00
New release Vivaldi x2 hit the market on 20 July and entered the UK Specialist Classical Chart at No. 1. This extraordinary achievement reflects growing interest driven by a recent successful crowdfunding campaign and developing followers through recent flagship programmes The Four Seasons and Gramophone Award winner The Italian Job. The new record has been widely […]

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