Serene Recovery Fund

‘La Serenissima has established a deserved reputation as one of the most imaginative interpreters of 18th century Venetian music around. Its standing as an outstanding live band has been reinforced by a sequence of exceptional discs which prior to Covid-19 had created inexorable momentum for the group. The resultant inertia for any ensemble could easily have proved fatal.’

Music Web International (December 2021)


Thanks to the generosity of SRF donors in 2021, we have been able to:

  • Release albums Settecento (with Tabea Debus) & Behind Closed Doors (Brescianello Op. 1 Vol. 1) on Signum.
  • Deliver a challenging schedule of postponed concerts, including our debuts at Chipping Campden Festival & Saffron Hall.
  • Create & disseminate digital outreach for Key-stage 2 children through partnerships across the UK.
  • Research & record Tartini Violin Sonatas, including The Devil’s Trill for release next year.
  • Provide mentorship & professional opportunities to young string players through Emerging Artist Chairs.
  • Create new collaborations with Kirker Holidays & Longborough Festival Opera.
  • Research works by Ariosti, Dall’Abaco, Zavateri & an uncatalogued Vivaldi concerto: keeping artistic planning alive.
  • Explore new formats including podcasting to increase our reach.
  • Continue marketing & selling projects to maximise future sustainability.
  • Maintain a pared-down administrative team to run operations remotely, fulfil governance requirements & keep La Serenissima moving forwards.

In doing so, we have:

  • Sustained La Serenissima’s brand, market presence & charitable obligations through a viable artistic programme.

  • Supported our team of artists & protected playing techniques, artistic standards & our ethos by creating employment.
  • Connected with audiences through performance, increased recording & digital dissemination.

In 2022, we continue to fundraise through the SRF in order to:

  • Record Volume 2 of Brescianello’s Opus 1 in Cedars Hall, Wells.
  • Deliver new series of performances for St Martin-in-the-Fields and concerts for Kirker Holidays & Martin Randall Travel.
  • Develop recording plans for An Englishman Abroad (music by Brescianello, Conti, Matteis, Purcell, Telemann, Vivaldi) & other albums.
  • Launch new podcasts & improve our website to increase access to our work.
  • Support and market the release of three albums: Vivaldi’s Women (postponed by Covid-19 restrictions), Forza Azzurri & Tartini Violin Sonatas.
  • Continue our outreach programme aimed at primary school children.
  • Create & sell new programmes to maintain live audience interest.
  • Prepare applications to major funding bodies to safeguard our mission’s future.

How To Support


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Practical and transportive: Vaporetti donations will help us get from A to B. All Vaporetti donors will –
  • Be credited in La Serenissima’s 2022 recording booklets
  • Receive an advance copy of any CD made during 2022
  • Be invited to the next La Serenissima Patrons’ Event


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Elegant and efficient: Gondola donations will help us cross a turbulent lagoon. All Gondola donors benefit from the above and –
  • An invitation to the Artistic Director’s drinks reception during La Serenissima’s (postponed) Wigmore Hall residency
  • All of the benefits from Vaporetti


Once thought to be the 8th wonder of the world: Rialto donations will bridge the gap! Rialto donors benefit from the above and –
  • An invitation to the Chairman’s annual dinner
  • All of the benefits from Vaporetti and Gondola


Our most serene tier of support: Palazzo donations represent transformational support at a critical time. Palazzo donors benefit from the above and receive –
  • Personal insights into artistic, research & outreach plans from the Artistic Director as projects unfold
  • An invitation to La Serenissima’s annual Advisory Meeting
  • An invitation to La Serenissima’s annual Italian Embassy dinner

Thank you for your support

La Serenissima

Company no. 8370390 | Charity no. 1154940
Registered address: Hillside, Bourton-on-the-Hill, Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire GL56 9AH

La Serenissima is a Member of the Association of British Orchestras & a Founder Member of Opera UK.

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