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We have been described as ‘one of the most vibrant early music ensembles in Europe today’ Wigmore Hall.
We have twice won the Gramophone Award for Baroque Instrumental & have topped the UK Specialist Classical Chart
Our music has been chosen for international advertising, TV & film – most recently for Beats holiday campaign (2022).
Outreach for primary school children & Emerging Artist Chairs continue to broaden access & opportunity.
The group has attracted more than 110,000 monthly Spotify listeners in 2022.
Our contribution to Italian culture is recognised by a partnership with the Italian Embassy to the UK.
Why Support La Serenissima?
Our work is unique. We work exclusively from our own performing editions & research.
We have nearly 30 years’ track record in creating extraordinary culture. As a lean organisation we direct maximum resources to our mission – the music.
Our commitment to musical discovery has unearthed extraordinary works by neglected composers: from Ariosti to Zavateri.
Driven by passion: we package our world-class performances to excite listeners beyond the core classical music following. In doing so, we strive to give more people access to our music.
Why Support Now?
The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to be felt across the performing arts sector. As a touring ensemble, with neither a regular venue nor recurrent funding, La Serenissima continues to suffer a dramatic loss of earned income to support its mission.
Since the pandemic, we have had to take unprecedented steps to keep the group operational and connect to audiences. Although many industries have been able to bounce back from the pandemic, the performing arts sector continues to grapple with lower box office figures since 2020. This has dramatically reduced the number of invitations to programme orchestral and large-scale projects and represents the single biggest threat to La Serenissima’s mission and sustainability.
The role of patronage in the Arts has never been more important. La Serenissima is reliant on the generosity of donors to help raise more than £100,000 to underpin our 2023 artistic programme.
We can only keep going with your support.
Thank you for your support
La Serenissima is extremely grateful to its family of supporters, without whom delivery of its mission would be impossible.
His Excellency The Ambassador of Italy to the UK
Guy Burkill KC
Michael & Felicia Crystal
Ian & Bronwen Fair*
David & Marilyn Faithfull
Michael & Rachel Faulkner
Gilly French & Jeremy Gray
Joanne & John Hindle*
Elliot Grant & Janet Thompson*
Diane & Peter Howarth
Professor Martin Kemp*
Mary Kane & Tony Loader
Tony & Criona Mackintosh*
Hilary & Grant McGowan
John Osborn CBE*
Dr Glenys Phillips*
Tom & Hilde Purves
John & Anne Robertson*
Bill & Valerie Sellwood
Gerard & Sally Strahan*
Lara Veroner Gubitosi
Seán & Janet White*
& other donors who wish to remain Anonymous
*denotes a donor to the Serene Recovery Fund
TRUSTS & FOUNDATIONS
La Serenissima is grateful to the following trusts for their support during 2022-23