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La Serenissima win Gramophone award for Best Baroque Instrumental

posted on 11/09/17

Period instrument ensemble and MRT festival performers La Serenissima have been awarded Best Baroque Instrumental by classical music magazine Gramophone for their album The Italian Job, released in February 2017.

The album includes works by composers from four different Italian cities, all of which have a rich musical tradition. Venice is represented by Tomaso Albinoni, Antonio Caldara and Antonio Vivaldi, Bologna by Giuseppe Torelli, Padua by Giuseppe Tartini and Rome by Arcangelo Corelli.

La Serenissima, founded by violinist and director Adrian Chandler in 1994, are renowned for their novel approaches to the music of eighteenth century Venice and connected composers. Uniquely, they present musical performances in concert and recording where all the research and editorial work is their own.

The ensemble will receive their award in a London ceremony streamed live by, Classic FM and Gramophone on 13 September. Past and present Gramophone award winners will perform at the event, including The Tallis Scholars and Peter Phillips, Benjamin Appl, Carolyn Sampson, Iestyn Davies and Joseph Middleton, and the Pan–Armenian Symphony Orchestra.

La Serenissima feature on the programme of our Vivaldi in Venice festival (6–11 November 2017) as well as A Festival of Music in Franconia (25 August–1 September 2018), where they perform Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at Schloss Weißenstein in Pommersfelden.

By Miles Rowland, Digital Marketing Assistant.


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