Ensemble Guarneri di Venezia
The Ensemble Guarneri di Venezia ranks among the leading string formations in Italy. The world class and extensive training of its musicians are undoubted, and their fame across Europe, North America and Asia has translated into more than 1,000 wildly successful performances. This season, the Ensemble Guarneri di Venezia offers a series of concerts that include masterpieces of the Baroque and Romantic periods. The best part: You will not know the exact setlist until you have taken your seat! Each of the performances takes place at the fabulous Sala degli Specchi in Ca’ Zenobio Collegio Armeno. An outstanding example of Baroque architecture with frescoes by Louis Dorigny and Giambattista Tiepolo, the venue is a perfect match to the music and creates one complete, memorable experience.
As the musicians of Ensemble Guarneri di Venezia have a wide-ranging repertoire from which to choose, this season they will change between three distinct performances. The Ensemble Guarneri Classic concert features the music of Antonio Vivaldi, Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber and George Frideric Handel. The Ensemble Guarneri Virtuoso concert gives audiences a taste of different epochs in musical history. It includes well-known masterpieces by George Frideric Handel, Gioachino Rossini, Georges Bizet, Antonio Vivaldi and François Francoeur. The programme’s wider focus and range reflect the ensemble’s skill and talent marvellously. To please the lovers of Antonio Vivaldi and his contemporaries, Ensemble Guarneri Baroque offers a true-to-form period performance, complete with authentic instruments from this most inventive and exciting time in music history.
Needless to say, the three time-defying concerts feel right at home at the opulent Ca’ Zenobio Collegio Armeno in Venice. The location has a history of attracting artists from around the world. Fans of popular music might recognise it as the setting of Madonna’s famous video for her hit ‘Like A Virgin’. This season, the beautiful frescoed Sala degli Specchi is home to the Ensemble Guarneri di Venezia with their varied and exciting concert catalogue. Let them surprise you with a unique and versatile performance that will stay with you a while!