Ensemble Salomone Rossi
The Ensemble Salomone Rossi was born in 1991 on the initiative and guidance of Lydia Cevidalli.
The Ensemble offers different repertoires: Italian music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, cantatas and oratorios by Handel, Bach and Vivaldi and other thematic programs; also performs a repertoire of music from the European Jewish Communities of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
The Ensemble collaborates with different musicians, depending on the repertoire that is invited to perform.
All components, after earning diplomas in various Italian conservatories, have attended performance practice courses such as in Basel and Geneva. They all perform solo recitals or in chamber music groups or play in orchestras; they took part to recordings with labels such as Harmonia Mundi and Astree, specialized in baroque music proposals. They participated in tours with conductors such as J. Savall, A. Curtis, G. Garrido and T. Koopman; teach at the Conservatorio in Milan or in other schools and music academies.
The Ensemble has performed several concerts in Italy and abroad.
Most important exhibitions in recent years are:
2003, Concertgebouw in Bruges, Castle of Chimay in Belgium, on the invitation of the European Community for the Europalia Festival organized in 2003 for the Italian Presidency of the united Europe.
2004, performed at the Teatro all’Antica of Sabbioneta for the Tenth edition of the Festival Lodoviciano and at the Municipal Museum of Bologna, for the inauguration of an exhibition by Emanuele Luzzati.
2005 performed at the State University of Milan and for the Montichiari Festival.
2006 participated in a season of concerts organized at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes in Madrid, with live broadcast for the program “Radio Clàsica” on the Spanish National Radio.
November 2006 performed at the Teatro Bibiena of Mantua, invited by Festival Lodoviciano for the first Italian performance in modern time of the Oratorio “Ester” by Giuseppe C. Lidarti, as part of the Mozart celebrations.
2007 performed at the Circolo Filologico, Milan.
2008 performed at the Kasser Theater of Montclair, invited by the Montclair State University (NJ, USA). Some members of the Ensemble have also been invited to hold workshops and lectures.
2009 presented the CD “Jewish Baroque Music” published by Concerto Classics at the Italian National Radio3 “Piazzaverdi” program and performed several music from the CD collection; at National Channel 3 , Radio Vaticana and Radio Classica and got reviews on National newspapers and magazines.
2011 performed in Cremona, at the Museum of Instruments, for the “Violinista sul tetto” Festival, with a program entitled “At the courts of Este and Gonzaga”.
2012 recorded Salomone Rossi music for the BBC documentary “The Story of the Jews”
2012 it released a second printing of the cd “Jewish Baroque Music”.
2014 performed at the Fondazione Ugo and Olda Levi in Venice, the Libreria Palatina in Parma and at the second edition of the 2014 Madesimo Music Festival, with a program of Psalms and Sonatas by Benedetto Marcello.
2014 it began a collaboration with the musicologist Mario Marcarini and the Madesimo Music Festival for the recording of the Benedetto Marcello Psalms, from “L’Estro Poetico-Armonico”. First CD release is scheduled for 2017. Supported by musicologist Marco Bizzarini, specialized in Marcello’s complete works.
2015 performed at the Libreria Palatina in Parma and at the third edition of the 2015 Madesimo Music Festival.
In 2016 the Ensemble performed in Rome for the National Radio3 Concerts, at Italian President Palace Quirinale, with live broadcast on Nationale Radio3; in Bergamo in the Basilica of S. Maria Maggiore for Effettobibbia with a program of arias and choruses from the oratorios “Ester” by Handel and Lidarti, the latter a masterpiece that was thought lost; at the Sala Maria Luigia of the Libreria Palatina of Parma.
Incoming concerts, among others: Ascona (Switzerland), Istanbul and Bergamo for new projects with Effettobibbia, as well as the celebrations of the 30th year of activity of the Coro Antiche Armonie.