Ensemble Salomone Rossi

Ensemble Salomone Rossi

The Ensemble Salomone Rossi was founded by violinist Lydia Cevidalli in 1991, with the aim of exploring the Jewish contribution to the music of the Western world.
The group is made up of a variable number of musicians who have collaborated with prestigious international historical music ensembles (Les Concert des Nations, Accademia Bizantina, Pietà dei Turchini, Ensemble Aurora, Orchestra 1704 and others).

Main events of 2024

On 27 January 2024, the program “Jewish Cultures along the Via Emilia” was broadcast on Rai5 Storia, in which the Ensemble was filmed performing some repertoire pieces in the Soragna Synagogue.
In February 2024 the Ensemble played live on Radio3 for the national Piazzaverdi programme.
In 2024 the Ensemble recorded a new CD for the Benedetto Marcello Project, with music by
E.F. Dall’Abaco and Psalm 17 by Benedetto Marcello.

Main events of 2023

In 2023 the Ensemble performed in Ravenna for the Ravenna Festival and in a double concert in Prague, in the presence of the Italian ambassador; in December 2023 he played in Rome for the Roma Festival Barocco, in Amsterdam in the presence of the Italian ambassador to the Netherlands

Benedetto Marcello Project, recording project

The group is currently involved in the Benedetto Marcello Project, a recording project of the complete Psalms set to music by Benedetto Marcello, from L’Estro poetico armonico.

CD already released

The CDs currently released for the Benedetto Marcello Project have been received with flattering reviews by international critics:
“Benedetto Marcello Psalms and Sonatas”, with Ensemble Salomone Rossi, published by Dynamics in 2021
Salmi e Sonate di Benedetto Marcello“, with the Salomone Rossi Ensemble, published by Concerto Classic in 2018.
The CD “Jewish Baroque Music”, with the Salomone Rossi Ensemble, published by Concerto Classic in 2009, also received excellent reviews and a great public reception.

 Main events of prevoius years

In previous years the Salomone Rossi Ensemble has performed in prestigious venues, including the Quirinale Concerts, the Alessi hall of Palazzo Marino in Milan, the National Theater of Belgrade, the Italian Synagogue of Istanbul, in Bergamo for Effettobibbia, in the United States, in Madrid, Cremona and France for a concert tour organized by the Italian consulate, . He has participated in various radio broadcasts, such as Radio3, RadioSole24ore, Vatican Radio, Classic Radio and others and in a production for the BBC.

The Ensemble is supported by Associazione Italiana Amici dell’Università di Gerusalemme and collaborates often with The Hebrew University of Jerusalem itself.