Salzburg Chamber Soloists
Thursday 2. 8. 2018 21:00
Dedicated to Tartini
In the event of rain the concert will be staged at theatre Tartini in Piran
Artistic direction: Lavard Skou-Larsen, violin
Soloist: Massimo Mercelli, flute
- Antonio Vivaldi: Four Seasons
- Giuseppe Tartini: Concerto for flute, strings and b.c. in G Major
- Astor Piazzolla: “Cuatro estaciónes porteñas” Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
In 1991, the violinist Lavard Skou-Larsen and a handful of colleagues decided to form the ensemble. The aim of this ensemble was to perform orchestral chamber music as if all members had the freedom of being soloists. Invitations soon followed to numerous concerts with such celebrities as Boris Belkin, Mischa Maisky, Michel Dalberto, Rodolfo Bonucci, Jean-Bernard Pommier, Giora Feidman or Alexander Lonquich.
More recently, the orchestra has performed in the Concertgebouw/Amsterdam, the Philharmonie/Berlin, the Theatre des Champs Elysee/Paris, the Tonhalle/Zurich, the Teatro Municipal/Rio de Janeiro, Teatro de Colon in Buenos Aires and other important concerthalls.
In 2006, the 250th anniversary celebration year of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s birth, the orchestra held 17 concerts in Salzburg, at the prestigious "Grosser Saal des Mozarteums", and over 100 concerts worldwide at prestigeous festivals and concert halls in Germany, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, Turkey and Italy.
In spring and fall the ensemble returned twice to the USA and Mexico performing 29 concerts at important concert series coast to coast including the Krannert Center, Newman Center (Denver), Joergensen Center, Sunset Cultural Center (Carmel), Stanford University, Lied Center (University of Kansas), Worcester, Palm Beach, Kennedy Center (Washington), Tuesday Evening Concert Series (Charlottesville), and opening the "Festrival del Centro Historico" in Mexico City. Together with solists Andreas Klein at the piano and cellist Katharina Gross they received the highest of accolades from press, presenters and audience alike.
The Salzburg Chamber Soloists have recorded for DENON and Coviello Classics.
Opening concert of the festival is organised by Italian Community of Piran, Municipality of Piran, Avditorij Portorož and Tartini festival.