I Solisti Aquilani


Baroque ensemble


The ensemble formed in 1968 under Vittorio Antonellini’s direction. Their repertoire embraces a wide range of musical epochs, from the pre-Baroque to the contemporary. They have held tours all over the world, from Africa to America, from Europe to the Middle and Far East and have been hosted by the most prestigious music establishments and concert halls, such as Berlin’s Philharmonie, Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, Vienna’s Musikverein, Paris’s Salle Gaveau, London’s Wigmore Hall, Madrid’s Teatro Real, New York’s Carnegie Hall, Buenos Aires’s Teatro Coliseo, Bern’s Festival, Bratislava’s Festival, Ljubljana’s Festival, Venice’s Biennal exhibition, Stresa’s Festival, etc. The ensemble has also collaborated with several world-renowned artists like Maurice André, Felix Ayo, Paul Badura Skoda, Hermann Baumann, Michele Campanella, Severino Gazzelloni, Jean Pierre Rampal, Angela Hewitt, Krzysztof Penderecki, Massimo Mercelli, Salvatore Accardo, Luis Bacalov, Andrea Griminelli, Giovanni Sollima, Mischa Maisky, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Mario Brunello, Shlomo Mintz, Richard Galliano, Gerard Korsten, Manuel Barrueco, Marco Rizzi, Andrea Lucchesini, Giuliano Carmignola, Peter Eötvös, John Malkovich. Furthermore, they have held numerous concerts at the Palazzo del Quirinale to celebrate the national Republic Day and to welcome foreign State Affairs heads of state in the presence of the Italian President of the Republic and the highest offices in the state, which have been broadcast live on the state channel RAI UNO as well as the state radio station RADIO 3 RAI. In 2019 they presented the project “A New Season” at the European Parliament headquarter in Bruxelles and in Palazzo Montecitorio in Rome. “A New Season” is a manifesto in defense of nature with a performance of Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons from an environmental perspective.


Throughout the years, I solisti Aquilani have performed world premieres of major Italian composers such as Alessandro Solbiati, Ennio Morricone, Marco Tutino, Marcello Panni, Fabio Vacchi, Ivan Fedele, Nicola Campogrande, Silvia Colasanti, Carlo Boccadoro, Fabio Massimo Capogrosso, Carlo Galante, Roberta Vacca, Mauro Cardi, Francesco Antonioni, Gianvincenzo Cresta.


Maurizio Cocciolito has taken on the I Solisti Aquilani artistic direction since 2013. Daniele Orlando is the first violin.

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