ORCHESTRA DA CAMERA DI MANTOVA

The great Italian instrumental tradition meets the Classic repertoire: a moment of great creative synergy

Since 1981, ‘Orchestra’ has been synonymous with an enlarged chamber group in Mantua. It means making music together, engaging in dialogue with one another. It portraits a tireless and refined research of sonority and stylistic code, which has as its essential foundation in the technical brilliance. It is not by chance that the National Music Critics have chosen to appoint the Abbiati Prize to the Mantua Chamber Orchestra by defining it as “the perfect match between the Italian instrumental tradition and the classical repertoire”. The seat of the Mantua Chamber Music Orchestra is the Bibiena Theater in Mantua, an architecture and acoustics masterpiece. Over the course of its forty years of existence, the Orchestra has created extensive thematic cycles which it proposes on the main national and international stages and has collaborated with some of the most popular and renowned international conductors and soloists.

The bonds with Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli and Alexander Lonquich are two of the most significant ones, with whom the Orchestra has built long-term projects and original listening over the years.
Among the other artists with whom it has developed prestigious collaborations, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Steven Isserlis, Maria Joao Pires, Gidon Kremer, Shlomo Mintz, Joshua Bell, Viktoria Mullova, Salvatore Accardo, Giuliano Carmignola, Uto Ughi, Mischa Maisky, Enrico Dindo, Mario Brunello stand out , Miklos Perenyi, Sol Gabetta, Bruno Canino, Katia and Marielle Labeque, Maria Tipo, Kent Nagano and the memorable Astor Piazzola, Severino Gazzelloni and Aldo Ciccolini.

It has led countless concerts in Italy and abroad, recorded for various labels, recorded and directed numerous radios and televisions shows, performed in the main European countries theaters and concert halls, in the United States, in Central and South America and also in Asia.