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Quartetto Viotti


By choosing the name of Giovanni Battista Viotti, the Quartet formed by Stefano Parrino (flute), Francesco Parrino (violin), Luca Ranieri (viola) and Maria Cecilia Berioli (cello) makes a tribute to a great Italian artist who was able to give an important contribution to the development of European culture. Respect for tradition and innovative vision,fundamental themes in Viotti’s work, characterise the artistic path of the four musicians whereby, beside their particularly strong interest in unjustly neglected works of the chamber repertoire, they give original and innovative readings of the standard repertoire, and commission works by contemporary composers.

Each member brings to the quartet a strong individual history and significant artistic experiences (see www.violinandflute.com and www.umbriaensemble.it), making the Quartetto Viotti’s concerts unique and memorable events. The ensemble will shortly be engaged in the recording of Viotti’s Flute Quartets for the Brilliant Classics label and becomes an icon of Italy. Their forthcoming concert engagements include performances in Italy, Spain, Asia and South America.

Stefano Parrino (flute),
Francesco Parrino (violin),
Luca Ranieri (viola),
Maria Cecilia Berioli (cello)