Stradivari Sextet from Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
David Romano, Ruggiero Sfregola – violins Raffaele Mallozzi, David Bursack – violas Diego Romano, Sara Gentile – cellos
Featured by solo musicians from the dell’Orchestra Sinfonica dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the Stradivari Sextet was formed in December 2001 on the occasion of the concerts organized as part of the International Exhibition “The art of the violin” held at Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome . The harmony, cohesion and passion for the commitment have meant that what was to be an occasional event has turned into a wider project that now sees the Sextet engaged in concerts for important national and international concert institutions . In recent years the Sextet has been invited by eminent Italian associations such as: Associazione Alessandro Scarlatti, Napoli; Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome; Festival Paganiniano di Carro where they played “SELAH” – new commission dedicated by Alessandra Bellino; Amici della Musica, Firenze; Amici della Musica, Udine; Opera del Duomo, Firenze; Concerti d’Altamarca; Suoni delle Dolomiti Festival – Invited by Mario Brunello they played in the beautiful valley of the Bombasel lakes in front of 1000 people; Accademia Musicale Chigiana; Teatro Petruzzelli, Bari; Teatro Mercadante, Altamura; Teatrino di Palazzo Reale, Napoli Festival MiTo – concerts in Milano and Casale Monferrato; Ameria Festival, Amelia; Maggio della Musica Festival di Napoli; Festival internazionale di Ravello, Amici della Musica Verona, Concerti della Normale di Pisa, Associazione Appassionata di Macerata, Società dei Concerti Lucchese. The Sextet participated in various editions of the “White Night” and the “Night of Museums” in Rome playing at Palazzo Braschi and Palazzo Barberini, obtaining great success from critics and audiences. The activity abroad is very intense: The Sextet played in the most prestigious venues in Latin America: in Argentina in the El Circulo Theater of Rosario, at the Colosseum of Buenos Aires, Teatro del Bicentenario in San Juan; in Brazil in the Amazonas Theater in Manaus and in the Belo Horizonte Palace of Art where the Sextet was a special guest for the cultural events “Na copa na Italia” for the World Cup; in Uruguay in the wonderful Solis Theater In China: Chongqing Guotai Arts Center, Shanghai Oriental Art Center in Shanghai; Shanghai City Theater, Jinjiang Cultural Center, Yangzhou Concert Hall, Beijing Sunrise Concert Hall, Beijing Mong Man Wai Hall, Beijing Tsinghua University; Beijing Concert Hall . In Spain: Palau de la Musica, Valencia; Auditori de la Vall d’Uixò, Castellòn; Palau Altea, Alicante. These are the commitments for the 2020 season Tour of 19 concerts in Germany, in the most prestigious venues of the Kammer Musik Circle; Villa Pennisi in Musica Festival in Acireale; Friends of the Music of Foggia, inauguration of The Sounds of the Dolomites with the performance of the Pastoral Symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven in the version and for sextet of strings by Michael Gottard Fischer (1811). Very interested in contemporary music, with the precise mission of increasing the repertoire for the formation of sextet, the Stradivari Sextet and dedicator and first performer of Sextet by Alessandra Bellino, Fabnio Massimo Capogrosso, Riccardo Panfili. Their first album released by VDM Records with Tchaikowsky and Schönberg’s Sextets was shortlisted at the 2015 Grammy Awards In March 2018 the CD with the two Brahms Sextets was released for the Novantiqua label The Stradivari Sextet is regularly invited to hold chamber music master classes and is an Artist in residence at Villa Pennisi in Musica in Acireale, Catania.