I Musicanti at Church Stretton Arts Festival

July 27, 2024
7:30 pm
Church Stretton
St Laurence’s Church

St Laurence’s Church

Sat Jul 27 | 7.30pm


The Programme:

Bottesini – Gran Quintetto in C
Valentina Ciardelli – String Quintet
(This will be the second performance of the quintet commissioned for Bedford Music Club’s Bella Ciao Festival in March 2024)
Dvořák – String Quintet Op 77


A mixed instrument chamber ensemble, I Musicanti comprises some of the most experienced and respected musicians to be found in the UK, handpicked by the group’s artistic director, international double bass virtuoso Leon Bosch.

Under Bosch’s direction, I Musicanti comes together to present distinctive programmes with a particular emphasis on music that has been lost and found or simply overlooked: great works by unknown composers and unknown works by great composers.

Many of the ensemble’s projects are the result of Leon Bosch’s vivid curiosity and commitment, something for which he is well known as a double bassist. But the ensemble also provides a vehicle for its members to pursue their own artistic projects. And although the musicians of I Musicanti are all soloists in their own right, the group also collaborates with international performers of the highest calibre.

While I Musicanti works with prestigious venues to promote its concerts, its eye-catching programmes and the quality of performers add something unique to festivals and concert series.