Welcome to the website of La Serenissima

La Serenissima is one of the UK’s leading historical performance ensembles. Directed by Adrian Chandler, the group specializes in the music of Antonio Vivaldi and his contemporaries. They have performed worldwide to great acclaim and in 2010 won a Gramophone Award. Their eleventh CD, Venice by Night was released in June 2012 and includes world premiere recordings of music by Lotti, Pollarolo, Porta and Veracini alongside better known composers such as Vivaldi and Albinoni ; this CD reached the top ten of the UK classical charts as did their 2013 recording Vivaldi – A Tale of Two Seasons.  2014 saw the release of Per Monsieur Pisendel 2 which was used for a hit-TV series in the U.S. 


2015 marked the group’s 21st anniversary for which they released their new recording of Le Quattro Stagioni alongside concertos for bassoon and world-premiere recordings of concertos for violin in tromba marina.  The ensemble recently finished touring this programme and are now focusing on 2016/17’s recording and tour of The Italian Job as well as their upcoming residency at St John’s Smith Square, London.






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