Giacomo Catana, violin
Mauro Spinazzè, violin
Francesco Lovato, viola
Massimo Raccanelli, cello
VenEthos Ensemble was founded in 2016. The ensemble offers innovative interpretations of some of the finest chamber music masterpieces from XVII to XIX century, performed on period instruments.
After The Ensemble members finished their studies under the guidance of G.Fava and W.Vestidiello (Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca) they professionalized their musical and technical skills with exquisite musicians such as A. Marcon, G. Carmignola, L.Van Dael, A. Bernardini, H. Kurosaki, C. Banchini, H. Beyerle, B. Weil, H. Muller, J. Meissl, Trio di Parma, the Kuss Quartet and the Quartetto di Cremona.
They enhanced their knowledge by studying in great detail the chamber music repertoire, along with the musical praxis of the Baroque and the Classical period.
VenEthos Ensemble members currently perform as section principals as well as soloists in some of the leading period-instrument orchestras, e.g. Venice Baroque Orchestra, La Cetra Barockorchester Basel, I Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca, Opera Stravagante and Il Pomo d’Oro.
They attend some of the most prominent music festivals on a regular basis and they are used to play in world-renowned concert halls, such as the Wiener Musikverein, the Berliner Philharmonie, the Salzburger Festspiele, the Royal Albert Hall and the Barbican Centre in London, the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, Carnegie Hall in New York, Tokyo Opera City, the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow and the Mariinsky Concert Hall in St.Petersburg.
The Ensemble members had the pleasure to collaborate with several esteemed record labels like Deutsche Grammophon, Decca, Sony, Warner Classic-Erato and they real-time played for Italian and international broadcasters, such as RAI, Bayerischer Rundfunk, WQRX, Radio Télévision Suisse, ORF, Radio Clásica, Arte.
The VenEthos Ensemble has been selected for the project “le Dimore del Quartetto”.
The name VenEthos consists in a pun between “Veneto”, the four musicians’ homeland and “Ethos”, a legacy of Ancient Greece, which refers to the belief that music could strongly influence human ethics.
Photo © Francesco Castagna