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Oct 16, 2018

Praise for Vivaldi x2

Dear Supporter,

We are thrilled to share with you some of the critical response to Vivaldi x2, the album by La Serenissima that your generosity has helped to launch to the world. We're excited that a growing critical response to our music has chimed loudly with our own vision: 


'They really put the rock into baroque!'

John Suchet, Classic FM, 3 August 2018


‘I realised it was Vivaldi, not Louis Armstrong or Jimi Hendrix, who invented the idea of the riff …. And he caught the Italian dolce vita in sound centuries before Ennio Morricone.’ 

Ivan Hewitt, The Daily Telegraph, 4 August 2018


'Under Adrian Chandler, the playing, vibrant yet polished to perfection, is superb.'

Stephen Pettit, The Sunday Times, 12 August 2018


‘Flawlessly paced, expertly executed, spaciously recorded ……… La Serenissima’s youthful mojo shines brightly’

Paul Riley, BBC Music Magazine (CD of the month October 2018)


‘these musicians represent one heck of a crack team when it comes to the music of Vivaldi ………. bravissima, La Serenissima. Again.’

Charlotte Gardner, Gramophone, September 2018


Vivaldi x2 entered the UK Specialist Classical Chart at No. 1 in July and remains featured in the Top 30 today! It has been celebrated on Classic FM as John Suchet's 'Album of the Week', praised on BBC Radio 3's 'Record Review' and featured as 'Disc of the Month' in BBC Music Magazine.

The recording has enabled us to reach new listeners and drive home our message that Vivaldi's music can be enjoyed by everyone. Thank you for your part in helping our mission. 

We will be launching a new crowdfunding campaign in the coming months for our next recording project The Godfather. If you want to know more about our work, sign up to our newsletter at or write to 




Jul 17, 2018

Vivaldi x2 launched!

Vivaldi x2 cover
Vivaldi x2 cover

Our new recording Vivaldi x2 was launched at the venue where it was recorded on 10 July. The concert highlighted the new CD in the month of its official release in the state-of-the-art concert hall.

Released on the Avie label and available for pre-order on Amazon now, supporters are encouraged to buy copies as early as possible to help drive interest in the project and increase its ranking in the Classical Specialist Chart. 

We're delighted that BBC Radio 3 have chosen to explore the disc on Essential Classics on 18 July and we look forward to seeing the wider response to Vivaldi x2 and its impact on listeners over time. 

Our cover image is attached to this report so supporters know what to look out for in the shops!

The CD is officially released on 20 July. We remain hugely grateful to everyone who has supported the making and release of this CD. Remeber you can continue to follow the work of the ensemble via our website and newsletter sign-up.

Your generosity is enabling La Serenissima to further its mission to share Italian baroque music with the world. THANK YOU!


Apr 19, 2018

Vivaldi x2 production is underway!

We are happy to report that production for Vivaldi x2 is now underway. The Artistic Director is awaiting the first edit from our producer and engineer Simon Fox-Gal and we are busy in our Oxfordshire office preparing aspects of the CD booklet - collating notes on the music, biographies, supporter credits and images. 

To pique your interest, we wanted to share some cover ideas which are under discussion at the moment (see the PDF attached). If you have any strong views, burning desires or general comments to share with us on this subject, we'd be delighted to hear from you. You can contact General Manager Camilla Scarlett by emailing .

The crowdfunding campaign for Vivaldi x2 has been a landmark achievement for La Serenissima, enabling us to embrace new methods of fundraising and helping us to engage c. 250 unique donors in the process. If you like what you see and wish to hear directly from the orchestra about plans and events, please consider signing up to our mailing list through our website . We tend to email followers once a month with latest news and we will never share your details with third parties.

Our Project Page remains active and supporters are still able to donate through GlobalGiving to help us reach our target, should they wish so do keep sharing news of the project.

Thank you for supporting our work!


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