The Mantua Chamber Orchestra was founded in 1981 and has proven to have technical brilliance, great attention to style and a constant search for sound quality. In 1997, the Italy’s National Association of Music Critics awarded the orchestra a “Franco Abbiati” prize, Italy’s most distinguished music awards, for its “unique stylistic refinement, which merges Italian instrumental tradition and classical repertoire”. The orchestra resides at Teatro Bibiena in Mantova, which is an authentic jewel of architecture and acoustics.
The orchestra has been performing in Italy and abroad for over 30 years with world-renowned conductors and soloists, some of these include Gidon Kremer, Joshua Bell, Salvatore Accardo, Mischa Maisky, and the unforgettable Astor Piazzola, to name a few.
In the last two decades, the orchestra has launched several important artist cycles of the complete works by Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn and Schumann. More recently, the orchestra recorded two well-appreciated CDs of Mozart’s piano concertos with the pianist Angela Hewitt, issued by Hyperion in 2011.