Virtuosic showpieces, romantic tenor arias, pyrotechnical solos, blazing gypsy show pieces, multi-instrument mastery and a World Accordion Champion – this is Quartetto Gelato. With sold-out performances in New York, Washington, L.A., London, Tokyo, Hong Kong and many more, this dazzling ensemble has enchanted audiences and critics worldwide with its exotic blend of musical virtuosity, artistic passion and humour. Classical in training – eclectic by design – Quartetto Gelato not only thrills audiences with its multi-instrument mastery, but also offers the bonus of a brilliant operatic tenor. With a performance repertoire that spans the globe including classical masterworks, operatic arias, the sizzling energy of tangos, gypsy and folk songs, the group’s theatrical stage presence and relaxed humour establishes an intimate rapport with audiences worldwide.
Quartetto Gelato’s international career was launched when they won the coveted title of NPR Performance Today’s “Debut Artist of the Year”. In 2007, the group’s first DVD “Quartetto Gelato: A Concert in Wine Country!” was picked up by PBS throughout the U.S. and is still broadcast regularly. They can be heard on the soundtrack of the Hollywood film “Only You”, as well as on Ashley MacIsaac’s hit CD “Hi How are You Today?” Recently, QG was honored Best Classical Ensemble at Canada's 2010 INDIE awards.
Quartetto Gelato has just released its 9th CD, featuring works written specifically for the group by Canadian composers (Rebecca Pellet, Howard Cable, Michael Occhipinti, Hilario Duran and Josi Abramovich), highlighting its signature style. The quartet recorded its eighth CD in 2010 - “The Magic of Christmas” featuring Christmas favourites with a twist of “Gelato”, and in 1997 QG was literally heard around the world, when Canadian astronaut Dr. Robert Thirsk chose their first two CD’s to take onboard with him during his NASA flight on board the space shuttle Columbia.
Showcase Artist: Pacific Contact 2014
Home Base: Ontario
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