Founded in 1951 and deliberately shaped without a conductor, I Musici di Roma is the oldest continuously active chamber group in Italy and one of the most respected chamber ensembles in existence today. In the early years, they introduced 18th-century Italian music to the world and made Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons one of the most well-known compositions in the entire music repertoire. As graduates of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, the ensemble has brought Rome’s name and Italian music to five continents, playing repertoire from the 18th to the 21st century, including the works of such contemporary composers as Nino Rota, Valentino Bucchi and Louis Bacalov.
The group was the first to record Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons which has sold over 25 million copies in various editions. Also the first to record classical music on CD for Philips, the group’s compositions have repeatedly been awarded prizes by specialized juries, including the Grand Prix de l’Academie Charles Cros, Grand Prix International du Disque and the Edison Award.
I Musici di Roma perform regularly at international festivals and concert halls such as the George Enescu International Festival in Bucharest, the Colon Theatre in Buenos Aires, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York.