Winter Chamber Concerts by the ‘Amici della Musica’


Pianist Alexander Gadjiev

December 3, 2022 – January 29, 2023.  AMICI DELLA MUSICA chamber concerts  (via della Pergola) It should be noted the Teatro della Pergola is undergoing renovations therefore advisable to constantly check here: as the concert venues may vary. For the full schedule and tickets visit  &

The Amici della Musica will continue hosting chamber concerts at the Teatro della Pergola with a holiday program starting in December and continuing into January on Saturdays at 4 pm and Sundays at 9 pm.

Concerts will begin on December 3 with the long-awaited debut of pianist Alexander Gadjiev. In 2021 Gadjiev received 1st prize at the International Piano Competition in Sydney as well as 2nd prize at the International Chopin Competition and the special Krystian Zimerman award for his performance of a Chopin sonata.

On December 4, a series of concerts entitled “Music &…” will begin. These were conceived by the new artistic director Andrea Lucchesini. These four evenings will explore the use of the concert as a space to dialogue not only with music but other forms of art such as poetry, myth, performance art and even narration. The first concert of the series “Music &…” will pay homage to Italian artist Pier Paolo Pasolini on the 100th anniversary of his birth. Poems by Pasolini will be read by Fabio Zulli which will be accompanied by pianist Maria Grazia Bellocchio, soprano Laura and music by Solbiati, Bach and also Friulian folk songs.

The Prometeo Quartet, featuring Volker Jacobsen (viola) and Enrico Dindo (cello), will interpret String Sextet n. 1, opus 18 and String Sextet n. 2, opus 36 by Brahms on December 11.  This will be followed by the duo Steven Isserlis (cello) and Connie Shih on December 17 with a performance of pieces by Mendelssohn, Schumann and Chopin.  December 18 brings the Florence debut of Quatuor Arod, an ensemble that will play Attahir and Mendelssohn.

The series “Music &…” will conclude on Jan. 15 at 9 pm with an evening entitled “Looking for Orfeo” with readings from literature by Pliziano, Striggo, Ovidio, Marino, Rilke, Pavese and Duffy. The readings will be narrated by Laura Torelli and accompanied by music by Monteverdi, Corelli, Gluck, Berio, Couperin, Bach, and Vivaldi with Giorgio Tabacco on the harpsichord.  (Michela Tambasco)