The group was founded with the desire to promote musical compositions for cello ensemble, also considering large cello ensemble sessions opened to a greater number of players.
The ensemble, a core group of six cellists, performed for the first time in the festival “Sounds of the Dolomites 2013“.
The goal of the group is to unite young professionals from Europe and to promote musical concerts and activities, courses and events celebrating the unique voice of the cello, leading to the formation of a multicultural orchestra of cellos.
The Italian Cello Consort presented the 3 days and 3 nights live performance “101 Cellos” that took place in Genoa (Italy) on 29, 30 & 31 December 2015. The unprecedented gathering of musicians from all over the world brought a large audience of more than 8000 people into the city of Genoa and showcased a program of 8 concerts of cello music.
Under Giovanni Ricciardi’s original production and music direction this prestigious event created a visually stunning and magical ambience in the historical piazzas and buildings of Genoa and attracted a great deal of favourable press attention and media coverage.
“The extraordinary quality of the 101 cellists’ shared performance created an exhilarating atmosphere and conveyed intense emotions and joy to the audience.” (Repubblica)