Concert Evening with the Solisti Veneti at SNFCC
December 10, 2018

A concert tribute to conductor Claudio Scimone, featuring contralto Marita Paparizou

On Monday, December 10, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center welcomes I Solisti Veneti – the acclaimed Italian chamber-music ensemble founded in 1959 in Padua by Claudio Scimone. He was a student of the great Greek conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos, and remained the ensemble’s conductor until his passing, in September 2018. Under his baton, the orchestra rapidly rose to international critical and popular acclaim, and is noted for its performances and recordings of Italian baroque music, including works by Vivaldi, Albinoni, Geminiani, Marcello, and Tartini.

The concert given at Stavros Niarchos Hall as part of SNFCC’s Cosmos concert series is dedicated to Claudio Scimone, the founder and musical director of I Solisti Veneti for more than half a century. The ensemble will bring unique interpretations of music by Vivaldi, Rosini and Paganini, and will be joined by the distinguished Greek contralto Marita Paparizou, who will interpret arias by Vivaldi operas.

To date, I Solisti Veneti have given more than 6,000 concerts in more than 90 countries; they have performed at the most celebrated music festivals, recorded more than 350 albums, earned multiple awards (including a Grammy), and collaborated with leading singers and musicians of our time, including Placido Domingo, Andrea Bocelli, José Carreras, June Anderson, Marilyn Horne, Ruggero Raimondi, Samuel Ramey, Lucio Dalla and Massimo Ranieri.

Event included in the “Cartellone d’Autunno” of the “Tempo Forte Italy – Greece 2018” initiative organized by the Embassy of Italy in Athens.

Monday 10/12 | 20.30


Online pre-registration for Members starts on Monday 03/12 at 12.00.

Online pre-registration for the public starts on Tuesday 04/12 at 12.00.

Late seating can be only allowed in case of a pause.

Suitable for children aged 6+



Vivaldi: Concerto for Four Violins and Cello in B Minor, Op. 3, No. 10

Vivaldi: From Orlando Furioso – “Nel profondo cieco mondo” for mezzo-soprano and strings

Vivaldi: Concerto in D Minor for viola and strings

Vivaldi: From Montezuma – “La, sull’eterna sponda” for soprano and strings

Vivaldi: From Farnace – “Gelido in ogni vena” for mezzo-soprano and strings

Rossini: Sonata for Strings No. 6 “La Tempesta”

Paganini – Rossini: Variations on “Dal Tuo Stellato Soglio” from

Rossini’s Mosè in Egitto for violin and strings

Rossini: Introduction and Variations for clarinet and strings on themes from La Donna del Lago and Mosè in Egitto


Free admission by online pre-registration here.