Peter De Sotto, violin
Colin Maier, oboe
Charles Cozens, accordion
Kirk Starkey, cello
Virtuosic showpieces, romantic tenor arias, pyrotechnical solos, blazing gypsy show pieces and multi-instrument mastery – this is Quartetto Gelato. With sold-out performances in New York, Washington, Los Angeles, 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 caprice. Classical in training, eclectic by design, Quartetto Gelato’s theatrical stage presence and relaxed humor establishes an intimate rapport with all 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 (starring Robert Downey Jr. and Marisa Tomei), and were honored Best Classical Ensemble at Canada’s 2010 INDIE Awards.
Quartetto Gelato's latest CD, All Original – 100% Canadian, featuring works written specifically for the group by Canadian composers, highlights its signature style and can be heard on radio stations in over 20 countries. The group’s previous 8 discs have enjoyed sales of over 200,000, and in 1997 QG was literally heard around the world, when Canadian astronaut Dr. Robert Thirsk chose their first two CD’s to take with him during his NASA flight on board the space shuttle Columbia.
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