Quartetto Gelato

Quartetto Gelato


For over a decade, this dazzling ensemble has enchanted audiences and critics worldwide with their exotic blend of musical virtuosity, artistic passion and charismatic presence. Classical in intent, eclectic by design, Quartetto Gelato not only thrills its audiences with the mastery of instruments.


The 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 seasons featured over 175 concerts in recital and with orchestras throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. In November 2005, the quartet returned to Sweden for a 14 concert tour and toured Estonia for the first time, performing 3 sold-out concerts. In addition, January 1, 2007 marked the debut broadcast of the group's first DVD on PBS stations throughout the U.S. Filmed in High Definition, it is entitled Quartetto Gelato: A Concert in Wine Country! In March 2007 it will be released commercially to the general public.

Active in the recording studio, the quartet's first compilation CD was released on November 9th, 2005. Favourite Flavours, features highlights drawn from the 5 CDs in the catalogue with "Besame Mucho", a special gem from their newest concert program Latin America: Hot and Cool. Previously Quartetto Gelato released Quartetto Gelato Travels the Orient Express celebrating the original journey of the famous train and featuring music from London to Istanbul. Since the release in spring of 2004, the recording has met with extensive critical and public acclaim. The previous recordings, which have played a significant role in the group's increasing popularity, are Neapolitan Café, Aria Fresca, Rustic Chivalry and their debut recording, simply entitled Quartetto Gelato. The latter two CDs have literally been heard around the world, since they accompanied Canadian astronaut, Dr. Robert Thirsk, during his NASA flight on board the space shuttle Columbia in 1997.

Quartetto Gelato has also graced the tracks of the Hollywood film industry. The group was featured on the soundtrack recording of the major motion picture Only You, starring Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr., on the Sony label. In 2005, the quartet was featured on the soundtrack of the Canadian independent film release, Looking for Angelina. Additionally, they have been featured as guest artists on the hit CD recording of Cape Breton fiddler, Ashley McIsaak.


Quartetto Gelato
Title: Travels the Orient Express
Year: 2004

1 The Slow Train
2 Under Paris Skies
3 Tombeau de Couperin - Prélude I
4 Tombeau de Couperin - V Menuet
5 Tombeau de Couperin - Rigaudon II
6 La Vien en Rose
7 Konzertstück Opus 79 Finale: The Feast
8 Rondo Alla Zingarese
9 Tambourin Chinois
10 Dein Ist Mein Ganzes Herz
11 Kállai Kettós I
12 Kállai Kettós II
13 Kállai Kettós III
14 Romanian Caravan
15 Turkish Circus
16 Danny Boy

Quartetto Gelato
Title: Neapolitan Café
Year: 2001

1 Tango del Mare
2 Mattinata
3 Ave Maria "Tanti Anni Prima"
4 Mazurka
5 Lolita
6 Al di Là
7 Four Bagatelles
8 Words That I Want
9 Criminal Tango
10 Torna a Surriento
11 The Clown of Venice
12 Rondine al Nido
13 Waltz Brillante
14 Volare

Quartetto Gelato
Title: Aria Fresca
Year: 1998

1 Rigoletto: "La donna è mobile"
2 Der Rosenkavalier Suite: "Di Rigori Armato Il Seno"
3 Hungaria
4 Turandot: Prelude and Aria "Nessun’ dorma"
5 Tango Solitario
6 Faust: "Salut! demeure chaste et pure" 7 Gran Concerto su Temi dall’Opera / Vespri Siciliani di Verdi
8 La Danza
9 Madama Butterfly: "Butterfly’s Lament"

Quartetto Gelato
Title: Rustic Chivalry
Year: 1996

1 Espagna Capriccioso / Cavalleria Rusticana
2 Prelude
3 Siciliana
4 Intermezzo
5 Entr’acte
6 O Waly, Waly
7 Tango Del Cuore
8 Passacaglia
9 Catari! Catari! (Core’ngrato) / Capriccio
10 Allegro non Tanto - Andante
11 Allegro - Allegretto Moderato
12 Czardas
13 Granada

Quartetto Gelato
Title: Quartetto Gelato
Year: 1993

1 Chitarra Romana
2 Concerto Sopra Motivi dell’Opera La Favorita di Donizetti - Variazioni
3 La Bohème Prelude and Aria
4 Dark Eyes
5 Danny Boy
6 Russian Medley
7 Pièce en forme de Habañera
8 ’O Sole Mio / Quartet in B Flat Major
9 Allegro
10 Rondo - Tempo di Minuetto
11 Addio Sogni di Gloria