As many things in life, our ensemble was born by chance on a sunny and tiring spring day, after never-ending rehearsal hours.
During a break, Andrea and Luca are relaxing with a cup of coffee, brewed from a percolator identical to any other percolator used by musicians – coffee lovers, of course – around the world.
They need to relax because Ravel and Kodàly are demanding fathers. The four-voices chords, the double trills, the melodies played in the highest register of violin and cello are really tough, but the beauty and the intensity of these “Folk-like” sounds intrigue the two artists.
After drinking coffee, which is not even too good, and hearing the cup falling in the waste paper bin with a glum “flop”, Andrea takes the violin and starts playing the first notes of All of Me. He always does that before an exacting concert; the contrast between Jazz and Classical music makes him feel good.
Luca follows him with a “walking bass” accompaniment. Andrea turns on, and a sound game between violin and cello begins. The outcome? As beautiful, warm and welcoming as a smile.
But something’s missing, a third instrument, maybe a guitar or even better, a double bass. It comes along with Giorgio, and the understanding is immediate.
Perhaps the configuration is a bit unusual, but at the same time it allows the ensemble to start a journey made of musical explorations and uncommon arrangements.
We have fun!