Virtuosic showpieces and romantic ballads, blazing gypsy tunes and forgotten chestnuts, all brought to life with multi-instrument mastery: this is Quartetto Gelato—a popular and highly unusual classical quartet.
With sold-out performances in New York, Washington, L.A., London, Tokyo, Hong Kong and elsewhere, this dazzling ensemble has enchanted audiences and critics worldwide with its exotic blend of musical virtuosity, artistic passion and humour. With a performance repertoire that spans the globe and includes classical masterworks, engaging vocals, the sizzling energy of tangos, gypsy and klezmer songs, the group’s theatrical stage presence and relaxed humour establish an intimate rapport with audiences worldwide.
Quartetto Gelato would like to acknowledge the generous support of FACTOR & the Canada Council for the Arts.
“Light programming, like comedy, is serious business. Quartetto Gelato has the stuff. Dry humor and occasional clowning are part of the quartet’s arsenal, yet first, it meets the requisite virtues of skilled music-making. Its pleasure-giving is consistent.”
– Los Angeles Times
“Tasty Tunes, the quartet’s tenth album, is yet another celebration of all those signature qualities that make QG unique, exciting and wholly entertaining!”…”In what could be subtitled Mozart Meets Minnie the Moocher, Quartetto Gelato’s Tasty Tunes will leave a smile plastered on your face.”
– WholeNote, Sharna Searle
“Quartetto Gelato is a dazzling group whose musicians come from the background of classical music and which makes all kinds of music a carnival of humor and virtuosity.”
– Haitari.fi, Kimmo Mattila