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On april 17th, we will perform in Mons (Belgium), for the Festival « Embar(o)quement Immédiat ». To start their new Facebook section « L’Entretien des Muses », the Festival has made an interview in order to present our ensemble and the mandolin. To —> read the interview For —> more details Ensemble Pizzicar Galante CONCERT « UNE MANDOLINE EN ARCADIE » (1h15) Cordes pincées virtuoses chez Valentini, Vivaldi, Boni Rome, 1730. Afin d’augmenter leur prestige, les familles nobles cherchent à s’entourer des meilleurs artistes de l’époque, et la Ville Éternelle est au comble de sa splendeur. L’Académie d’Arcadie encourage l’émulation artistique […]

Festival Embar(o)quement Immédiat !


Thanks to Classicagenda for this nice interview about our ensemble and our work on Scarlatti’s sonatas. To find out more about the discovery of the “real” collection of Scarlatti’s Opera IV sonatas which had been ignored so far, read the article: http://www.classicagenda.fr/anna-schivazappa-sonates-scarlatti/

Read our interview on Classicagenda



Dear friends of Pizzicar Galante, As some of you may already know, Anna’s research has been selected for the call for projects at the National Library of France and thus she’ll be an associate musician-researcher at the Bibliothèque nationale de France for 2017-2018. Pizzicar Galante is very happy to participate in this new adventure, and to play for the “Inédits de la Bibliothèque nationale de France” concert series next year. Stay tuned! 🙂 More information on the website of the Bibliothèque nationale de France: www.bnf.fr

An upcoming concert at the National Library in Paris


Dear all, After an intense, exciting and incredible week in Parma, we are very pleased to announce you that our recording is done! We are already looking forward to hear the final result, and we are sure that it will be a great CD! Thanks to your generous support, our crowdfunding campaign has just reached 45%: let’s celebrate with some Scarlatti! Enjoy some live excerpts from our last concert in Badia Cavana, and please help us spread the word by sharing this video with your friends 🙂

CD recording: done!


There’s only one month to go until the beginning of our recording session, that will take place in the beautiful abbey of Badia Cavana, close to Parma, Italy. For those who would like to discover this wonderful place, here are some photos. The Abbey of San Basilde is located in Lesignano de’ Bagni, a small town in a hilly area, not far from the city of Parma. The road that reaches the abbey, called the Pass of Lagastrello, has been historically important in travel between Parma and Tuscany, particularly by pilgrims, merchants and artisans who lodged at Benedictine monasteries. The […]

Only one month to go!