Who we are

The Ensemble Bacchelli

was founded in 2005 on the initiative of Prof. Rita  Bacchelli who created a musical ensemble largely composed by her young pupils instrumentalists. After an intense concert activity and remarkable successes, it was established as musical and cultural Association in order to promote the study and the practice of ensemble music, and supporting the confrontation, the exchange and the experimentation of new paths. Up to now the Ensemble Bacchelli has been performing lots of many appreciated concerts, increasing its affectionated audience.

It has also been using the collaboration of established professionals, on the prestigious stages of Goldoni Theater, Goldonetta and Old Fortress in Livorno, the Puccini Theater in Torre del Lago, the Auditorium of S. Romano and the Giglio Theater in Lucca.

Other performances can be summarized in direct and television recordings on main television networks and presence in 11th European Festival of amateur and Biprofessional Cinema, in Livorno Province.

Rita Bacchelli

(M. ° Conductor and Concertor) – once obtained the diploma in violin at the Conservatory of Florence, she performed her concert activity as soloist and member of important chamber complexes in numerous Italian and foreing tours.

She has been member of prestigious lyric-symphonic orchestras such as the A.I.D.E.M., the Regional Orchestra of Tuscany, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.

Since many years she has been playing with part of the opera-symphonic Orchestra of the Giglio Theater in Lucca, as councertmaster and concertino.

After attending the M ° Alessandro Pinzauti’s conductor courses, she founded the Ensemble Bacchelli, where she’s the violin soloist and conductor.

Our music

the repertoire includes various musical genres, from the Baroque to the Classic, from lyric Opera to operetta, from the Nineteenth-century Viennese tradition to the popular music and the movie soundtracks. For their particular greatness and expressiveness such as for their fundamental contribution to the Tuscan culture and musical tradition, the Ensemble Bacchelli has close feeling with the following authors:

PIETRO MASCAGNI (1863 -1945): born in Livorno and lived between the 1800 and the 1900, he reached a worldwide popularity with over 15 operas of which the most famous is CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA, but without forgetting the IRIS and AMICO FRITZ and with works of Sacred Music, Operettas, Songs , Romance and Piano Compositions;

GIACOMO PUCCINI (1858 – 1924): born in Lucca, same age of Mascagni, was an Italian composer, considered one of the greatest composers in history. He received musical training at the Milan Conservatory where he befriended Pietro Mascagni. Puccini’s most famous operas, considered to be repertoire for the major theatres of the world, are La Bohème (1896), Tosca (1900), Madama Butterfly (1904) and Turandot (1926).

The Ensemble Bacchelli, worked hardly also on the BIZET, STRAUSS, MORRICONE and PIAZZOLLA’s repertoires, setting up workshops and laboratories for its young musicians.