'I Solisti Veneti' directed by Claudio Scimone enjoy a firm reputation both with the general public and with the specialist music press as the most popular and technically oustanding italian orchestra and one of the finest orchestras in the world, a reputation based not only on their highly acclaimed concert performances and recordings but also on the impressive variety of the cultural and artistic fields they have explored.
Founded by Claudio Scimone in Padua in 1959, "I Solisti Veneti" have given concerts in over sixty countries in Europe, North and South America, Japan, Australia and elsewhere. They make regular appearances at the world's leading Festivals, including, since 1965, the Salzburg Festival (every year from 1965 untill 1998).
Solisti Veneti is one of the first rank of small Italian orchestras. Founded in Padua in 1959 by Claudio Scimone they have made a reputation especially with Italian Baroque music, recording the complete works of Vivaldi, Tomasso Albinoni, Francesco Geminiani, Benedetto Marcello and Giuseppe Tartini.