On the 9th December 2001, Mstislav Rostropovich accepted the honorary presidentship of the rising Chamber Orchestra I Solisti di Pavia, born from Enrico Dindo’s passion and the Banca del Monte di Lombardia Foundation’s sponsorship.
Thanks to the talent and enthusiasm of its conductor, Enrico Dindo, in over ten years of activity I Solisti reached excellence, thus representing an important presence in Pavia and a well-established reality in the musical scenery, both in Italy and abroad.
In June 2002, I Solisti did their first international tour, performing in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, and Vilnius, followed by two important dates in Beirut and Algiers in 2002, where they played to celebrate the end of the six-month Italian Presidency of the European Union, and a long tour through the major South American theatres in 2006. In 2008 and 2009, they inaugurated the “Malta Festival” in the prestigious setting of Palace Cluyard.
In November 2011, I Solisti di Pavia debuted at La Scala in Milan and at the Hermitage Theatre in Saint Petersburg.
In autumn, they often perform monographic cycles of three concerts in Pavia, including not only Bach’s Six Brandenburg Concertos, but also his Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello, early Mendelssohn’s Thirteen String Symphonies, Händel’s Twelve Grand Concertos, and Corelli’s Twelve Grand Concertos op. 6, chamber music by L.V. Beethoven and J. Brahms, and the traditional Easter Concert.