The 24 Corde Ensemble is a guitar quartet formed in November 2004. They have already performed in various venues both in Italy and France and have won numerous music awards including first prize at the "Daniele Ridolfi" competition in Versilia in 2006. The group's repertoire ranges from Vivaldi and Rodrigo to popular music from Eastern Europe and Latin America.
The Alma Trio was formed in 2006 by violinist Renata Sfriso, pianist Silvia da Boit, and cellist Caroline Boersma. Their repertoire includes chamber music from the 18th century up to the present, with particular attention to female composers. The trio has been highly acclaimed in Piedmont, Friuli, Tuscany and Lazio.
Daniele Fredianelli, Renata Sfriso, Riccardo Masi and Giovanni Bacchelli have known each other for a long time, having worked together during their musical careers in various orchestras, on performances of chamber music and in a teaching environment. They are all based in the city of Livorno since they all work here as music teachers.
The most illustrious Livornese composer is Pietro Mascagni, born in Livorno in 1863. His most famous work is the opera, Cavalleria Rusticana which enjoyed enormous success both in Italy and abroad. Dedicated to Mascagni is the splendid seafront terrace, the Terrazza Mascagni and the Museo Mascagnano in Villa Maria (currently closed - 2012).