For nearly two decades, this dazzling ensemble has enchanted audiences and critics worldwide with their exotic blend of musical virtuosity, artistic passion and humor. Classical in training – eclectic by design – Quartetto Gelato thrills its audiences with its multi-instrument mastery and offers the bonus of a brilliant operatic tenor.
With a performance repertoire that spans the globe including classical masterworks, operatic arias, the sizzling energy of tangos, gypsy and folk songs, the group’s theatrical stage presence and relaxed humor establishes an intimate rapport with audiences worldwide.
Peter Do Sotto is the founder of the group. He is a seasoned classical violinist and a dazzling gypsy virtuoso. He also possesses a fabulous tenor voice and has appeared in eading roles in many opera and theatre productions.
Alexander Sevastian is a four time world accordion champion who emigrated to Canada from Russia in 2001.
Elizabeth (Liza) McLellan brings her classical charm and sought-after skills as cellist. Talented multi-instrumentalist Colin Maier rounds out the group on oboe.
If there were ever a group of musicians that could make anyone feel at home with classical music, Quartetto Gelato is it. [Newsday (NY)]