Members of I Musici on a visit to Israel, 1962
I Musici (pronounced [iˈmuːzitʃi]), also known as I Musici di Roma, is an Italian chamber orchestra from Rome formed in 1951. They are well known for their interpretations of Baroque and other works, particularly Antonio Vivaldi and Tomaso Albinoni.
One of their founding members and first violin, Felix Ayo, is still active as of 2012.
I Musici is a conductorless ensemble; the relationships among the twelve musicians enable great harmony in their music-making.
I Musici today
- Violins: Antonio Anselmi, Marco Serino, Ettore Pellegrino, Pasquale Pellegrino, Francesca Vicari, Gian Luca Apostoli
- Viola: Massimo Paris, Silvio Di Rocco
- Celli: Vito Paternoster, Pietro Bosna
- Double bass: Roberto Gambioli
- Harpsichord: Francesco Buccarella
- Violins: Salvatore Accardo, Federico Agostini, Felix Ayo, Arnaldo Apostoli, Claudio Buccarella, Pina Carmirelli, Italo Colandrea, Anna Maria Cotogni, Walter Gallozzi, Roberto Michelucci, Antonio Salvatore, Mariana Sirbu, Franco Tamponi, Luciano Vicari
- Violas: Dino Asciolla, Aldo Bennici, Paolo Centurioni, Carmen Franco, Alfonso Ghedin, Bruno Giuranna
- Celli: Enzo Altobelli, Mario Centurione, Francesco Strano
- Double bass: Lucio Buccarella
- Harpsichord: Maria Teresa Garatti