Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 3 in A major "Scottish" 19 - 29 July 2009

Lady Susana Walton, wife of the renowned English composer, had three great passions during her life: her husband, music, and plants. She found the perfect way to live these three passions in her wonderful villa in the island of Ischia, in the south of Italy. A woman of incredible energy, Lady Walton met some of the greatest figures of the 20th century and, throughout her life, supported young artists inviting them to perform in the amphitheater and chamber music hall built in the gardens of the villa.
It would have been a great experience for Spira’s musicians to meet a person with such charisma; although only a few of us could see her during our stay there, we are all very grateful for the warm hospitality. In Ischia we had the chance to go back to Mendelssohn’s Scottish symphony more than a year after the first time we played it. Maybe some of the notes we played are still echoing in the boat that took us back to Naples at the end of the project…


Concert Ischia

23/07/2009 21:00
Teatro Greco di Villa Walton (Ischia NA Italy) View map

Concert Formigine

25/07/2009 21:00
Cortile dei nuovi Uffici Comunali (Formigine (MO) Italy) View map

Concert Spilimbergo

28/07/2009 21:00
Piazza Duomo (Spilimbergo Italy) View map

Photo Gallery


  • Guna Aboltina Cello
  • Ludovic Achour Oboe
  • Igor Armani Clarinet
  • Nicola Bignami Violin
  • Lorenza Borrani Violin
  • Francesco Bossaglia Horn
  • Federico Bresciani Violin
  • Luise Buchberger Cello
  • Gilbert Cami Farras Horn
  • Michal Duris Violin
  • Michele Fattori Bassoon
  • Nicolas Fleury Horn
  • Timoti Fregni Violin
  • Juan Pedro Fuentes Bassoon
  • Daniel Fuster Oboe
  • Olga Hansen Viola
  • Katharina Hotzenecker Violin
  • Simone Jandl Viola
  • Thomas Patrick Kane Horn
  • Suyeon Kang Violin
  • Andrea Landi Cello
  • Andrea Mascetti Violin
  • Antonio Mercurio Doublebass
  • Julia Neher Viola
  • Anne Parisot Flute
  • Katharina Naomi Paul Violin
  • Vincenzo Pierotti Trumpet
  • Lia Previtali Viola
  • Giovanni Punzi Clarinet
  • Simone Roggen Violin
  • Antoine SigurĂ© Timpani
  • Giacomo Tesini Violin
  • Tommaso Tesini Cello
  • Marco Toro Trumpet
  • Alja Velkaverh Flute
  • Malin William-Olsson Violin