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Was founded in 2002 by Vittorio Ghielmi with the collaboration of three gamba soloist : Rodney Prada, Fahmi Alqhai and Cristiano Contadin.

It is considered now one of the most important viols quartet and invited to play all around the world. IL SUONAR PARLANTE // VIOL QUARTET has recorded his last productions for the Munich record company Winter&Winter. The CD with the jazz cello player Ernst Rejiseger  (Full of Colour) has been recognized as “an absolute revolution for the sound of ancient instruments” (Diapason d’or, Choc du Monde de la Musique, Preis des Deutsches Schallplatten). Further releases Purcell fantasias (2008), "Die Kunst der Fuge" with Lorenzo Ghielmi (2009). 


Il Suonar Parlante Viol Quartet
Kenny Wheeler & Il Suonar Parlante

As hommage to Kenny Wheeler, one of the greatest jazz trumpet player, who left us in 2014. Below one of his unpublished compositions written for


Thank you Kenny.

piece for 4 viols and voice - Kenny Wheeler 2001 - IL SUONAR PARLANTE / VIOL QUARTET and Graciela Gibelli
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