Exploring musical inspiration within the fine arts

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"The Florentine Arts Ensemble were a welcome addition to the Broadway Arts Festival this year. Their unique approach of associating John Singer Sargent's paintings with the music of his day and his musical friends fitted perfectly into the theme of our Festival. Liv-Marie and Jan performed an innovative and most enjoyable concert."


Simon Pym Williamson

Director, Broadway Arts Festival 2014

"The best musical experiences in a gallery setting are when the works of art create the perfect context for the repertoire being performed.  On 21 June 2013, with the evening light pouring into our Impressionist gallery at the Fitzwilliam Museum, the Florentine Ensemble created just such an experience.  The programme featured works by composers such as Debussy, Catoire and Ravel, who were contemporary with Impressionist artists.  But what made the evening were the introductions given by Liv-Marie Kodurand making the connection between specific paintings by Monet, Renoir, Seurat and Cezanne and the pieces to be performed.  The setting and acoustic for her performance on violin, accompanied by Jan Rautio on piano, made for an unforgettable evening."


Rachel Sinfield

Head of Communications and Engagement

The Fitzwilliam Museum, 2013