Among the official representatives of the Italian culture in the world, the trio Voces Intimae (Riccardo Cecchetti – piano, Luigi de Filippi – violin, Sandro Meo – violoncello) has appeared in such halls as the Wigmore Hall and St. John’s Smith Square in London, the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Musik Halle in Hamburg, the Vredenburg in Utrecht, deSingel in Antwerp, the Festival Europalia-Italia in Belgium, Festival dei due Mondi of Spoleto, Amici della Musica of Florence, Unione Musicale of Turin, Istituzione Universitaria dei Concerti of Rome, Bologna Festival, Amici della Musica of Perugia. The Trio has given concerts for the Presidents of the Italian Republic G. Napolitano and C.A. Ciampi, at the Quirinale residence in Rome. They have appeared at BBC-Radio3 e RAI-Radio3. In special occasions Voces Intimae appears as an Ensemble, as for the collaboration with the Rome Opera House in the creation of new ballet productions.
Voces Intimae recorded for Warner Classics. The first issue has been the complete edition of the trios of J.N. Hummel recorded on period instruments and released in two CDs, which has been awarded the Critics CD of the year 2006 and CD of the week by BBC-Radio3, Choice of the Month by BBC Music Magazine and Cdécisif by the Radio Suisse Romande. Voces Intimae has also recorded the trios of Franz Schubert and Felix Mendelssohn Bartoldy, as well as a selection of a rare repertoire of 19th century Fantasias based on the operas of Vincenzo Bellini, all of which on period instruments.
The intent of the Trio is to restore the music to its original transparency, to try to make evident the original intentions of the composers through sound and phrasing, and bring to light the history that is tied to the piece. The choice of the name, Voces Intimae, confirms the group’s aim to enhance the more subtle aspects of the repertoire without being obliged to sound like a “round of artillerary”, but rather to show the rhythm of horse trot and the favouring of the more subtle undertones, the understated, and the veins of melancholy, all aspects that during the 20th century were often deserted.