About Dolce Suono Ensemble

“Beautiful texturing…a stunning ensemble” – The Philadelphia Inquirer
“Think classical music is stuffy and inaccessible? Think again.” – The Bulletin
“Playing that combined elegance and depth” – Broad Street Review

Dolce Suono Ensemble has been dazzling audiences and invigorating the music world through dynamic chamber music performances by a core of outstanding artists – Dolce Suono Ensemble, programming, the commissioning and performance of important contributions to the chamber music repertoire, and the engagement of diverse communities through educational and outreach events.

Founded in 2005 by flutist Mimi Stillman, Dolce Suono presents chamber music concerts on its home series in Philadelphia, has touring engagements throughout the region, and does educational outreach partnerships with Philadelphia public schools. The artists of the Dolce Suono Ensemble are drawn from Philadelphia's premier musical institutions - Curtis Institute of Music, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Temple University, and University of Pennsylvania. The artists have enjoyed long-standing, fruitful collaborations, many stretching back to their student days at Curtis.

Dolce Suono’s programming encompasses Baroque to new music, and world music including Latin and Asian. Its active commissioning program has led to 14 world premieres in 5 seasons. Dolce Suono has built a large and loyal following, and garnered extensive praise in print, radio, TV, and internet media. Our educational outreach partnerships have reached over 2,000 Philadelphia public school students since 2005. Dolce Suono has forthcoming CDs on the Innova and DTR labels.