Agassiz Chamber Music Festival presents
Quartetto Gelato

Winnipeg’s Agassiz Chamber Music Festival, and Artistic Director Paul Marleyn, are delighted to present a wonderful concert from our 2022 festival, featuring the eclectic, multi-talented and iconic Canadian ensemble, Quartetto Gelato – as our submission for the 2023 July in January Festival. Along with more mainstream chamber music masterworks performed by many of Canada’s and the world’s finest chamber musicians, Agassiz also seeks to present diverse music and innovative ensembles, like our Gelato-loving friends. We hope that you enjoy their music, improvisation and exciting creativity as much as we do.

Paul Marleyn, Artist Director, Agassiz Chamber Festival


Traditional (arr. by P. DeSotto / A. Sevastian) – Romamolda Hora
F. Lemos (arr. by S. MacIntosh) – Cigano no Baiao
Beethoven (arr. by C. Cozens) – Cuban Sonata Pathétique
C. Cozens – Elegie for the Swan and Lark
D. Brubeck, W.A. Mozart (arr. by C. Cozens) – Blue Rondo
Various (arr. by C. Cozens) – Cartoon Fantasy
Traditional (arr. by C. Maier / M. Camilleri) – The Pipes
A. Piazzolla (arr. by C. Cozens) – Tanti Anni
Traditional (arr. by C. Cozens) – Klezmer Fantasy


Quartetto Gelato

Colin Maier – oboe, vocals, musical saw
Konstantin Popovic – violin, vocals
Matti Pulkki – accordion
Kirk Starkey – cello

About Quartetto Gelato

Virtuosic showpieces and romantic ballads, blazing gypsy tunes and forgotten chestnuts, all brought to life with multi-instrument mastery: this is Quartetto Gelato—a popular and highly unusual classical quartet.

With sold-out performances in New York, Washington, L.A., London, Tokyo, Hong Kong and elsewhere, this dazzling ensemble has enchanted audiences and critics worldwide with its exotic blend of musical virtuosity, artistic passion and humour. With a performance repertoire that spans the globe and includes classical masterworks, engaging vocals, the sizzling energy of tangos, gypsy and klezmer songs, the group’s theatrical stage presence and relaxed humour establish an intimate rapport with audiences worldwide.