February 09, 2016

Salut Salon stars of Italy's 2016 Festival di Sanremo

The famed festival that inspired the Eurovision Song Contest welcomes the German quartet-turned-internet sensation.

The 66th Festival della Canzone Italiana (Italian Festival of Song) kicks off tonight in Sanremo, officially opened by Elton John. The Hamburg quartet Salut Salon is among the international musical acts, joining a line-up that includes actress Nicole Kidman.

The talented foursome from Hamburg perform their irresistible Carnival programme on 10 February: a playful blend of classical music, cabaret and pantomime that takes Saint-Saëns' Carnival of the Animals as its starting point, and forms the basis of their new album Carnival Fantasy.

The classically trained musicians of this all-singing, all-dancing piano quartet will show their characteristic talent, humour and charm alongside special guests Eros Ramazzotti, Ellie Golding and actress Nicole Kidman.

Their Sanremo performance follows Salut Salon's debut French tour; the next months will bring them back to France, and on to Austria, Luxembourg and in April to the United States for 18 shows.

Salut Salon's new album Carnival Fantasy is out now.