The Venice Mandolin and Guitar Ensemble (Ensemble di Mandolini e Chitarre di Venezia) is a chamber ensemble consisting of mandolins, mandola and guitars dedicated to showing to the world audience the unlimited richness of Italian Classical Music for plucked instruments. This tradition began in Venice and Italy's Veneto region during the Renaissance with the luthier's families Tieffenbrucker and Sellas and continued with the wonderful Baroque Concertos for mandolins by Antonio Vivaldi and Johann Adolf Hasse. The 18th Century brought instruments built by Giuseppe Molinari and the 19th Century works by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, who introduced mandolin in many Operas. The Venice Mandolin and Guitar Ensemble - an activity by Agape Associazione Culturale - was founded in March 2014 following the experience of Quartetto a pizzico "Riccardo Drigo", an ensemble of musicians who had the opportunity to play in Syracuse, Asolo, Treviso, Vicenza, Padua and Venice. Members of Venice Mandolin and Guitar Ensemble are: Emanuele Cappellotto, mandolin and conductor, Massimo Sanapo, Emiliano Scettri, mandolins, Giulio Sensolo, tenor mandola, Nicola Mazzon, Filippo Favaro, Anna Favaro, Guitars.