Francesco Cerrato, violin
Stefano Cerrato, 5-strings violoncello
Marco Demaria, violoncello di continuo
Michele Barchi, harpsichord
Daniele Ferretti, positive organ
Antonio Vivaldi (1678‒1741)
Selection of Concertos from the set L’estro armonico, Op. 3 (transcription by Michele Barchi)
A group of brilliant musicians from Italy will perform a special program named Five with Estro – A virtuoso Tour with Vivaldi, focusing on a set of Violin Concertos from Vivaldi’s famous collection L’estro armonico (in a transcription made by Michele Barchi).
The outstanding Italian Baroque group Armoniosa was founded in 2012 and since that year they have emerged across Europe as one of the most impressive ensembles specialising in music of the 17th and 18th centuries.
Performing exclusively on original instruments and modern reconstructions (occasionally on instruments made by members of the group themselves), the individual and corporate artistry of these remarkable musicians earned Armoniosa a growing reputation and considerable distinction.
The artists performing in Armoniosa are Michele Barchi (harpsichord), Francesco Cerrato (violin), Stefano Cerrato (violoncello), Marco Demaria (violoncello) and Daniele Ferretti (organ). This gifted group of players has a rigorous study method and work ethic concerning style and interpretation, playing original instruments in order to base their performances as close to musical truth as possible.
Armoniosa was invited to join the prestigious German record label MDG – Musikproduktion Dabringhaus und Grimm with Italian repertoire of the XVIII century. »La Stravaganza« op. 4 by Antonio Vivaldi (2015) had a dazzling debut and outstanding reviews from the international press, including Gramophone (UK), Fanfare Magazine (USA), Klassik.com (Germany).
In 2016 Armoniosa released their second production, six Trio Sonatas for violin, violoncello and continuo by Giovanni Benedetto Platti, which met with similar plaudits. Their latest releases are Six Sonatas Opus 3 for Violoncello and Basso Continuo by Carlo Graziani on the enterprising Rubicon Classics label and (in late 2018) Vivaldi’s complete »L’Estro Armonico« Opus 3, which has been eagerly awaited by lovers of 18th-century music.
Recent international engagements include appearances at the Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik, Austria and the Casa dei Mezzo Music Festival, Crete, Greece.
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