Il Giardino Armonico

© Lukasz Rajchert
© Lukasz Rajchert
© Federico Emmi

Il Giardino Armonico, founded in 1985 and conducted by Giovanni Antonini, has long established itself as one of the world’s leading period instrument ensembles, bringing together musicians from some of the most important music institutions in Europe. The repertoire of the ensemble focuses mainly on works of the 17th and 18th centuries. Depending on the requirements of the program, the ensemble consists of three to 30 instrumentalists.

Il Giardino Armonico is regularly invited to festivals all over the world, performing in the most important concert halls, and received the highest acclaim for both their concerts and their staged opera productions, like Monteverdi’s Orfeo, Händel’s Agrippina, Il Trionfo del Tempo del Disinganno and La Resurrezione, Vivaldi’s Ottone in Villa, as well as Handel’s opera Giulio Cesare in Egitto at the Salzburger Festspiele and Pfingstfestival in 2012.

Il Giardino Armonico is regularly invited to festivals all over the world, performing in the most important concert halls, and received the highest acclaim for both their concerts and their staged opera productions, like Monteverdi’s Orfeo, Händel’s Agrippina, Il Trionfo del Tempo del Disinganno and La Resurrezione, Vivaldi’s Ottone in Villa, as well as Handel’s opera Giulio Cesare in Egitto at the Salzburger Festspiele and Pfingstfestival in 2012.

The most recent projects include the recording of Haydn’s The Creation in collaboration with the Bavarian Radio Chorus, published by Alpha Classic in October 2020.

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PRESS

„The clarity of the orchestration is made transparent and gleaming by the soloists of Il Giardino Armonico, who also make the most of every joke or surprise.“

The Guardian, 19 JUN 2021

„De la très belle ouvrage.“

Diapason d’Or, APR 2021

„On the basis of this delightful recording I can only hope that at some point during his Haydn journey Antonini will also tackle Haydn’s other great oratorio, The Seasons.“

Presto Music, 09 OCT 2020

PROJECTS 2023/24 – A SELECTION

December 2023 and upon request
Project with Giovanni Antonini, direction and recorder // Avi Avital, mandolin

J. Haydn: Overture, Allegro con Espressione from Philemon und Baucis Hob. XXIXa:1
C. W. Gluck: Dance of the Blessed Spirits from Orfeo ed Euridice
J. S. Bach: Concerto for two harpsichords in C minor BWV 1060 (transcription for recorder, mandolin and orchestra: Avi Avital)
J. S. Bach: Harpsichord concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052 (transcription for recorder, mandolin and orchestra: Avi Avital)
J. N. Hummel: Mandolin Concerto in G major S28
J. Haydn: Symphony No. 43 E flat major Hob. I:43 „Merkur“

25 + 31 August 2023 and upon request
Serpent & Fire
with Giovanni Antonini, direction and recorder // Anna Prohaska, soprano

Works by H. Purcell, C. Graupner, J. A. Hasse, G. F. Händel and others


This album is simply masterful – both conceptually and artistically.

Dirk Kruse, BR Klassik

Availability upon request
WHAT’S NEXT VIVALDI?
with Giovanni Antonini, direction / Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin

Works by Antonio Vivaldi, Luca Francesconi, Simone Movio, Salvatore Sciarrino a.o.

© Patricia Kopatchinskaja


It is precisely this power that strikes the listener from every bar of the co-produced recording “What’s Next Vivaldi?”.

concerti, 18. Oktober 2020

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PAST CONCERTS – A SELECTION


10. + 11. May 2019, Herkulessaal der Residenz, München
13. May 2019, Mozartfest Augsburg
14. May 2019, Konzerthaus Wien
23. June 2019, Soli Deo Gloria – Braunschweig Festival
28. June 2019, Rheingau Musik Festival
Giovanni Antonini, conductor / Anna Lucia Richter, soprano / Maximilian Schmitt, tenor / Florian Boesch, bass baritone / Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks

J. Haydn: The Creation Hob. XXI:2

14. November 2018, Konzerthaus Berlin
Il Giardino Armonico Giovanni Antonini, conductor / Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin

Works by A. Vivaldi, L. Francesconi, S. Movio, A. Cattaneo

© Patricia Kopatchinskaja

26. + 7. August 2018
„Serpent & fire“
Giovanni Antonini, conductor / Anna Prohaska, soprano