The outstanding Italian Baroque group Armoniosa was founded in 2012, since when they have emerged as one of the most deeply impressive ensembles specialising in music of the 17th and 18th centuries across Europe.
Performing exclusively on original instruments and modern reconstructions, occasionally on instruments made by members of the group themselves, the individual and corporate artistry of this remarkable group of musicians has earned Armoniosa a growing reputation of considerable distinction.
The artists comprising Armoniosa are: Michele Barchi, harpsichord; Francesco Cerrato, violin; Stefano Cerrato, violoncello; Marco Demaria, violoncello and Daniele Ferretti, organ. This gifted group of musicians has a rigorous study method and work ethic concerning style and interpretation, playing original instruments in order to base their performances to be 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).