Enrico Onofri

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Violinist and conductor, Enrico grown up in the antique atelier of his parents in Ravenna (Italy), surrounded by the beauty of the past, developing hence a passion for the historical performances since the beginning of his music studies. As a conductor and soloist, he was so led to explore the repertoire from the 17th to the 20th century creating his personal language through the knowledge of the historical praxes, intended as extraordinary sources of inspiration for new ideas and panoramas in interpretation. Invited by Jordi Savall to be the concertmaster of La Capella Real when he was still a student, very soon he found himself working with groups such as Concentus Musicus Wien and Il Giardino Armonico, the ensemble he led as concertmaster and soloist from 1987 to 2010. In 2002 he entered upon a conductor’s career which has brought him great acclaim and numerous invitations from orchestras, opera houses and festivals all over Europe, Japan and Canada. Enrico is the Principal Conductor of the Filarmonica Toscanini, Associated Conductor of the Münchener Kammerorchester, Artistic Partner Conductor of the Austrian-Hungarian Haydn Philharmonie, Associated Conductor of the Orchestre National d’Auvergne, founder of the Imaginarium Ensemble, music director and conductor of the Real Câmara Baroque Orchestra. In 2019 he’s been awarded the F. Abbiati prize as best soloist of the year.