Format: COMPACT DISC
ONOFRI IMAGINARIUM ENSEMBLE
25 years after the revolutionary recording with Il Giardino Armonico, Enrico Onofri presents a new exciting version of Vivaldi's Le quattro stagioni on PASSACAILLE, in which he has put all his artistic maturity and knowledge into practice. The focus of the recording is not only on Vivaldi. Onofri also wanted to pay tribute to Mother Nature, who has inspired artists of all genres with her sounds, images, smells and wonders. The selected pieces that accompany the Evergreen come from the Italian repertoire of the 17th century. The Italian violinist and conductor, Enrico Onofri, was invited while still a student by Jordi Savall as concertmaster of La Capella Reial de Catalunya, and also performed with such ensembles as Concentus Musicus Wien, Ensemble Mosaïques, and Concerto Italiano (Director: Rinaldo Alessandrini). He has been concertmaster and solo violinist of Il Giardino Armonico since 1987. Since 2002 Enrico Onofri has also appeared with great success as a conductor, receiving invitations from orchestras and festivals throughout Europe and in Japan. In 2005 he became principal conductor of Orquestra Divino Sospiro (the resident Baroque orchestra at CCB in Lisbon). In 2000 he founded the chamber ensemble Imaginarium.