Il Giardino Armonico

Il Giardino Armonico

Il Giardino Armonico

Founded in 1985 and directed by Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico has become established as one of the world’s leading period instrument ensembles. Its repertoire focuses on the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.


    Il Giardino Armonico has received high acclaim for both concerts and opera productions, including Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, Vivaldi’s Ottone in villa, Handel’s Agrippina, Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, La Resurrezione, and Giulio Cesare in Egitto with Cecilia Bartoli.

    In co-production with the National Forum of Music in Wrocław, the ensemble released Serpent & Fire with Anna Prohaska (2016) which won the ICMA 'Baroque Vocal' Award in 2017, and La morte della Ragione (2019), awarded the Diapason d'Or and Choc de Classica. Their Telemann album won the Diapason d'Or of the Year and the ECHO Klassik prize in 2017. A new Vivaldi Album Concerti per flauto was released in March 2020 and won the Diapason d’Or. In October 2020 the group released What’s next Vivaldi? with Patricia Kopatchinskaja, focusing on the famous composer alongside selected Italian contemporary composers.

    Il Giardino Armonico is part of the project Haydn2032 for the recording of the complete Haydn symphonies and a series of thematic concerts. In 2015 La Passione won the ECHO Klassik prize while Il Filosofo was named 'Choc of the Year' by Classica. Solo e Pensoso was released in 2016 and Il Distratto won the Gramophone Award in 2017. La Roxolana followed in January 2020, then L'Addio in January 2021, which was awarded a 'Choc of the Year' by Classica and a Diapason d'Or. The series has been enriched by Die Schöpfung released in October 2020 with the Bavarian Radio Chorus.