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, Händel’s Agrippina, Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, La Resurrezione, and Giulio Cesare in Egitto with Cecilia Bartoli during the Salzburg Whitsun and Summer Festival 2012. In co-production with the National Forum of Music in Wrocław (Poland) the group released Serpent & Fire with Anna Prohaska (Alpha Classics – Outhere Music, 2016) which won the ICMA ‘Baroque vocal’ award in 2017 and La Morte della Ragione in 2019 which won the Diapason d’Or and ‘Choc’ de Classica.

    Also on Alpha Classics the group will release with Patricia Kopatchinskaja a volume focusing on Vivaldi and selected Italian contemporary composers. Their Telemann album won the Diapason d’Or de l’année and the Echo Klassik in 2017. Il Giardino Armonico is part of the twenty-year project Haydn2032 for the recording of the complete Haydn Symphonies (Alpha Classics) and a series of thematic concerts across Europe. In 2015 La Passione won the Echo Klassik while Il Filosofo was awarded a ‘Choc de l'année’ by Classica. Il distratto won the Gramophone Award in 2017.