Concerti Visionari

Soloist with baroque strings lead by Fabio Bonizzoni

virtuosic and festive music by Antonio Vivaldi 

La Risonanza | Fabio Bonizzoni 

 

Founded by Fabio Bonizzoni in 1995 as a vocal and instrumental group, La Risonanza is now a chamber orchestra on period instruments. It has a flexible instrumentation depending upon the repertoire performed and it occasionally collaborates with guest choirs for performances of larger works. The ensemble particularly focuses its attention on Italian style music composed between the end of the 17th and the first half of the 18th Century. 

 

La Risonanza’s recording career started in 1996 with a CD completely devoted to Girolamo Frescobaldi. Subsequently it produced CDs with the “Missa Non sine quare” of Johann Caspar Kerll (awarded “CHOC” by Le Monde de la Musique), Barbara Strozzi and Luigi Rossi cantatas, Giuseppe Sammartini, Michel Corrette and Franz Joseph Haydn organ concertos.

Since 2002 La Risonanza has been recording for the Spanish label Glossa, and with that label it completed the recording of all Handel’s Italian cantatas with instruments in 2009. The first CD devoted to this project and dedicated to the “Cantate per il Cardinal Pamphili” was awarded the “Stanley Sadie Handel Recording Prize 2007”, an international award for the best Handel recording of the year. 

The 5th volume, “Clori, Tirsi e Fileno”, and the 7th volume, “Apollo e Dafne”, were also awarded this same prize in 2010 and 2011. “Apollo e Dafne” also won the prestigious Gramophone Award 2011. 

In October 2016 La Risonanza released the CD “Dido and Aeneas” as a fruit of the new collaboration with the Amsterdam based label Challenge Classics. 

 

The group regularly performs in all major European venues and festivals, including Festival of Utrecht and Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw, Festival of Cuenca and Madrid’s Auditorio, Händel Festspiele Halle, Concertgebouw Brugge, Società del Quartetto of Milan and MITO, Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome and GOG Society in Genoa.

La Risonanza is “Orchestra in residence” at the festival of Saint Michel en Thiérache.  

 

The group produces and performs the Festival “Sostenibilità ad arte”, born in 2014 under the name “Note Etiche” and dedicated to ethics and sustainability in various sectors.  It takes place at “Palazzo Mezzanote”, headquarters of the Italian stock exchange, and has over the years developed to a rich one-day festival in coproduction with the “Forum per la Finanza Sostenibile” including performances of different arts, workshops for children and panel discussions. 

Since 2016 the orchestra organizes their own Milan based concert season “La Risonanza per Milano”. Their main venues are the Palazzina Liberty and the “Museum of Siences and Tecnology Leonardo Da Vinci”, alongside some other suggestive places. The season mainly consists of performances by La Risonanza, but also features some projects including young musicians and students, like “Sul palco de La Risonanza” and “La Primavera de La Risonanza”. 

 

La Risonanza is supported in France by the Conseil général de l'Aisne and the Ministry of Culture and Communication and, in Italy, by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, the Region of Lombardy and the City of Milan. It has also frequently received funds from Fondazione Cariplo.

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