Enrico Onofri

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Enrico Onofri
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e.onofri@conservatoriorossini.it

 

Appointed in 2020 as principal conductor of Filarmonica Toscanini in Parma, principal guest conductor of Haydn Philharmonie in Eisenstadt since 2019 and musical director and conductor of Academia Montis Regalis orchestra, Enrico grown up in the antique atelier of his parents in Ravenna (Italy), surrounded by the beauty of the past since the beginning of his music studies, developing hence a passion for the historical performance. 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 an extraordinary sources of inspiration for new ideas and panoramas in interpretation. His career began with an invitation from 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 whose he’s been concertmaster and soloist from 1987 to 2010. In 2002 he entered upon a conductor’s career, which has brought him great critical acclaim and numerous invitations from orchestras, opera houses and festivals in Europe, Japan and Canada. Since 2006 he’s principal guest conductor with Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla. Invitations as conductor or as conductor in residence include orchestras such as Akademie für Akademie für Alte Musik, Camerata Bern, Bochumer Symphoniker, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Festival Strings Lucerne, Orchestre d’Auvergne, Kammerorchester Basel, Tafelmusik Toronto, Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Real Orquesta Sinfonica de Sevilla, Orchestre de l’Opéra de Lyon, Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia, Orchestra Metropolitana Lisbon, Real Filharmonia de Galicia, Riga Sinfonietta and more. In the opera field, he conducted opera productions at the Lyon Opéra, Teatro de la Maestranza of Sevilla, Torino Teatro Regio, Halle Staatstheater, among others. He founded the chamber group Imaginarium Ensemble to perform the great Italian solo violin repertoire from the early Baroque until the Age of the Enlightenments. Enrico has performed in the world’s most famous concert halls, including the Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, Mozarteum in Salzburg, Philarmonie and Unter den Linden Opera in Berlin, Alte Oper in Frankfurt, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Teatro San Carlo in Naples, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, the Wigmore Hall and Barbican in London, Tonhalle in Zurich, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, Oji Hall in Tokio, Osaka Symphony Hall, Colon in Buenos Aires, alongside artists like Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Gustav Leonhardt, Christophe Coin, Cecilia Bartoli, Katia and Marielle Labèque and more. Many of Enrico Onofri’s recordings have been awarded prestigious international prizes, such as the Gramophone Award, Grand Prix des Discophiles, Echo-Deutsche Schallplattenpreis, Premio Caecilia, Premio Fondazione Cini of Venice, La Nouvelle Academie du Disque and numerous Diapason d’Or, Choc de la Musique, 10 de Répertoire des disques compacts. Enrico Onofri has been professor of historical performances at conservatoire A.Scarlatti in Palermo since 1999, currently at conservatoire G.Rossini in Pesaro. He has been invited to give master classes throughout Europe, Canada, USA (Juilliard School, New York) and Japan. He’s been tutor and conductor with EUBO (European Union Baroque Orchestra). In 2019 he’s been awarded the F.Abbiati prize as best soloist of the year.