Enrico Onofri is an artist whose multifaceted career has led him over the years to lead positions as principal or associate conductor with five orchestras in four different countries, as well as a large number of invitations as a guest or in-residence conductor.
Principal Conductor of the Filarmonica Toscanini in Parma, Artistic Partner of the Haydn Philharmonie, Associate Conductor of the Münchener Kammerorchester and of the Orchestre National d'Auvergne, as well as Founder and Director of Imaginarium Ensemble, he was concertmaster from 1986 to 2010 of the ensemble Il Giardino Armonico, after his youthful beginnings alongside Jordi Savall and Nikolaus Harnoncourt. In 2002, he began his conducting career with symphonic, chamber and historical orchestras such as the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Akademie für Alte Musik, the Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla, the Camerata Bern, the Bochumer Symphoniker and the Festival Strings of Lucerne. Others also included the Kammerorchester Basel, the Tafelmusik Toronto, the Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Divino Sospiro, the Real Orquesta Sinfonica de Sevilla, the Orchestra dell'Opéra de Lyon, the Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia, the Orchestra Metropolitana de Lisboa, the Real Filharmonia de Galicia, the Riga Sinfonietta.
Conductor, violinist, teacher, grown up in his parents' antiquarian atelier in Ravenna, surrounded by the beauty of the past from the beginning of his musical studies, Enrico Onofri has developed a deep passion for historical performances, exploring the repertoire from the seventeenth to the twentieth century, and thus creating its own personal language through the knowledge of ancient practices, intended as extraordinary sources of inspiration for new ideas and panoramas in interpretation. Enrico thus continues to develop new connections, conducting new programs ranging from the eighteenth century to contemporary music.
He has also distinguished himself in opera productions at the Lyon Opera, at the Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville, at the Halle Staatstheater, collaborating with directors such as Alessio Pizzech, Mariame Clément, David Marton and Stephen Lawless.
Enrico Onofri has been awarded numerous and prestigious recording awards, as well as the 2019' Premio Abbiati as best soloist of the year. His latest with Imaginarium Ensemble include Diapason d'or de l'année 2020 for "Into Nature" and Choc! Classica & Diapason d'or 2021 for "Seicento".
Enrico Onofri, poker of orchestras
Endless ovation for Onofri
Amidst a thunder of fireworks, the new season of the Filarmonica Toscanini opened [...]
Decisive direction, in the same incisiveness of gesture to which the instrumentalists of the Toscanini responded with clear compliance.
The sober elegance of Messiah
The Münchener Kammerorchester shines under Enrico Onofri with Beethoven and Schönberg