Founded by Fabio Bonizzoni in 1995 as a vocal and instrumental group, La Risonanza has become a chamber orchestra devoted to 17th and 18th Century music. It frequently collaborates with guest choirs for programmes such as George Frideric Handel’s Messiah or Monteverdi’s Vespers and invites regularly leading Italian singers like Roberta Invernizzi, Romina Basso, Raffaella Milanesi, Sergio Foresti and Fulvio Bettini.
Its intense concert activity brings the group all over Europe in the most important series: Santa Cecilia and Società del Quartetto in Italy, Festival of Utrecht, Quincena de San Sebastian, Festival de Cuenca, Festival de Santander, Teatro Real de Madrid, Bruges Festival and Concertgebouw, Bozar Center in Brussels, Arsenal in Metz, Salle Gaveu in Paris…
La Risonanza was involved in a long term project devoted to the Italian cantatas with instruments of G.F. Handel which was recorded by Spanish label Glossa.This project is done in collaboration with the Faculty of Musicology of the University of Pavia and with the Associazione Hendel of Milan.
The debut CD of the series has been awarded the prestigeous Stanley Sadie Handel recording prize 2007 while the second volume has been “Editor’s Choice” in Gramophone. The last volume appeared has won the “ffff” award of French magazine Télérama and the “10” of Dutch magazine Luister.
From 2007, La Risonanza is “orchestra in residence” in the French “Département de l’Aisne” with the support of the “Conseil général de l’Aisne” and of the “Ministère de la culture et de la communication (DRAC de Picardie)”.