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Venice Baroque Orchestra

Venice Baroque Orchestra

Founded in 1997 by Baroque scholar and harpsichordist Andrea Marcon, the Venice Baroque Orchestra is recognized as one of the premier ensembles devoted to period instrument performance.

Committed to the rediscovery of 17th- and 18th-century masterpieces, the Venice Baroque Orchestra has given the modern-day premieres of Francesco Cavalli's L'Orione, Vivaldi's Atenaide, Andromeda liberata, Benedetto Marcello's La morte d'Adone and Il trionfo della poesia e della musica, and Boccherini's La Clementina. With Teatro La Fenice in Venice, the Orchestra has staged Cimarosa's L'Olimpiade, Handel's Siroe, and Galuppi's L'Olimpiade, and reprised Siroe at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York in its first full staging in the United States.

The Orchestra's first album for Naïve, a pasticcio of Metastasio's L'Olimpiade featuring the recording premieres of many 18th-century
opera arias, was released in 2012 and has been awarded Choc du Monde de la Musique. The Venice Baroque Orchestra has an extensive discography with Sony and Deutsche Grammophon. Their world-premiere recording of Andromeda liberata was
followed by two recordings of violin concertos with Giuliano Carmignola; an album of Vivaldi sinfonias and concertos for strings; Vivaldi motets and arias with soprano Simone Kermes,  two albums with Ms. Ko┼żená-Handel arias and Vivaldi arias; Vivaldi concertos for two violins with Viktoria Mullova and Giuliano Carmignola, and Italian arias with Ms. Petibon. The Orchestra's earlier discography on Sony with Giuliano Carmignola includes The Four Seasons, two albums of previously unrecorded Vivaldi concertos, Locatelli violin concertos, and a collection of Bach arias featuring Angelika Kirchschlager. For its recordings, the Orchestra has been honored with the Diapason d'Or, Choc du Monde de la Musique, Echo Award and the Edison Award.

In addition to frequent radio broadcast of their concerts, the Orchestra have been seen worldwide through several television specials,
including films by the BBC, ARTE, NTR (Netherlands), and NHK. They have been the subject of three recent video recordings, in Romania, Croatia, Lisbon. Their performances will also be featured on Swiss TV in an upcoming documentary
on Vivaldi.

The Venice Baroque Orchestra is supported by Fondazione Cassamarca in Treviso.