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 an album completely devoted to Girolamo Frescobaldi. Subsequently it produced albums with the Missa Non sine quare of Johann Caspar Kerll, Barbara Strozzi and Luigi Rossi cantatas, Giuseppe Sammartini, Michel Corrette and Franz Joseph Haydn organ concertos.
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 and, since 2016, at the Palazzina Liberty of Milan.