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About Riccardo Minasi

Riccardo Minasi is an Italian violinist and conductor, closely associated with many early music groups. Founder and former director of the ensemble Il Pomo d'Oro, Minasi has also worked with Jordi Savall, René Jacobs, Viktoria Mullova, Albrecht Mayer, Christophe Coin, and Reinhard Goebel, and he has performed with Le Concert des Nations, Accademia Bizantina, Il Giardino Armonico, Concerto Italiano, the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid. In his capacity as a conductor, he has led the Opéra National de Lyon, Kammerakademie Potsdam, the Zürich Kammerorchester, the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Ensemble Resonanz, Il Complesso Barocco, the Holland Baroque Society, and the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra, among many other groups. Minasi is an academic scholar, and he has edited the critical edition of Vincenzo Bellini's opera Norma for Baerenreiter, collaborating with Maurizio Biondi. From 2004 to 2010, Minasi was professor of chamber music at the Conservatorio V. Bellini in Palermo, and he has given many masterclasses and lectures around the world. Minasi worked with Joyce DiDonato on the album Stella di Napoli, which was nominated for a Grammy Award, and won a Diapason d'Or of the Year and the BBC Music Magazine Award of 2015. Minasi has recorded for Naïve and Erato.