Giovanni Antonini

Giovanni Antonini (born 1965) is an Italian conductor and soloist on the recorder[1] and baroque transverse flute. He studied in his native Milan, and attended the Civica Scuola di Musica in that city and the Centre de Musique Ancienne in Geneva. In 1985, along with Luca Pianca, he co-founded Il Giardino Armonico, a pioneering Italian early music ensemble based in Milan.[2]

Giovanni Antonini, Misteria Paschalia Festival, Kraków Philharmonic, 04.04.2010.

Antonini is part of the Italian historically informed performance movement, and has performed with musicians including Christoph Prégardien, Christophe Coin, Katia and Marielle Labèque, Viktoria Mullova and Giuliano Carmignola. With Il Giardino Armonico he has received the Gramophone Award, Diapason d’Or, and Choc du Monde de la Musique.[3]

In 2014, Antonini and Il Giardino Armonico commenced a project aiming to perform and record all of Joseph Haydn's symphonies by 2032, the 300th anniversary of the composer's birth.[4]


  1. ^ Stevenson, Joseph. "Giovanni Antonini". Allmusic. Retrieved 20 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Music of the Italian Baroque". Presto Classical.
  3. ^ "Passion, forbidden love and 'gunshots' in a semi-scenic performance of mozart's Don Giovanni. The Basel Chamber Orchestra and Giovanni Antonini join an exceptional cast on stage, at #EnescuOnline". George Enescu Festival. 31 May 2020. Retrieved 26 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Haydn 2032 - The new project of Giovanni Antonini & Alpha". Outhere Music.

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