“L’Archicembalo” is a lifelong formation born in 2000 from the desire of Marcello Bianchi (violin and Konzertmeister) and Daniela Demicheli (harpsichord and artistic director) to give life to an ensemble specialized in the execution, according to the practices of the time and on original instruments, of the musical repertoire from the Baroque to the first classicism.
L’Archicembalo, active in the world music scene with concerts at prestigious festivals, master classes and recordings for the main European radio and television networks, is made up of musicians who boast collaborations with the "greats" of Baroque music: Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Gustav Leonhardt, Sigisvald and Bart Kuijken, Ton Koopman, Simon Preston, Chiara Banchini and Amandine Beyer to name a few.
Particularly engaged in the diffusion of the Italian repertoire of the ' 600/' 700, the Ensemble turned its interest mainly to the work of Antonio Vivaldi, developing an ambitious record project – welcomed with such a favor by public and critics bringing the octet at the top of the streaming play chart with millions of clicks in few months, of which, the publication of the 4 CD box set, released for Brilliant classics in May 2019, containing the complete Concerts and Symphonies for strings and continuo, is an important step.
That one can emerge fresh from the listening experience and crave more says much for L’Archicembalo’s compelling performances and Vivaldi’s indefatigable imagination…"
Robin Stowell The Strad
"... as soon as I listened to them, I was electrified. A new, lively and harmonious interpretation, a blessing and an absolute stimulus for my ears." Bettina Winkler SWR (Sudwestrundfunk)
"L'Archicembalo is an Italian Baroque string octet with a nimble and vivacious style. Performance are energetic and quickly responsive…" Richard Fairman Financial Times
"A broad description of their sound would be that it’s as energetic, exuberant and rhythmic as you’d expect from Vivaldi performances, with a polish and attack that places it somewhere in the middle of the Vivaldi timbral punch-
Last Update October 2020