Enrico Onofri was born in Ravenna, Italy. His career began with an invitation from Jordi Savall to be the concertmaster of La Capella Real. Very soon he found himself working with groups such as Concentus Musicus Wien, Ensemble Mosaiques and Concerto Italiano. From 1987 to 2010 he was the concertmaster and soloist of Il Giardino Armonico.
In 2002 he entered upon a conductor’s career, which has brought him great critical acclaim and numerous invitations from orchestras, festivals and opera houses in Europe, Japan and America. From 2004 to 2013 he was the principal conductor of Divino Sospiro in Lisbon and since 2006 he has been a principal guest conductor with Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla. He has conducted ensembles such as Camerata Bern, Festival Strings Lucerne, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Bochumer Symphoniker, Kammerorchester Basel, Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, Cipango Consort Tokyo, Real Orquesta de Sevilla, Orchestre de Clermont Ferrand, Orchestre de l’Opéra de Lyon, Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia and more.
He founded the chamber group Imaginarium Ensemble to perform the Italian baroque repertoire.
Enrico Onofri has performed in the world’s most famous concert halls, alongside artists like Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Gustav Leonhardt, Christophe Coin, Cecilia Bartoli and Katia and Marielle Labèque, among others.
Many of Enrico Onofri’s recordings with Teldec, Decca, Astrée, Naive, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi/Sony, Passacaille, Nichion, Winter&Winter, Opus111, Virgin, Zig Zag Territoires etc., have been awarded prestigious international prizes, and his concerts have been broadcast by European, American, Asian and Australian networks. Enrico Onofri has been the professor of baroque violin and interpretation of baroque music at the Conservatorio Bellini in Palermo since 1999. He has been invited to give master classes throughout Europe, Canada and Japan. He has been tutor and invited conductor with the EUBO, European Union Baroque Orchestra. In 2011 he’s been invited to give a master class at the Juilliard School in New York. https://www.facebook.com/onofri.enrico/