Armoniosa was founded in 2012 after the artistic and cultural activities experienced within the Diocesan Institute for Liturgy and Music of the Diocese of Asti, thanks to the ideas of Francesco and Stefano Cerrato, Marco Demaria, Daniele Ferretti and Michele Barchi.
The ensemble aims to be an excellence in the international panorama, and adopts a rigorous method of study and work concerning style and interpretation. The ensemble chose to use original period instruments in order to have the best sound result and apply to a veritable interpretation.
Armoniosa was invited by Reinhard Goebel for a collaboration and a superior course in the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg (Austria), during the Academic Year 2013/2014.
In September 2016 Trevor Pinnock worked with Armoniosa on the Händel, Concerti Grossi op.6 during a special Masterclass in Asti. These important meetings are a true “luggage” for the artistic growing of the Ensemble.
Armoniosa is regularly invited by the best Festivals in Europe, and played concerts for the Mainzer Musik Sommer in Mainz (Germany, 2016), the Baltic Philharmonia Season in Gdansk (Poland, 2016), the Alte Musik live Festival in Berlin (Germany, 2017), the Thüringer Bachwochen in Eisenach (Germany, 2017), the Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alte Musik in Innsbruck (Austria, 2017), the Casa dei Mezzo Festival in Makrigyalos (Greece, 2017), the Alba International Festival in Alba (Italy, 2016 and 2017), the Grandezze&Meraviglie Festival in Modena (Italy, 2015 and 2017). In 2019 had a wonderful debut in Ljubljana, Slovenia and was invited by the Staatstheater Darmstadt (Germany).