Ensemble Antonio Vivaldi was established by bringing together young musicians who gained full marks in the final exams at the best Academies of Italian Music.
They are all proud of their own international concert activities, collaborate with leading Italian operatic-symphonic associations and provide educational activities at the Academies of Music. A clearly special feature of the Ensemble is that it does not require the assistance of a Conductor, unless invited as a guest. The concert activities of Ensemble A.Vivaldi, whose repertoire spans from the Baroque period to the modern day, (particularly focusing on the entire instrumental and vocal works of Antonio Vivaldi and leading 18th century Venetian composers with or without soloists) have been widely and repeatedly acclaimed by the public and critics.
The usual seat of the Ensemble is the church of San Giacometto, considered the oldest in this lagoon city, which dates back to about 421.
The temple was restored in 1071 and in 1600. In line with the "Kapellmeister" musical tradition, Ensemble A. Vivaldi holds a series of concerts in which sacred music arias are combined with the music of great composers such as A.Vivaldi, W. A. Mozart, Pachelbell, and so on.
About 200 concerts are held in Venice every year.