Since its beginnings the ensemble has devoted itself to exploring the most original settings and sonority of chamber music, from the late Renaissance to the late Baroque, including settings with choir and soloists. At the same time one of the aims of L’Arco Sonoro is to propose the performance of less known and seldom performed repertoire, thanks to the enthusiasm and attention of its members to the musicological and artistic research, and the relationship between the music and its original context.
L’Arco Sonoro – formed by young musicians specialized under the guidance of music personalities such as Ton Koopman, Enrico Gatti, Alfredo Bernardini and Michael Chance – has performed all around Europe (Italy, France, The Netherlands, Czech Republic) and in Korea.
The name of the ensemble takes inspiration from a sentence by Giuseppe Colombi in his collection of Triosonatas Op. V (1689). In the preface the Maestro from Modena evokes the beauty of the sound of the violin, colourful and rich of nuances, generated by the timeless motion of the bow on the strings.