Giovanni Antonini - conductor
The established conductor Giovanni Antonini is well-known for his interpretation of baroque and classical repertoire. Born in Milan, he studied at the Civica Scuola di Musica and at the Centre de Musique Ancienne in Geneva.

Giovanni is a founder member of the baroque ensemble “il Giardino Armonico”, which he has led since 1989. With this ensemble he has appeared as conductor and soloist on the recorder and baroque transverse flute in Europe, United States, Canada, South America, Australia, Japan and Malaysia.  He has performed with many prestigious artists including Christoph Prégardien, Christophe Coin, Katia and Marielle Labèque, Viktoria Mullova and Giuliano Carmignola.  His superb collaboration with Cecilia Bartoli for the “Vivaldi Album” won him a Grammy Award in 2000.

Giovanni’s achievements have led him to be in great demand as a guest conductor. In the 2009/10 season Giovanni conducts the City of Birmingham Symphony, Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Camerata Salzburg, Berner Symphony, Tonkünstlerorchester and the Orchestra Philharmonique de Radio France. He continues his successful collaboration with the Kammerorchester Basel and with them records the complete Beethoven Symphonies for Sony.

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