Riccardo Minasi

»What fascinated me from the very first moment about working with Ensemble Resonanz was the love with which it met every composer we approached. This ability to virtually change skin colour depending upon which stone it sets its foot on, is a tremendous strength of the ensemble«.

Violinist and conductor Riccardo Minasi, born and bred in Rome, is known for his research into historical musical source material, for his energetic conducting style and a unique musical vision. He was co-founder and conductor of the ensemble »Pomo d’Oro« from 2012 to 2015, and has been chief conductor of the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra since 2017.

Riccardo Minasi has been Artist in Residence with Ensemble Resonanz since 2018. Numerous concerts and award-winning CD recordings of works by C.P.E. Bach (featuring the cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras), Joseph Haydn and W.A. Mozart bear witness to the unique musical connection between the conductor and the ensemble. Together, they have worked to create a specific sound for 17th and 18th century repertoire, enabling interpretations on modern instruments that are both historically informed and contemporary.