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La Magnifica Comunità

La Magnifica Comunità was born as a baroque instrumental ensemble in 1990 with the conviction that philological and stylistic research is essential to understand the music of every era. Concertmaster and conductor is Enrico Casazza.

Partner of famous singers such as Vivica Genaux, Simone Kermes, Sonia Prina, Romina Basso, Raffaella Milanesi, the Magnifica Comunità holds concerts in the most prestigious halls and festivals in Italy and abroad, such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Elbphilarmonie in Hamburg, the Konzerthaus in Berlin, the Victoria Hall in Geneva, the Salle Gaveau in Paris, the Festival de Music Baroque de Lyon, the Quirinale Concerts in Rome, the Herkulesaal in Monaco, the Principal Theater in Santiago de Compostela, the Palau de Catalan Music in Barcelona, the Haydnsaal Schloss Esterhazy in Eisenstadt, the Ravenna Festival, MiTo festival, Sochi international art winter festival, the Teatro Grande in Brescia, and many more.


Recipient of numerous prizes and flattering reviews, La Magnifica Comunità confirms itself as one of the most authoritative baroque ensembles dedicated to the repertoire of the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries on an international level.


Awarded with a "Choc de la Musique", for the recording of the fourth volume of L. Boccherini's Quintets for the Brilliant label, it obtained the coveted 5 Diapasons from the well-known French magazine Diapason as well as praiseworthy reviews from specialized magazines; again for the Dutch label the Magnifica Comunità is completing the recording of the entire opera omnia of Boccherini's Quintets.


La Magnifica Comunità has also recorded copiously for the Sony, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, Tring International, Tactus labels.


... The 14-string orchestral is ebullient in sound and manner, shows good corporate spirit and chooses not to be drown into the importunately aggressive style favoured by some of their compatriots

….Soloist and director Enrico Casazza plays with a bold but richly singing tone which he is not the least ashamed to enhance: with well-placed vibrato caresses. lndeed, the gorgeousness of his sound is at times reminiscent of the old I Musici days, if touched by a character-giving astringency that it would probably never have occured to those gentleman to Iet in.


Lindsay Kemp – GRAMOPHONE Magazine




  • A. Vivaldi - Le Passioni dell'uomo violin concertos

  • Neapolitan Arias, Simone Kermes soprano

  • Dramma, Love, Arias - Simone Kermes soprano



  • Francesco Maria Veracini - Twelve sonatas op.1

  • Giuseppe Tartini - 6 sonatas op. 2

  • Luigi Boccherini - Quintets with guitar

  • Luigi Boccherini - Quintets with 2 violoncello op.13

  • Luigi Boccherini - Quintets with 2 violoncello op. 10

  • Luigi Boccherini - Quintets with 2 violoncello op. 11

  • Luigi Boccherini - Quintets with 2 violoncello op. 18

  • Luigi Boccherini - Quintets with 2 violoncello op. 20

  • Luigi Boccherini - Quintets with 2 violoncello op. 25

  • Luigi Boccherini - Quintets with 2 violoncello op. 25

  • Luigi Boccherini - Quintets with 2 violoncello op. 28

  • A. Vivaldi - Il Cimento dell’armonia e dell’invenzione

  • A. Vivaldi - Concerti Solenni

  • Luigi Boccherini - Quintets with doublebass op.39



  • Gaetano Franceschini - Six triosonatas two violins and continuous bass

  • Maddalena Lombardini - Six quartets for two violins, viola and violoncello

  • Alessandro Stradella - Cantata per il Santissimo Natale and some Triosonata

  • Alessandro Scarlatti - twelve symphonies of Concerto grosso of two flutes, trumpet, oboe, two violinsi, viola, violoncello and b.c.

  • Giuseppe Tartini - Seven triosonata for two violins and b.c.


TRING Int. Label

  • J.S. Bach - violin concertos BWV 1043,1044,1041,1042

  • J.S. Bach - Brandeburgh Concertos

  • J.C. Bach - concerts for harpsichord

  • Anthology of Veneto composers of ‘700


Soloist and Concertmaster

Giuliano Carmignola “Ho avuto modo di ascoltare Enrico Casazza molti anni fa, al teatro Toniolo di Mestre con il grande ed indimenticabile violista Dino Asciolla nel duo in Sol magg. per violino e viola di Mozart…. rimasi molto colpito dal suo suono luminoso, puntuale, ricco di sfumature dinamiche, davvero un modo di suonare molto raffinato ed aristocratico. Qualche anno fa ebbi l'occasione di incontrarlo nei corsi organizzati da Asolo Musica …. ma ricordo il grande piacere di lavorare con lui ed il rammarico di non aver potuto lavorare a lungo. Lo ritengo una delle punte del nostro violinismo italiano e sono orgoglioso di aver, anche per poco tempo, contribuito alla sua crescita di artista.”

Soloist and concertmaster of Les Musiciens du Prince - Monaco, “Gli Originali” of Theatre Donizetti-Bergamo and leader of his own ensemble, “La Magnifica Comunità”.
With the "Choc de Musique" award received for the recording of the fourth volume of the Boccherini Quintets, Enrico Casazza confirms his place as one of the most important performers of the early music movement. In addition to this important recognition from the world renowned magazine Le Monde de la Musique, he has received enthusiastic reviews and prizes from magazines and websites such as Diapason, Amadeus, Scherzo, Musica, Fanfare magazine and Musicweb.
Enrico Casazza completed his studies at the Academy of Music " A.Buzzola " in his native Adria, obtaining a violin diploma with highest honors. He continued his studies with Carlo Chiarappa, Pavel Vernikof, Dino Asciolla, Franco Gulli and Giuliano Carmignola. Subsequently he embarked on an outstanding career as a concert artist that led him to perform with many famous musicians and in many of the world's most important concert halls as well as at numerous international festivals. He has appeared at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Théâtre de la Ville in Paris, Teatro Carignano in Turin, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Opera House di Sydney, Berliner Philharmonie/Kammermusiksaal Berlin. Teatro de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, Metropolitan museo Ney York, Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, Teatro della Pergola in Florence, Théâtre de Toulouse, Noga Theater in Tel Aviv, Henry Crown Hall in Jerusalem, Chapelle Royale in Versailles, Academia de Bellas Artes in Madrid, Salle Paderewski in Lausanne, Brahms Festival Philipszaal in The Hague, Grote Zaal in Utrecht and the Hoji Hall in Tokyo, New DelhiTheatre.
He has played duo concerts with the world famous violist Dino Asciolla, who expressed his admiration for Mr. Casazza's playing in the important Italian magazine Piano Time.
He has performed with such famed singers as Cecilia Bartoli, Philippe Jaroussky, Vivica Genaux, Simone Kermes, Placido Domingo, Anne Helleberg, Nathalie Stutzmann
He has made recordings for Sony, Brilliant, CPO, Dynamics, Tactus, Tring, Denon, Amadeus, Velut Luna, Opus 111 and EMI Virgin
As first violinist and director of the ensemble "La Magnifica Communità," he is in the process of recording the complete Boccherini Quintets.
He has performed as soloist and director with numerous chamber orchestras and early music ensembles such as the "Accademia Bizantina" (with whom he recorded for Italian radio and television), l'Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, La Fenice of Venice, Matheus Ensemble directed J.C.Spinosi, , and Europa Galante directed by Fabio Biondi.
He is professor of baroque chamber music and violin at the Conservatorio "G.Donizetti" in Bergamo.

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