The orchestra Il pomo d’oro was founded in the year 2012 by Gesine Lübben and Giulio d’Alessio, uniting a group of young musicians who are among the best to be found worldwide for authentic interpretation on period instruments. They form an ensemble of outstanding quality, combining stylistic knowledge, highest technical skills, and artistic enthusiasm. Il pomo d’oro currently has two chief conductors: the Italian Riccardo Minasi, who is also a violin soloist, curator of musical editions and a highly sought after teacher of historically informed interpretation, and the young Russian Maxim Emelyanychev, who is also a harpsichord-, fortepiano- and cornetto soloist.
The orchestra has a special focus on recording, performing and rediscovering masterpieces of the opera from the Baroque to the Belcanto period, and for this, as well as for solo recitals, collaborates with worldclass singers. With ist own instrumental soloists, and additional guests, it also performs and records a variety of instrumental music in various formations. Il pomo d’oro is a regular guest in prestigious concert halls and theatres, such as the Théâtre Royal in Versailles, Wigmore Hall, Theater an der Wien, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, and hosts its own concert season in Venice in collaboration with the Venetian Center for Baroque Music.