Its name, derived from the Italian word for sonorousness, points to the origins of the ensemble; in 2016, five young musicians from five different countries and cultures came together in an effort to bring a rich, colorful sound to the public. All members of the ensemble are current or former students of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland, the international reference for Early music.
Sonorità’s music has been well received in concerts performed in Switzerland, Germany and France. The ensemble’s sound is not only acclaimed by the public, but also by academic jurors, which awarded the team in an internal competition from the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (Vier Jahreszeiten FHNW). More recently, Sonorità won the Audience Award and the Second Prize at the Biagio Marini Competition 2018 and the 1st prize in the 40th Music Competition of the International Lyceum Club of Switzerland, Lausanne Switzerland, in October 2018.
The ensemble specializes not only in music from the 17th and 18th century, but also in contemporary music and improvisation. The whole team is dedicated to sharing their unique musical interpretation of each genre, and strives to make the audience vibrate in syntony with the music in every concert.