The Divertimento Ensemble was founded in 1977 in Milan and has now over 1000 international concerts and 19 CDs to its credit. The composer Sandro Gorli is the ensemble’s conductor and artistic director since the birth of the group.
Over one hundred composers have dedicated new compositions to the Divertimento Ensemble. These works, and many others, have helped consolidate one of the most inclusive and up-to-date repertoires of new music, both Italian and international.
The ensemble organizes the Rondò concert season every year in Milano, which is entirely dedicated to contemporary music.
Through its academy – IDEA International Divertimento Ensemble Academy – the group promotes the creativity and the education of young musicians, realizing commissions of new works to young composers, conducting courses for the contemporary repertoire, national and international composition competitions, workshops, and masterclasses for young composers, master classes for instrumental and vocal performance of new music, music workshops for children.
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