Founded in 1997 by Baroque scholar and harpsichordist Andrea Marcon, the Venice Baroque Orchestra is recognized as one of the very finest period instrument ensembles. The Orchestra has received wide critical acclaim for its concert and opera performances throughout North America, Europe, South America, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and China, and has appeared in many more cities across the United States than any other Baroque orchestra in history.
Venice Baroque play Vivaldi better than anyone nowadays..."
"The playing was spectacular, the dynamics perfect, and the sound distinctive — a furious drum roll of percussive strings."
San Francisco Classical Voice
"The world of baroque music — with its courtly manners and faint aroma of wig powder — may have seemed, in the past, like a rather staid place. But a slew of adventurous and hard-charging new ensembles has changed all that, and few have been more exciting than the Venice Baroque Orchestra, which brought its vivid and incisive playing to Dumbarton Oaks on Sunday night."
"... conductor Andrea Marcon encouraged the Venice Baroque Orchestra to play the music of its illustrious Venetian forebear with the maximum colour and variety."