Ensemble 415

Biography

Active: 1981
Chiara Banchini founded Ensemble 415 in 1981. The ensemble is noted for its performances of Italian Baroque string music on period instruments. Banchini was among the better Baroque violinists performing at the end of the twentieth century, and the ensemble is at its best performing concerti featuring their director as solost. Their performances of music such as Vivaldi, Corelli, Boccherini, Muffat, and Tartini offer an opportunity to hear less well-known Baroque repertoire by composers who were very well known during the eighteenth century.