Ensemble Fronimo


Early music ensemble “Fronimo” was founded by Yeela Avital, Israel’s leading early music vocalist, Harp virtuoso Sarah Ridy (l’arpeggiata, Vox Luminis among others) and lutenist Eitan Hoffer (Barrocade – Israel’s leading early music ensemble) to perform the music of the “Stile rappresentativo” – the theatric, expressive and colorful vocal music of the transition from the Renaissance style to the early baroque, in the late 16th and early 17th centuries.

The ensemble specializes in the music of the “Florentine Camerata“, with composers such as Giulio Caccini (who was a virtuoso singer and player of the harp and lute), Monteverdi and Frescobaldi.

The name “Fronimo” comes from the title of a book by the lutenist Vincenzo Galilei (father of the famous astronomer) who was an important member of the “Camerata de’ Bardi”, and one of the inventors of the new musical style which led to the development of the opera.