The muscial ensemble La Fenice

The musical ensemble La Fenice

Symbol of the influence of Italian music in Baroque Europe, la Fenice was the name of a work by Giovanni Martino Cesare, Italian cornetist and composer of the 17th century.

The phoenix – in Italian the fenice – is originally this fabulous bird of mythology which is consumed before being reborn from its ashes ;  today it is the name borrowed by a group of musicians brought together by the conductor and cornetist Jean Tubéry, driven by the desire to bring back to life  a repertoire by revealing it in its extraordinary vitality, and to share their passion for the sumptuous Venetian music of the time.

Nevertheless, La Fenice’s musical heritage extends to all   Europe, and over more than two centuries of music : the cornetto was indeed widely adopted from the beginning of the 16th century  until Johann Sebastian Bach.

The ensemble has won two first international prizes since its debut (Bruges and Malmö), and has since played in the biggest festivals accross Europe, the Americas, Japan and China.

Its recordings have regularly won the highest distinctions (Diapason d’Or, Choc du Monde de la Musique, 10 de Répertoire, 5* Goldberg, Classica, Palmarès de la Nouvelle Académie du disque).

Coming from all over Europe, the instrumentalists of La Fenice and their vocal partners – The Favoriti de la Fenice – are all internationally recognized soloists, who also collaborate with the best ensembles of our time.  By its most serious musicological approach and the personality of its musicians, La Fenice has established itself as one of the essential ensembles in the interpretation of Seicento


In 2020, for its 30th anniversary, La Fenice creates the academy of La Fenice A Venire, an itinerant academy for youg talents meant to join the ranks of La Fenice for the decade to come.