Founded in 1980, Orchestra della Toscana is based in Florence and is considered one of the best chamber orchestras today in Italy.
It consists of 45 musicians, all excellent professionals who have attracted praise in some of the most important Italian theaters such as the Teatro alla Scala, the Auditorium at the Lingotto in Turin, Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome. This praise has extended to some of the most important concert halls in Europe and overseas including the Auditorio Nacional de Musica in Madrid and Carnegie Hall in New York.
ORT has collaborated with renowned musicians including: Salvatore Accardo, Martha Argerich, Rudolf Barshai, Yuri Bashmet, Giorgio Battistelli, Luciano Berio, Frans Brüggen, Myung-Whun Chung, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Daniel Harding, Eliahu Inbal, Yo-Yo Ma and Uto Ughi.
As versatile interpreters of a wide range of repertoire from Baroque to contemporary composers ORT is dedicated to musical research beyond the barriers, between different genres, experimenting with new possibilities of making music, and verifying the relationships between writing and improvisational music.
Due to ORT’s unique direction, the orchestra has met musicians such as Franco Battiato, Stefano Bollani, Richard Galliano, Heiner Goebbels, Butch Morris, Enrico Rava, Ryuichi Sakamoto. ORT has also recorded with EMI, Memories, Agora, Dreyfus.