Concerto di Margherita

Concerto di Margherita focuses on the historical practice of selfaccompanied singing.

The ensemble Concerto di Margherita focuses on the historical practice of selfaccompanied singing: all five musicians sing and accompany themselves on theorbo, viol, baroque guitar, harp and lute. Thus, the sound of five voices and five instruments melt into one musical gesture, creating a dynamic and exciting soundscape.


Francesca Benetti, Giovanna Baviera, Tanja Vogrin, Ricardo Leitão Pedro and Rui Stähelin met during their studies at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland and founded the ensemble in 2014. The ensemblesʼ main repertoire is Italian vocal and instrumental music of the late 16th century, with a focus on the works written for the self-accompanying musicians of the court of Ferrara.


Concerto di Margherita has been invited to perform in venues all around Europe including historical sites such as Palazzo Schifanoia in Ferrara and Villa “I Tatti” in Florence, Italy.


The ensemble entered the European EEEmerging programme in 2017.


  • Francesca Benetti theorbo
  • Tanja Vogrin harp
  • Giovanna Baviera viola da gamba
  • Rui Stähelin lute
  • Ricardo Leitão Pedro guitar

In the press

"Concerto di Margherita are a most accomplished, talented group of musicians who perform with great sensitivity, a lovely blending of voices and totally convincing acting through song." The Yorkshire Times - York Early Music Festival Review
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Upcoming events

  • 07/02/2021

    St. Pauler Kultursommer Stiftskirche (St. Paul, Austria) |

  • 09/15/2021

    Les Nuits de Septembre (Liège, Belgium) |

  • 12/05/2021

    Stimmen im Advent, Stadtkirche (Lörrach, Switzerland) |

  • 03/03/2022

    Musica Antica da Camera, Het Kurhaus, (The Hague, Netherlands) |

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