The founding members of the group, Rossana Bertini, Giuseppe Maletto, and Daniele Carnovich, while cultivating prestigious individual careers, have worked side by side for over 20 years, and their collective experience as madrigalists has played a fundamental role in bringing an undisputed high level of artistry to groups such as Concerto Italiano and La Venexiana.

Their voices can be heard on dozens of award-winning recordings (Diapason d’or de l’année, Grammophone Award, Premio Cini,...) and have been critically and publicly acclaimed for innumerable performances in the most prestigious international music festivals of Italy, Europe, United States, Canada, Israel, Russia, Japan, and Latin America.

In 2008 they decide to regroup  under a new name, without the presence of a director, and with the addition of new members of indisputable artistic qualities:  Francesca Cassinari,  Elena Carzaniga,  Raffaele Giordani, and Marco Scavazza.

A few years ago, La Compagnia del Madrigale undertook an important collaboration with the RSI Radio-TV of Italian Switzerland, under the direction of Diego Fasolis, and with the prestigious instrumental group I Barocchisti. The first phase of this collaboration was a production of a video dedicated to the Amfiparnaso by Orazio Vecchi. This was followed by a recording of the Secondo Libro dei madrigali a 4 voci of Palestrina, part of a larger recording project dedicated to the complete works of this composer, with the musicological consultation of Francesco Luisi.

The record production of La Compagnia del Madrigale started in 2011, when the label Arcana published a CD of madrigals based upon the text of Orlando Furioso by Ludovico Ariosto, which was enthusiastically acclaimed by both public and critic.

In January 2013 the label Glossa releases the Sesto Libro dei Madrigali a 5 voci by Gesualdo da Venosa, which will be followed by the Responsoria of the same composer, on the occasion of 2013 and 2016 anniversaries. Furthermore, Glossa will publish the Primo Libro dei Madrigali a 5 voci and the Quinto Libro dei Madrigali a 6 voci by Luca Marenzio.

In August 2012, the members of La Compagnia del Madrigale took part in the XVIII edition of Europa Cantat in Turin, where they successfully run a workshop  about Monteverdi’s madrigal interpretation, for a wide and heterogeneous group of singers coming from all over the world.

In addition to the hundreds of madrigals which have always represented the heart of their artistic production, the artists of the ensemble are today particularly involved in programs devoted to Petrarca’s Canzoniere, Gerusalemme Liberata of Tasso, Monteverdi’s Selva Morale and the Vespro della Beata Vergine, which they have recently performed.


La Compagnia del Madrigale

can already be considered the preeminent madrigal ensemble of today's international early music scene.

The choice of the group's name, La Compagnia del Madrigale, was inspired by the long-standing friendship and shared experiences of the group's members in over two decades of performing together throughout the world.