I Bei Legami is a vocal ensemble which is dedicated to the promotion of the masterpieces of the musical art, particularly on the pages of ancient literature. The name of the group refers to the first number of the Scherzi musicali collection by the famous composer Claudio Monteverdi, entitled I Bei Legami, a work that was published in Venice in 1607.
The chamber ensemble was born in 2014 when some professionals decided to create a vocal group capable of tackling and performing, following a historically informed practice, the sacred and profane European repertoire of the 16th and 17th centuries. From the deepening of this project and from the acclaim received, a second instrumental nucleus arose next to this first entirely vocal nucleus, allowing the ensembleto broaden the musical perspectives up to the Baroque and classical periods.
The ensemble performed many pages of early music, receiving particular appreciation for its executive brilliance. The ensemble is regularly invited to various festivals and reviews, such as the Festival Toscano di Musica Antica organized by Auser Musici.
In 2019 and 2020 it inaugurated the International Festival Sagra Musicale Lucchese, participating in it for two successive editions. It also made his debut at the Teatro dei Rassicurati in Montecarlo di Lucca.
In the same 2019 the ensemble was invited by the Municipality of Pisa to be the protagonist of a docu-video exploring the city during the lockdown and it performed the motet “In exitu Israel” by Vincenzo Galilei.
Between 2021 and 2022 the ensemle signed a rediscovery production of two local authors such as Francesco Danielli and Andrea Bernardini da Buti, proposing some of their music in a modern world premiere.