Il Pomo d'Oro released its debut album, the Diapason d'Or-winning Concerti per violino IV (Per L'Imperatore) in 2012. It was an installment in a series that has attracted top-notch instrumental and vocal collaborators such as, in Vivaldi
, the violinist Riccardo Minasi
, and in opera, countertenor Max Emanuel Cencic
, with whom it has recorded two albums. It backed another countertenor, Franco Fagioli
, on the 2013 release Arias for Caffarelli, which explored music associated with a little-known, Neapolitan rival of the famed castrato Farinelli and earned a Choc de l'année award in France. The group moved to Erato
for a 2015 recording of Handel's Partenope, with Minasi
as conductor, and has remained on Erato
for recordings including a set of Haydn
keyboard concertos with Emelyanychev
as harpsichordist and conductor. In 2017 Il Pomo d'Oro backed a Cencic
-led cast in a recording of Handel's Ottone.
The group has made appearances at top concert venues including the Barbican in London and Carnegie Hall in New York. Its concert schedule in the 2010s was also notable for collaborations with two sopranos: Ann Hallenberg
in arias connected with the figure of Agrippina, Nero's mother, and American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato
. Il Pomo d'Oro has worked with El Sistema Greece, a cross-cultural enterprise offering music lessons, according to the principles of Venezuela's El Sistema music education structure, in refugee camps in Greece.