Young, dynamic and flexible, the Canova Chamber Orchestra was founded by its conductor, Enrico Saverio Pagano, in summer 2014. Dedicated to the great Italian sculptor Antonio Canova and inspired by important European groups, its main musical interest is classicism, without ignoring contemporary music.

The Orchestra gathers some of the best young Italian talents and, since its founding, it has performed more than sixty concerts both in and outside Italy. In spring 2018, the Orchestra was chosen by Milan’s Fondazione Antonio Carlo Monzino for a new production of Mozart’s Magic Flute. The opera was brought, among others, to Teatro Sociale in Mantua. In autumn 2018, once again with Fondazione Monzino, the Orchestra was protagonist of the Italian tour “M@M – Mozart a Milano”. The aim of the tour was to explore the relationship between the young Mozart and the city of Milan and the concert was performed in 14 different theaters of 13 cities (such as Teatro Manzoni and Teatro Alla Scala’s museum in Milan, Auditorium Da Cemmo in Brescia and Teatro San Domenico in Crema) and was acclaimed both by the public and the critics. 

In March 2019 the Orchestra inaugurated the Torre Generali in City Life (Milan), in front of the Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and the city of Milan major Giuseppe Sala. In May 2019, together with the young pianist Ginevra Costantini Negri and the mezzo Manuela Custer, the orchestra recorded its first CD dedicated to Giovanni Paisiello’s music and published by Concerto Classics.

In May 2020, together with the pianist Gloria Campaner, the orchestra will debut at IUC Concerts in Rome, playing Beethoven’s 5th Piano Concert and 7th Symphony.