was born in Ravenna. His career began with an invitation from Jordi Savall to be the concertmaster of La Capella Real when he was still a student. Very soon he found himself working with groups such as Concentus Musicus Wien, Ensemble Mosaiques, and Concerto Italiano. From 1987 to 2010 he led the ensemble Il Giardino Armonico as concertmaster and soloist.
In 2002 he entered upon a conductor's career, which has brought him great acclaim and numerous invitations from orchestras, opera houses and festivals all over Europe, Japan and Canada. From 2004 to 2013 he was the principal conductor of Divino Sospiro in Lisbon and since 2006 he is guest conductor of the Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla. Invitations as conductor or as conductor in residence include orchestras such as Akademie für Alte Musik, Camerata Bern, Festival Strings Lucerne, Hydn Philarmonie, Kammerorchester Basel, Bochumer Symphoniker, Tafelmusik Toronto, Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Real Orquesta Sinfonica de Sevilla, Orchestre de l’Opéra de Lyon, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia, Orchestra Metropolitana Lisbon, Real Filharmonia de Galicia, Riga Sinfonietta and more.
In 2019, he was nominated principal guest conductor at Haydn Philarmonie in Vienna.
He founded the chamber group Imaginarium Ensemble.
Enrico Onofri has performed in the world’s most famous concert halls, including the Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, Mozarteum in Salzburg, Philarmonie in Berlin, Alte Oper in Frankfurt, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Teatro San Carlo in Naples, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, the Wigmore Hall and Barbican in London, Tonhalle in Zurich, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, Oji Hall in Tokio, Osaka Symphony Hall, Colon in Buenos Aires, alongside artists like Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Gustav Leonhardt, Cecilia Bartoli, Katia and Marielle Labèque, Christophe Coin and more.
Many of Enrico Onofri’s recordings with Teldec, Decca, Astrée, Naive, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi/Sony, Passacaille, Nichion, Pentatone, Winter&Winter, Opus111, Virgin, Zig Zag Territoires etc., have been awarded prestigious international prizes, such as the Gramophone Award, Grand Prix des Discophiles, Echo-Deutsche Schallplattenpreis, Premio Caecilia, Premio Fondazione Cini of Venice, La Nouvelle Academie du Disque.
Enrico Onofri is professor of baroque violin at Conservatorio A. Scarlatti in Palermo. He has been invited to give master classes throughout Europe, Canada, USA (Juilliard School, New York) and Japan.
He has been tutor and conductor with the EUBO (European Union Baroque Orchestra).
In 2019 he has been awarded the F.Abbiati prize as best soloist of the year.