The “Armoniosi Concerti” ensemble takes its name from the guitar book “Armoniosi concerti sopra la guitarra spagnuola” by Domenico Pellegrini, published in Bolonia in 1650. It emerges as a result of the same titled recording of its director, Juan Carlos Rivera, featuring Italian music from the 17th century for guitar and theorbo, in which he gets accompanied by another theorbo and another guitar in several pieces. The record obtained, among other distinctions, the *****Goldberg.
The group is receiving a very good response from the public, for the lively and entertaining way that their programmes are put together.

Their record “Zarambeques”, dedicated completely to the Spanish music of the 17th and 18th centuries, for the label Harmonia Mundi, has obtained excellent international reviews (*****BBC Music Magazine, *****Klassik, ****Le Monde de la Musique, “E” from Scherzo, ****Ritmo, ****Amadeus, CD Compact, Classical Guitar Magazine, La Guitare Classique, Fonoforum, American Record Guide reccomendations...). A second CD for Harmonia Mundi is now available: "Silva de Sirenas", with the countertenor Carlos Mena collaboration, dedicated to the Spanish vihuelist Enríquez de Valderrábano.
Since its formation at the end of 2001, Armoniosi Concerti has given concerts in many international festivals such as the Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music at London, the Festival Internacional de la guitarra of La Habana, the Festival of Musica Antiga of Barcelona, the Festival Internacional de Musica y Danza de Granada, the Festival de Música Antigua de Daroca, the Quincena Musical Donostiarra of San Sebastian, etc.. In 2003, they recorded an hour-long program for the international TVE channel in the Borbone’s Palace music room, at the San Lorenzo de El Escorial Monastery, dedicated to theSpanish music of the 17th and 18th centuries around the guitar.

Depending on the concert programme, Armoniosi Concerti presents different formations from the basic trio, wich is often added to by the involvement of singers: María Espada, Lluis Vilamajó, Carlos Mena, Raquel Andueza, Olga Pitarch, or instrumentalists: Francisco Rubio (cornetto), Fahmi Alqai, Sara Ruiz and Itziar Atutxa (viola da gamba), José Manuel Vaquero (hurdy-gurdy), and Bárbara Sela (dulcian).