Founded in 1992.
There are records of the Consort on television and radio, and also CDs. The group maintains an active concert and tour schedule.
The repertoire is extensive: Renaissance, Baroque, classical, modern, and rock music. Music for the consort was especially composed by such noted russian masters as Andrey Petrov and Yury Falik. At present, the Consort collaborates with Dmitry Smirnov, Leonid Desyatnikov, Pavel Karmanov, and others.
The Consort has done projects with great Russian actors, including Veniamin Smekhov, Svetlana Kryuchkova, and Valery Ivchenko.
The group has participated in recording music with Sir Georg Solti and Vladimir Ashkenazy. The Consort performes with Yury Temirkanov, Māris Sirmais, Sergey Stadler, and has performed
with Montserrat Caballé, Zurab Sotkilava, Katia Ricciarelli, Emma Kirkby, Michael Chance and other stars of musical art.
Since 2015 the Consort has been a constant member of scientific and educational programmes of the State Hermitage Museum.