The Ensemble Archita traces its origin from the old name Archi, meaning strings. The ensemble was founded under the auspices of Academia Sighisoara in order to cultivate a chamber repertoire for stringed instruments. Under this name, the Masters, teachers and artists of the Academy, (also previous students of the Academia Sighisoara together with students of the recent editions of the festival) propose to present to the Sighisoara public – and the larger public beyond, a comprehensive and exiting repertoire of master pieces and rarities. The ensemble benefits from the variety and flexibility of its system, from duo to octets.
Interestingly, the name Archita is also the name of a Transylvanian village near Sighisoara, renowned throughout the world for its fortified church and its beautiful surroundings.