Arcangelo Corelli's contribution to the history of violin performance was immense. All six of his published collections of instrumental music demonstrate his exceptional skill as a violinist and composer, but it was in his Violin Sonatas Op. 5 that Corelli had the most significant impact on violin technique. The Op. 5 collection consists of eleven sonatas and a twelfth sonata with a series of twenty-three variations on the famous “Follia”-theme. All twelve pieces contain a variety of difficult violin techniques. Lina Tur Bonet is one of the most exciting violinists of the younger generation. She is accompanied by her ensemble Musica Alchemica. Her recent recordings for Pan classics - the CD Vivaldi Premieres with unpublished violin pieces and the Rosary Sonatas by Biber – received many awards as 5* BBC Music Magazine, 5* Diapason, "CD-Tipp" (Toccata), "Excepcional" (Scherzo), "Melomano de Oro", and others.