Federico Maria Sardelli is an Italian conductor, Historicist composer, musicologist and flautist. He is the founder of the baroque orchestra Modo Antiquo and has made more than forty recordings as soloist and conductor, some of them in co-production with the German broadcast company Westdeutscher Rundfunk.
A notable protagonist in the Vivaldi renaissance, he has conducted recordings of Arsilda, regina di Ponto, Orlando Furioso, Tito Manlio, Motezuma, and L'Atenaide. He has twice been nominated for a Grammy Award and on 28 November 2009 the Government of Tuscany decorated Sardelli with the Gonfalone d'Argento, the highest medal of honour of the Regione Toscana. In addition to his musical activities, Sardelli is also a painter, engraver and satirical writer.