Ostinatos and improvisations
At last early music superstar Jordi Savall is in the Netherlands again for a solo performance. The programme features Spanish passamezzos, variations and improvisations on well-known themes from the 16th and 17th centuries. A programme full of fire and virtuosity, with the characteristic concentration this grandmaster is famed for.
Catalonian conductor and viola da gamba player Jordi Savall holds a special place in the hearts of early music buffs. For more than forty years Jordi Savall has dedicated himself to rediscovering forgotten musical treasures and is praised for his projects featuring music from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and the Baroque era. He founded three ensembles: Hespèrion XXI, La Capella Reial de Catalunya and Les Concerts des Nations. In 2008 he was appointed Artist for Peace by UNESCO and a year later Cultural Ambassador by the European Union.
Spanish born baroque guitarist Xavier Diaz-Latorre studied with Osca Ghiglia in Basel and at the conservatory and with Hopkinson Smith at the Schola Cantorum. Diaz-Latorre performs regularly with such famous ensembles as Hesperion XXI, La Capella Reial de Catalunya and Le Concert des Nations; he teaches at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya in Barcelona.
This concert is presented by the Organisatie Oude Muziek. For more than thirty years the Organisatie Oude Muziek (responsible for the Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht and the Early Music Season) has been a trendsetter in the field of early music. It has played an important role in presenting and stimulating new developments, with an eye to new repertoire, new playing techniques and new interpretations, and encourages a historically informed approach to performance practice.
Jordi Savall, viola da gamba
Xavier Diaz-Latorre, baroque guitar, vihuela and lute
€ 23 / Friend € 19 / Student € 10
For more information please see website Oude Muziek.