Ensemble Tramuntana - The Teutonic Legacy: Bach and Mozart
5 August 2022 - 20:30
Ensemble Tramuntana (original instruments)
Director: Barry Sargent
Soloist: Josep Domenech
Violins: Mayumi Sargent, Cati Reus, Marta Jiménez, Enric Pastor, Mercè Pla
Violas: Eura Fortuny, Margalida Gual
Cellos: Carlos Montesinos, Joan Fiol
Double Bass: Pablo Moreno
Harpsichord: Isabel Fèlix
CPE Bach (1714 - 1788) - Symphony in C major nº3 H.659
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750) - Concerto for violin and oboe in C minor, BWV1060R
Soloists: Barry Sargent and Josep Domènech
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791) - Symphony No.40 in G minor, K.550
He was born in Cincinnati (USA), the city where he began his musical studies with Sigmund Effron. At the age of 15 he performed as a soloist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the following year with the Columbus Symphony. He continues his studies with Andor Toth at Oberlin Conservatory where he finishes his degree with "High Honors". Later he moved to Paris to broaden his violin knowledge under the direction of Gerard Poulet. In this same city he came into contact with the cellist Christophe Coin, who invited him to play with the Ensemble Mosaïque, encouraging him to investigate and perform with historical instruments. Study the baroque violin with Monica Huggett.
Since then he has been concertmaster of prestigious baroque ensembles; in France with Les Arts Florissants, Les Talents Liriques, Seminario Musicale, in the Netherlands with el Bach Vereinigen, in Italy with Promo Musica, in Germany with the Kölner Academie and concertmaster-conductor of the Concerto Köln. He has also collaborated with Frans Brüggen, Ton Koopman, Jordi Savall, Christopher Hogwood and Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
In Spain, where he currently resides , he has been first violin for Al Ayre Español, concertino guest of the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of Extremadura, the Euskadi Symphony Orchestra, the Navarra Symphony Orchestra, the Gran Canaria Philharmonic Orchestra . His work as a director has been extensive in Spain. He has been the founder and conductor of three orchestras: the Seville Baroque Orchestra, the Camerata Sa Nostra and the Mallorca Baroque Orchestra. He has conducted the Gran Canaria Philharmonic Orchestra , the Granollers Orchestra, the Illa de Menorca Orchestra, the Granada City Orchestra, the Terrassa 48 Cambra Orchestra, the Jove de Catalunya and the Baroque Youth Orchestra of Andalusia. He is currently director of l'Ensemble Tramuntana.
Josep Domenech Lafont, Amposta.
He studied at the CSMMB, obtaining the Superior degree with an Honor Award, and then at the Musikakademie der Stadt Basel, where he studied for a Swiss postgraduate degree. His training path ended at the Conservatory of Music in Amsterdam.
In his training as an orchestral musician, he has worked with conductors and musicians such as G. Antonini, Sir Simon Rattle, John Eliot Gardiner, P. Herreweghe, J. Savall, I. Faust, K. Bezoidenhout, R. Jacobs, among others.
Since 2019, he has been a regular oboe soloist with the German Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, a group specializing in written music from the 18th century to written scores from the early 20th century. With the FBO orchestra and with his chamber group, Dialoghi, he regularly records for the Harmonia Mundi label.
In the field of teaching, he is a full professor at the Higher Conservatory of Amsterdam and adjunct professor at the Musikhochshule in Bremen (Germany).
His interest in musical rhetoric and musical philology leads him to collaborate in different educational and training projects with young orchestras and different masterclasses on five continents.