Ensemble Tramuntana (quintet)
String quintets: Boccherini, Schubert and Dvorák
Barry Sargent, Mayumi Sargent (violins)
Margalida Gual (viola)
Carlos Leal (cello)
Pablo Moreno (double bass)
String Quintet in C major - Luigi Boccherini (1743 - 1805)
Quartettsatz D.703 - Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
String Quintet No. 2 Op.77 - Antonín Dvorák (1841 - 1904)
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. Follow your studies with Andor Toth in Oberlin Conservatory where the degree ends with "High Honors". Later he moved his residence to Paris to expand his violinistic 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 the Bach Vereinigen, in Italy with Promo Musica, in Germany with the Kölner Academie and concertmaster-director of the Concerto Köln. He has also collaborated with Frans Brüggen, Ton Koopman, Jordi Savall, Christopher Hogwood and Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
In Spain, where you reside currently, he has been first violin of Al Ayre Español, concertmaster guest of the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra, the Extremadura Orchestra, the Euskadi Syphonic Orchestra, the Navarra Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Gran Canaria. His work as a director has been extensive in Spain. He has been the founder and director of three orchestras: the Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla, the Camerata Sa Nostra and the Orquesta Barroca de Mallorca. He has conducted the Philharmonic Orchestra de Gran Canaria, the Orquestra de Granollers, the Illa de Menorca Orchestra, the Granada City Orchestra, the Orquestra de Cambra Terrassa 48, the Jove de Catalunya and the Young Baroque of Andalusia. He is currently the director of l'Ensemble Tramuntana.
Born in Mallorca, she studied violin with Ramón Andreu and Barry Sargent, besides attending David Peralta’s summer course in 2007. She continued her studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln (Cologne, Germany) with a Bachelor on the modern violin under Ariadne Daskalakis's tutelage while receiving baroque violin lessons from Richard Gwilt. She graduated with a “Cum Laude'' from the Master’s Instrument in Historic Perspective at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam (Netherlands), where she studied baroque violin with Antoinette Lohmann and modern violin with Johannes Leertouwer.
She’s been invited to play in youth orchestras around Spain, such as Jove Orquestra Nacional de Catalunya, Jove Orquestra Simfònica de Castelló, Jove Orquestra Barroca de Mallorca and Jove Orquestra de Cambra Illa de Menorca.As a young professional, she’s performed in Germany with the Kölner Kammerorchester, Neuen Rheinischen Kammerorchester Köln, Kölner Akademie, Orchester Düsseldorfer Altstadtherbst and for the contemporary composers collective Zeitklang, besides gaining seven years of experience as a pedagoge. She’s currently a member of the EOS Kammerorchester; specialized in contemporary music, they work with known Jazz
musicians, such as Niels Klein, Ingrid Laubrock and Lucia Cadotsch, recording new CD’s with music written exclusively for the ensemble. On the opposite spectrum, in May 2021 she’ll be performing with Concerto Köln.
In the Netherlands she’s a member of the Nieuwe Philharmonie Utrecht (both with original and modern instruments, besides participating in innovating projects such as historically informed performances of Brahms symphonies), a member of the Spanish baroque music group La Pícara and co-founder of PuraCorda (a string quartet specialized in HIP interpretation of 19th and early 20th century repertoire). She plays regularly with the Nederlandse BachVereniging and has had the pleasure to work as concertmaster under the baton of Jos Van Veldhoven and Peter Van Heyghen. She’s recently had the privilege of performing Verklärte Nacht (Schönberg) on gut strings with the Narratio Quartet for the opening concert of the 10th European Early Music Academy in Vannes (France) and recording the solo “Gebt mir meinem Jesum wieder” of the Matthew Passions Ur-version under Johannes Leertouwer’s leadership.
In Spain she has played with Orquestra de Cambra Illa de Menorca, has been invited as coach to the Joven Orquesta Barroca de Andalucía, and besides co-organizing two different music festivals and a youth competition in Mallorca, she’s co-founder and concertmaster of Ensemble Tramuntana.
Study at the Conservatory Top of the Balearic Islands in Palma de Mallorca. He continues to train in Barcelona and Trossingen (Germany), where he obtains a Master in Early Music with Anton Steck. At the same time, he takes different courses in violin (modern and baroque) and chamber music around Spain and Europe. He has collaborated with symphonic and chamber orchestras such as the OSB (Orq. Simf. De les Illes Balears), Orquestra de Cambra del Maresme, Orquestra de Cambra de Granollers and the OSV (Orq. Simf. del Vallès), among others. He has collaborated with different ensembles of ancient music such as Les Ambassadeurs (France); Ensemble Mvsiche Varie, Il Bacio d'amor, Young European Baroque Orchestra (Germany); Spira Mirabilis (Italy), Geldart Ensemble, Albion Baroque Orchestra (London); Al Ayre Español, Studium Aureum (Spain). She was a member of the EUBO 2010 (European Union Baroque Orchestra) and was invited to the EUBO 2014 (acting as a soloist). He is a member of the Teatre Instrumental, the Acadèmia de les Llums, the Ensemble Barroc de Mallorca and the Orquestra de Cambra Illa de Menorca, as well as the Ensemble Tramuntana.
He has edited sonatas for violin and bc for per Mvsiche Varie. He has also made updates with electric violin. Margalida Gual has participated in recordings for labels such as EMI Virgin, Estonian Record Productions and Music column.
She is currently a violin and music and movement teacher at the Municipal School of Music and Dance in Ciutadella, a task that she combines with collaborations with different groups and ensembles from all over Europe.
Carlos Leal Cardin
After completing his studies of modern cello in Guadalajara and Salamanca, Carlos has been a student of Christophe Coin at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis and Lucia Swarts at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. He has taken classes from many of the leading musicians of the historicist movement such as Anner Bylsma, for whom he played on his 80th birthday.
Carlos collaborates with the Nederlandse Bachvereniging, Freiburger Barockorchester, the 18th century Orchestra, B'rock Orchestra, Vox Luminis or Capriccio Barockorchester and musicians such as Jos van Veldhoven, René Jacobs, Iván Fischer and Shunske Sato, performing at the international festivals of Granada and Santander, FeMAS, San Sebastian Musical Fortnight, Cervantino Festival of Guanajuato (Mexico), National Music Auditorium of Madrid, Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, Alte Oper of Frankfurt, etc. He has participated in recordings of works by Schubert, Bach and Purcell and the Passion according to St. John for allofbach.com.
In addition to his experience as a performer, Carlos has taught at the Young Talent School of the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and is president of the Alonso Mudarra Association. Since 2018, it has organized the Spanish Polyphony Academy, a summer course at the University of Alcalá that addresses the music of the 16th and 17th centuries from the reconstruction of a historically informed pedagogy.
He began his music studies in the double bass specialty in 1998, at the Professional Conservatory of Music of Cartagena, with Professor Hugo Valero Muñoz, ending the year 2007, at the age of 19 years. From 2002 to 2007, he was a regular member of the Murici Region Youth Orchestra, receiving classes from teachers such as: Miguel Franco, Rustem Gabdullin, Nazaret Kiourchian, Frano Kakarigi, Tashkent Tashev, among others; and participating in all the activities and concerts held by it in different locations in Spain and Europe; and in the USA as a collaborator of this orchestra in 2009, with concerts at the Lincoln Center (New York), and McCormick Place (Chicago). He has participated in different music events and festivals and young orchestras, such as the Press Joven de Lucena (Córdoba) directed by James Ross in 2003; and the International Festival of Youth Orchestras (FIOJ), in Murcia.
In 2007 he began his studies at the Reina Sofía Chair of Double Bass for Superior Music Listening, with professors Duncan Mctier and Antonio García Araque. In this institution he received master classes in double bass from Professors Slawomir Grenda and Janne Saksala. He has also received chamber music master classes given by teachers: we say Poppen, Radovan Vlatkovic, Hansjörg Schellenberger, Stefan Schilli, Klaus Thuneman and Natalia Gutman. Member of the Sony Chamber Orchestra and the Freixenet Symphony Orchestra from 2007 to 2009, he has worked with conductors such as: Stefan Lano, Antoni Ros Marbá, Zubin Mehta, Zoltán Kocsis, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Péter Csaba; performing concerts in different auditoriums and theaters in Spain and France, and participating in the Santander Music and Academy Meeting in 2008 and 2009. Since 2009 he continues his music studies at the Higher Conservatory of Music of Murcia and later finishing the Conservatory of Music and Dance of the Balearic Islands, until 2015 with Professor Francesc Aguiló.
He has collaborated professionally with the Murcia Region Symphony Orchestra, the Balearic Islands Symphony Orchestra, the Illa de Menorca Chamber Orchestra, the Mallorca Chamber Orchestra and from its formation to this date, with the Ensemble Tramuntana, a group led by the violinist. Barry Sargent.