Ensemble Tramuntana (sextet)
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Barry Sargent & Mayumi Sargent (violins)
Enric Pastor (viola)
Marc Alomar (cello)
Pablo Moreno (double bass)
Jaume Ginard (percussion)
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Born in Cincinnati (USA), where he begins his musical studies with Sigmund Effron. At the age of 15 he performs as soloist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the following year with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. He continues his studies with Andor Toth at the Oberlin Conservatory where he graduates with "High Honors". Later he moves his residency to Paris to broaden his violinistic knowledge with the leadership of Gerard Poulet. In this same city he comes in contact with the cellist Christophe Coin, who invites him to play with the Ensemble Mosaïque, encouraging him to investigate and interpret with historic instruments. He studies 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 Holand with the Bach Vereinigen, in Italy with Promo Musica, in Germany with Kölner Academie and concertmaster-conductor of Concerto Köln. He has collaborated as well with Frans Brüggen, Ton Koopman, Jordi Savall, Christopher Hogwood and Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
In Spain, where he resides, he has been first violin of Al Ayre Español, invited concertmaster of Gran Teatre de Liceu in Barcelona, Bilbao Symphony Orchestra, Extremadura Orchestra, Euskadi Symphony Orchestra, Navarra Symphony Orchestra, Canary Islands Philharmonic Orchestra. His work as a conductor has been extens in Spain. He has been founder and director of three orchestras: Seville Barroque Orchestra, Camerata Sa Nostra and Mallorca Baroque Orchestra. He has conducted the Canary Islands Philharmonic Orchestra, Granollers Orchestra, Menorca Island Orchestra, City of Granada Orchestra, Terrassa 48 Chamber Orchestra, the Jove de Catalunya and the Jove Barroca of Andalucia. Presently he's the conductor of 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.
Violinist of classical formation. In 2000 he begins studying Jazz with the guitarist Martin Negro and World Music. Since then he's incorporated in diferent groups of different styles. Groups such as: Jaume Compte y nafas ensemble (World Music) with which he's recorded discs "Ale" "Tariq" and "Voda"; Martin Negro y Palma ensemble (tango-jazz) with which he's recorded the disc "Fiebre Mallorquina"; Pilgrims Formació of bluegrass with which he's recorded the disc "Pilgrims bluegrass"; Piolet swing (Jazz Manouche). He's a violin professor at the Conservatorio Profesional de Música y Danza de Mallorca.
He has recieved a degree by the Conservatorio Superior de las Islas Baleares, where he obtained the Extraordinary Prize End of Degree. His interest for baroque music takes him to the Conservatory of Toulouse, where he begins historic interpretation with Tormod Dalen and Mathurin Matharel and graduates in 2017. Presently he's a masters student at the Haute École de Musique in Geneva, with professor Bruno Cocset.
His ofrmation in historic interpretation has extended with master classes with Christophe Coin, Phoebe Carrai, Stefano Veggetti, and Marco Testori. He has performed in early music festivals in Innsbruck with the Academia Montis Regalis, and at the festival of Saintes with the Jeune Orchestre de l’Abbaye. Presently he's a member of the Theresia orchestra (Chiara Banchini), and in 2019 he'll perform with Le Concert des Nations (Jordi Savall) in the integral Beethoven symphonies.
He began studying music in the specialty of double bass in 1998, at the Professional Conservatory of Music of Cartagena, with Professor Hugo Valero Muñoz, finishing in 2007, at the age of 19. From 2002 to 2007, he was a member of the Youth Orchestra of the Murica Region, receiving classes from teachers such as: Miguel Franco, Rustem Gabdullin, Nazareth Kiourchian, Frano Kakarigi, Tashko Tashev, others; and participating in all the activities and concerts carried out by the same in different localities of Spain and Europe; and in the US as a collaborator of this orchestra in 2009, with concerts at Lincoln Center (New York), and McCormick Place (Chicago). He has participated in various meetings and music festivals and young orchestras, such as the Press Jove de Lucena (Córdoba) conducted by James Ross in 2003; and at the International Festival of Youth Orchestras (FIOJ), in Murcia.
In 2007 he began his studies in the Double Bass Chair of the Reina Sofía Higher Music School, 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 master classes in chamber music taught by teachers: Diemut Poppen, Radovan Vlatkovic, Hänsjorg Schellenberger, Stefan Schilli, Klaus Thuneman and Natalia Gutman. A 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 Meeting of Music and Academy of Santander in 2008 and 2009. Since 2009 he continues his music studies at the Conservatory of Music of Murcia and later finishing at the Conservatory of Music and Dance of the Balearic Islands, until 2015 with Professor Francesc Aguiló.
He has collaborated professionally with the Symphony Orchestra of the Region of Murcia, Symphony Orchestra of the Balearic Islands, Chamber Orchestra of the Island of Menorca, Chamber Orchestra of Mallorca and since his formation to this date, with the Ensemble Tramuntana , a group led by violinist Barry Sargent.
He's been a part of several musical bands such as the Big band of jazz of Palma, jazztà (disc recorded at the "VIII festival de Palma"), Orquesta de Son Amar, Ossifar (discs "Da-li cebes", "Ossifar en directe" and "A pixar i a jeure") and Cologne Syndicate with whom he has performed in England, Italy and Russia).
He has recorded CD's with Mallorquin artists such as Llorenç Santamaria and Tomeu Penya (Disc "Amb una aclucada d' ull").