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Ensemble Tramuntana (original instruments)
Baroque jewels

August 7th, 2021 - 20:30

Palma: Cloister of Sant Francesc

Ensemble Tramuntana (original instruments)
Barry Sargent, Mayumi Sargent (violins)
Eura Fortuny (viola)
Marc Aomar (cello)

We present you "Jewels of the baroque", taking us for a walk throughout Europe!
Works by Castro, Purcell, Pachelbel, Vivaldi, Rameau, Telemann.
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Barry Sargent

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


Mayumi Sargent

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.

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Eura Fortuny

She studied in Barcelona, Salzburg and Amsterdam and she’s received baroque viola lessons since 2010 from Emilio Moreno, Hiro Kurosaki, Alba Roca and Antoinette Lohmann. She has won competitions as soloist (Concurs Corda de Barcelona, autonomous community phase of the Intercentros Melómano competition), in chamber music ("I Island Music Competition of Menorca Island") and has received an Honorable Mention in the Eighth Chamber Music Competition "Higini Anglès" from the Diputació de Tarragona. She’s a member of Camerata Penedès and Ensemble Tramuntana and regularly collaborates with the GIOrquestra, amongst other orchestras. She is the violist of PuraCorda. In September 2021 she will start her Master studies with Antoinette Lohmann in the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.

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Marc Alomar 

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.

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