Ensemble Tramuntana - The seven last words of Christ
April 23rd 2022 - 20:00
PALMA: Church of Sant Felip Neri
Ensemble Tramuntana (period instruments)
Barry Sargent and Mayumi Sargent (violins)
Margalida Gual (viola)
Marc Alomar (cello)
Ensemble Tramuntana presents the famous work of Joseph Haydn:
The seven last words of Christ.
Version for string quartet by the same composer with period instruments.
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 Superior of the Balearic Islands in Palma de Mallorca. She continues training in Barcelona and Trossingen (Germany), where she obtains a Master in Ancient Music with Anton Steck. At the same time, she takes different violin courses (modern and baroque) and chamber music around Spain and Europe. She has collaborated with symphonic and chamber orchestras such as the OSB (Symf. Orch. of the Balearic Islands), Maresme Chamber Orchestra, Granollers Chamber Orchestra and the OSV (Orq. Simf. del Vallès), among others. She has collaborated with different ancient music ensembles 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 EUBO 2010 (European Union Baroque Orchestra) and was invited to the EUBO 2014 (acting as a soloist). She 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.
She has edited sonatas for violin and bc by per Mvsiche Varie. She has made updates also 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.
He is qualified by the Superior Conservatory of the Balearic Islands, where he obtains the Extraordinari Final Degree Award. His interest in baroque music took him to the Toulouse Conservatory, where he began historical interpretation with Tormod Dalen and Mathurin Matharel and graduated in 2017. He is currently a master's student at the Haute École de Musique in Geneva, with Professor Bruno Cocset.
His training in historical interpretation has been expanded with master classes by Christophe Coin, Phoebe Carrai, Stefano Veggetti, and Mark Testori. He has performed at Innsbruck early music festivals with the Montis Regalis Academy, and at the Saintes festival with the Jeune Orchester de l'Abbaye. She is currently a member of the Theresia (Chiara Banchini) orchestra, and during 2019 she will perform with Le Concert des Nations (Jordi Savall) in the complete Beethoven symphonies.