Concert VIII and IX
Ensemble Tramuntana - A walk through the baroque
29 July 2022 - 20:30
SÓLLER: Museum of the Sea
30 July 2022 - 20:30
BANYALBUFAR: Santa Maria Church
Ensemble Tramuntana (original instruments)
Violins: Barry Sargent, Mayumi Sargent
Cello: Marc Alomar
Harpsichord: Pedro Aguiló
Tarquinio Merula (1595 - 1665) - Ciaccona
Francisco José de Castro (1670 - 1730) - First Sonata, Op.1
Joan Baptista Pla (1720-1773) and José Pla (1728 - 1762) - Trio Sonata No. 2 in D minor
Elizabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre (1665 - 1729) - Suonata in C minor
Nicola Porpora (1686 - 1768) - Concerto nº5
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 - 1767) - Suite à 4, TWV43:e4
Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741) - Trio Sonata in D minor RV 63 Op.1 nº12 “La follia”
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.
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 performance with Tormod Dalen y Mathurin Matharel and graduated in 2017. He is currently a student of master's degree 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 Marco 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. He is currently a member of the Theresia orchestra (Chiara Banchini), and during 2019 he will perform with Le Concert des Nations (Jordi Savall) in the complete Beethoven symphonies.
Pedro Aguilo Jimenez
Born in 1994, he is the titular organist of the Basilica of Sant Miquel in Palma. He studied at the professional conservatory of Mallorca and the superior one of the Balearic Islands, where he studied professional piano, organ and cembalo, and advanced piano and composition, obtaining three extraordinary prizes and two honorable mentions. At the same time, he received organ classes from Juan de la Rubia and took master classes with Monserrat Torrent, Ludger Lohmann, Jürgen Essl, Luca Scandali and Michel Bouvard, and piano classes with Boris Berman, Peter Frankl, Alain Planes, Ramón Coll, Josep Colom and Albert Grandson, among others. He is currently studying a higher degree in organ at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC) with Oscar Candendo, and a master's degree in Early Music (cembalo), with Luca Guglielmi.
He has won various national and international awards in different fields, such as the 1st Prize of the Soller musical youth contest (piano, 2008), the 2nd Prize of the II national contest for young organists "Joan Baptista Cabanilles" (2015), the 2 ° Prize of the permanent contest of musical youth Spain, organ modality (2016), the 1st prize of the IV composition contest of the Premis Castellitx (2018), and the 2nd prize of the VII Joseph-Gabler organ contest of the International Summer Academy of Music (ISAM, 2018).
He has played in important cycles such as the León International Organ Festival, the Tarragona Cathedral Festival, the Segovia Cathedral “Correa de Arauxo” concert cycle, the Santanyí Plenum Organis Festival and the International Composers Encuentro , as well as with chamber groups at the Mallorca Saxophone Festival , the Setmana de Música Antiga de la Colònia de Sant Pere and the Corpus a Palma cycle . He debuted as a soloist in 2015 performing Nights in the gardens of Spain, by Manuel de Falla, with the municipal band of Palma.
He has collaborated with the Balearic Islands Symphony Orchestra, playing the piano, organ, cembalo and celesta, as well as with other formations such as the Barcelona and National Symphony Orchestra of Catalonia, the Palma Municipal Band, the Orquestra de Cambra de Mallorca, the Santanyí Festival Orchestra, the Johannes Palaschko camerata, Acadèmia 1830 and Bachrroc Ensemble, under the baton of conductors such as Víctor Pablo Pérez, Pablo Mielgo, Joji Hattori and Clark Rundell.