Barry Sargent - JS Bach: Sonata and Partita nº2
18 November 2022 - 20:00
San Ferran de ses Roques: Sant Ferran Church
Barry Sargent (Baroque violin)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003
Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004
He was 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. He continues his studies with Andor Toth at Oberlin Conservatory where he finishes his degree with "High Honors". Later he moved to Paris to broaden his violin 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 el Bach Vereinigen, in Italy with Promo Musica, in Germany with the Kölner Academie and concertmaster-conductor of the Concerto Köln. He has also collaborated with Frans Brüggen, Ton Koopman, Jordi Savall, Christopher Hogwood and Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
In Spain, where he currently resides , he has been first violin for Al Ayre Español, concertino guest of the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of Extremadura, the Euskadi Symphony Orchestra, the Navarra Symphony Orchestra, the Gran Canaria Philharmonic Orchestra . His work as a director has been extensive in Spain. He has been founder and director of three orchestras: the Baroque Orchestra of Seville, the Camerata Sa Nostra and the Baroque Orchestra of Mallorca. He has conducted the Philharmonic Orchestra of Gran Canaria , the Granollers Orchestra, the Illa de Menorca Orchestra, the Granada City Orchestra, the Terrassa 48 Cambra Orchestra, the Jove de Catalunya and the Baroque Youth Orchestra of Andalusia. He is currently director of l'Ensemble Tramuntana.