Sones de Palacio – Bucharest Early Music Festival
Sones de Palacio

Sones de Palacio

Starts from: November 28, 2016

Start Time 7:00 pm

Muzeul Național de Artă al României, Sufrageria Regală

Musicians Xavier Diaz Latorre and Andrew Lawrence King will perform”Sones de Palacio”, on November 28, 19.00, at the National Museum of Art of Romania, “Royal Living Room” Hall.


Xavier Díaz-Latorre was born in Barcelona, Spain in 1968. He studied at advanced level in Basle with Oscar Ghiglia at the Musikakademie and Hopkinson Smith at the Schola Cantorum. He has given concerts at major venues around the world, including the Carnegie Hall (New York), Covent Garden (London), the Palau de la Música Catalana (Barcelona), the Teatro Real (Madrid), the Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires), the Wiener Philarmonie (Vienna) and the Konzerthaus (Berlin). Díaz-Latorre performs regularly with world-renowned ensembles such as Hesperion XXI, La Capella Reial de Catalunya, and Le Concert des Nations. He has also performed with Al Ayre Español, the Orquesta Nacional de España, Concerto Vocale, the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Concerto Köln, and others. Laberintos Ingeniosos is his own vocalinstrumental ensemble, which he has taken to a number of different countries throughout the world. Xavier Díaz-Latorre has made more than 40 recordings for international CD labels, and has recorded the complete works for guitar by the composer Francisco Guerau among other titles. He teaches early plucked instruments, chamber music and bass continuo at the ESMUC (Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya), and has been invited to teach in the USA, Korea, Japan and several European countries.

Andrew Lawrence King Baroque opera & orchestral director, imaginative continuo-player, Early Harp virtuoso, specialist in baroque gesture & Historical Action, investigator of Flow, Andrew Lawrence-King is one of the world’s leading performers of Early Music and the most recorded harpist of all time. Andrew has directed at La Scala, Milan & Sydney Opera House and won Russia’s highest theatrical award, Golden Mask (2012). With Jordi Savall he won a Grammy (2011) & Australia’s Helpmann Award (2013). From 2010-2015, he was Senior Visiting Research Fellow for the Australian Centre for the History of Emotions. Academic topics here. Andrew Lawrence-King directs The Harp Consort, combining state-ofthe art early music performance with stylish improvisation & entertaining stage presentation; Il Corago, the production team for historical staging of early opera; International Baroque Opera Studio. Andrew’s hobbies include marathon running, sailing, kayaking, fencing (modern epée & historical rapier) and Tai Chi. He is a qualified hypnotist.


Improvisación Folias – Folias portuguesas Santiago de Murcia (1673-1739) – from „Códice Saldivar”: Los Ymposibles – Zarambeques
Gaspar Sanz (1640-1710) – from ”Instrucción de música para la guitarra española” (1697): Pavana al ayre español, cinco partidas con mucha novedad – Xácara – Passeos por el cuarto tono, y una giga al vuelo por el mismo punto/improvisación – Tarantella, improvisación


Francisco Guerau (1659-1722) – from „Poema harmónico” (1694): Marionas Santiago de Murcia (1673-1739) – from „Códice Saldivar”: Fandango – Cumbées
Ribayaz (1626-after1677) – Tarantella
Gaspar Sanz (1640-1710) – from „Instrucción de música para la guitarra española” (1697): Xácara, diez y seis diferencias y algunas dellas con estilo de Campanelas – Zarabanda, improvisación – Paradetas, improvisación

Xavier Diaz Latorre – five courses guitar
Andrew Lawrence King – Spanish harp

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