GUILLERMO TURINA, CARLOS MONTESINOS,
AGUSTÍN ORCHA AND EVA DEL CAMPO
Breaking Bass: The Continuo Revolution
To understand the story of the cello and its development in music history, we need to approach the huge legacy of many 18th-century Italian musicians through the recovery of their music. Thanks to the work of musicologists and researchers, we can now enjoy this music. Today’s program shows the musical style during the first half of the century, including works by six composers less known than Vivaldi or Boccherini. However, their music presents a great variety of rhetoric elements and styles, although it is interconnected by a common language.
Giacobbe Basevi Cervetto (1680-1783)
Sonata No. 6 for 3 cellos in A minor (1741)
Minuetto 1 & 2
Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762)
Sonata for cello, Op. 5 No. 2 in D minor (1746)
Francesco Supriani (1678-1753)
Sinfonia a violoncello solo in C major
Giaccomo Facco (c.1680-1753)
Sinfonia di violoncello à solo in C minor
Giovanni Battista Cirri (1724-1808)
Sonata para violoncello e basso No. 10 in C major
Benedetto Giacomo Marcello (1686-1739)
Sonata a tré Op. 2 No. 2 in C minor (1736)
IN COLLABORATION WITH THE CENTRO CULTURAL BAÑOS ÁRABES
CONCERT RECORDED BY RADIO CLÁSICA (RNE)
Guillermo Turina, Baroque cello
Carlos Montesinos, Baroque cello
Agustín Orcha, Baroque double bass
Eva del Campo, harpsichord
Guillermo Turina, Baroque cello. He began his cello studies at the age of three, until he entered the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón, where he studied a Bachelor of Music degree, specializing in the cello, under the tuition of Angel Luis Quintana. Later on, he obtained the diploma of the Formation Supérieure au métier de l’orchestre classique et romantique in Saintes, under the tuition of Hillary Metzger and Christophe Coin. He broadened his training at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya, specializing in the Baroque cello, with Bruno Cocset and Emmanuel Balsa. He also studied a Master of Music Degree in Musicology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. His activity as a soloist has led him to play both solo recitals and orchestral concerts in Spain, France, Belgium, Germany and Argentina. He is a member of La Tempestad, Ensemble Nereydas, Paperkite, Al Ayre Español, and a founding member of Academia de las Luces. In 2019, he was awarded the Grand Jury Prize of the VIII International Contest of Ancient Music of Gijón playing with the harpsichordist Eva del Campo. His CDs Francesco Supriani: Principles to learn to play the cello and Giacomo Facco. Master of kings with the soprano Eugenia Boix and the harpsichordist Tomoko Matsuoka have been published in the Dutch label COBRA records.
Carlos Montesinos Defez, Baroque cello. He began his musical studies at the age of 5. After obtaining a bachelor degree at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón under the tuition of Angel Luis Quintana, he studied historical cello at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya under Bruno Cocset and Emmanuel Balssa, graduating in 2012. At the same time, he was a member of Jeunne Orchester Atlantique of Saintes (France), where he studied a degree in the historicist interpretation of Classical and Romantic repertoire, under the tuition of Hilary Metzger. Between 2013 and 2015 he resided in Geneva where he obtained a Soloist Diploma from the Haute Ecole de Musique in Genève, while he performed solo cello recitals and chamber music throughout Europe and Latin American, collaborating with different national and international ensembles. He has been cello teacher at the Conservatorio Municipal de Zaragoza, and is currently the artistic director of CheraMusical, organizing music courses in Chera (Valencia). He is a founding member of both Favola D’Argo (Portugal) and Academia de las Luces. In 2019 he published his first CD for the label Arkhe Music, recovering cello sonatas by the Italian composer G.B. Cirri.
Agustín Orcha Mata, Baroque double bass. Born in Jaén, he has been based in Paris since 2012 where he develops his career focused on ancient music and historical interpretation. After obtaining his double bass degree at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón he moved to France where he studied a Master in Interpretation of Historical Contrabass and Research at the University of Poitiers and the Jeune Orchestre Atlantique in Saintes (France). At the end of this period he moved to Paris where he started his studies of Baroque music in the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional. He regularly plays with Les Siècles (F.X Roth), Anima Eterna Brugge (J. van Immersel), Le Cercle de l Harmonie (J. Rohrer), Ensemble Matheus (J.C. Spinosi), Le Concert Spirituel (H. Niquet), Ensemble Luceram (H. Schmitt), Les Passions / Les Elements (J. Suhubiette), Ensemble Ausonia (F. Haas / M. Glodeanu), Ensemble Hexaméron (L. Montebugnoli) and Ensemble Sarbacanes, among others. Moreover, he is a founding member of Academia de las Luces. An eclectic musician, his performances ranges from electronic, modern and contemporary music to Classical and Baroque repertories.
Eva del Campo, harpsichord. Born in Barcelona, she began to play the harpsichord, after studying piano with Jordi Reguant. She also studied at the Department of Musique Ancienne del CNR de Toulouse under Yasuko Bouvard and François Saint. She also finished the harpsichord bachelor with Beatrice Martin at the Escuela Superior de Música de Catalunya. She has attended a variety of courses in Italy, France and Spain taught by musicians such as Enrico Baiano, Kenneth Weiss, Maggie Cole, Anne Catherine Vinay, Alain Gervreau, and Gilles Colliard. Recently she won the VIII International Competition of Early Music in Gijón with the Baroque cellist Guillermo Turina; both musicians have been playing together around Spain, Italy and France. She has also collaborated both with different chamber music projects in Spain and with some historical orchestras, such as Academia 1750, conducted by Enrico Onofri, Ottavio Dantone, Alfredo Bernardini, Mareck Stryncl, and Paul Woodwi, the Orchestre de Chambre de Toulouse conducted by Gilles Colliard, the Orquestra Barroca Catalana, and the Orquestra de Cambra Catalana. Nowadays she teaches basso continuo at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional in Toulouse and harpsichord at the Conservatori Professional de Música in Badalona and Granollers.