Xavier Díaz-Latorre

Nato a Barcellona nel 1968, ha studiato con Oscar Ghiglia presso la Musikhochschule di Basilea, diplomandosi nel 1993. Il suo interesse per la musica antica lo ha portato a studiare il liuto con Hopkinson Smith presso la Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. Ha seguito numerosi corsi di direzione corale e uno corso in direzione d’orchestra.

Numerosi i premi internazionali vinti in Francia e in Spagna. 

Dal 1995 si dedica alla realizzazione di opere barocche, partecipando a importanti produzioni come Semele (Handel) alla Berlin State Opera con l’Akademie für Alte Musik di Berlino, diretta da René Jacobs; L’Orfeo (Monteverdi), al Teatro Goldoni di Firenze, Théâtre de la Monnaie di Bruxelles, Covent Garden a Londra, Grand Théâtre de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, Théâtre des Champs Élysées a Parigi, e il BAM di New York. Ancora con L’Orfeo di Monteverdi, con il Concert des Nations e Jordi Savall al Teatro Real di Madrid e presso il Liceu di Barcellona; Solimano (Johann Adolf Hasse) a Berlino e Dresda con il Concerto Köln e René Jacobs; La Serva Padrona (Pergolesi) a Berlino con il Balthasar-Neumann Ensemble e Thomas Englebrock; Dal Male il Bene (Marco Marazzoli e Antonio Maria Abbatini), al Landestheater di Innsbruck con il Concerto Vocale e Attilio Cremonesi; Don Chisciote della Mancia in Sierra Morena (Francesco Bartolomeo Conti), con l’ Orchestra Barocca dell’Università di Salamanca Baroque Orchestra. 

Xavier Díaz-Latorre è chiamato a partecipare ad importanti festival internazionali in Europa, USA, Sud America e Sud Corea. 

Collabora con orchestre e gruppi da camera, come quelli diretti da Jordi Savall – Hesperion XXI, La Capella Reial de Catalunya e Le Concert des Nations ed è stato invitato a esibirsi con altri importanti orchestre ed ensemble quali l’Orquesta Nacional de España, il Ricercar Ensemble o Al Ayre Español. 

Numerose le registrazioni in qualità di solista, tra queste le opere complete per chitarra di Francisco Guerau (Passacaille, 2013), Sones de Palacio y Danças de Rasgueado (Cantus-records, 2013) dedicato all’opera di Gaspar Sanz e registrato insieme al percussionista Pedro Estevan e il progetto discografico Lion Guitar, commissionato dal Museu de la Música de Barcelona e registrato impiegando le chitarre appartenenti alla collezione del museo (Cantus-records, 2014).

Xavier Díaz Latorre

 was born in Barcelona in 1968. He studied at advanced level with Oscar Ghiglia at the Musikhochschule, Basel, graduating in 1993. His subsequent interest in early music led him to study the lute with Hopkinson Smith at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. He has completed several courses in choral conducting and a post-graduate course in orchestral conducting.

 

He has been awarded several international performance prizes in France and Spain.

 

Since 1995 he has been actively involved in the world of baroque opera, having participated in major productions such as Semele (Handel) at the Berlin State Opera with the Akademie für alte Musik, Berlin, conducted by René Jacobs; L’Orfeo (Monteverdi) at the Goldoni Theatre, Florence, the Théâtre de la Monnaie, Brussels,  Covent Garden, London, the Grand Théâtre de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, the Théâtre des Champs Élysées, Paris, and the BAM, New York, again under René Jacobs but with Concerto Vocale; L’Orfeo again, but with Le Concert des Nations and Jordi Savall at the Teatro Real, Madrid and the Liceu, Barcelona; Solimano (Johann Adolf Hasse) at the Berlin and Dresden State Operas with Concerto Köln and René Jacobs; La Serva Padrona (Pergolesi) at the Philharmonie, Berlin and Ludwigsburg Castle with the Balthasar-Neumann Ensemble and Thomas Hengelbrock; Dal Male il Bene (Marco Marazzoli and Antonio Maria Abbatini) at the Landestheater, Innsbruck with Concerto Vocale and Attilio Cremonesi; Don Chisciote della Mancia in Sierra Morena (Francesco Bartolomeo Conti) with the University of Salamanca Baroque Orchestra and Wieland Kuijken.

 

Xavier Díaz-Latorre frequently takes part in major international festivals in Europe, the USA, South America, and South Korea. He is a member of renowned orchestras and chamber groups such as those conducted by Jordi Savall – Hesperion XXI, La Capella Reial de Catalunya and Le Concert de Nations, and has been invited to perform with other major orchestras and ensembles such as the Orquesta Nacional de España or Al Ayre Español.

 

He has his own vocal and instrumental ensemble, Laberintos Ingeniosos, which specialises in performance of music from the Spanish Golden Age. The group’s first disc, Danzas de Rasgueado y Sones de Palacio, with music by the Aragonese composer Gaspar Sanz, recorded on the Zig-Zag Territoires label, has received excellent reviews in the media, and has been broadcast by several international radio stations throughout Europe, Israel, Australia, South Korea and North America. Laberintos Ingeniosos has now made further CDs of music from the Iberian Peninsula performed on period instruments, such as Goyesca, seguidillas boleras, with music by Fernando Sor, and “...entre el cielo y el infierno...”, with works by Francisco de Guerau and José Marín. In addition, Xavier Díaz-Latorre has taken part in over 30 CDs for Alia Vox and Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, and has made recordings for numerous television and radio stations in Europe, North and South America and Korea.

 

He has been invited to give courses at many venues in Spain, Italy, Germany and Switzerland, also at Seoul (South Korea). He is resident teacher of lute, bass continuo and chamber music at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC).

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