Contact Person: Santi Mirón
By phone/cell: +34 654 220 263
Repertoire: XVII and XVIII
The Lux Fundació is an initiative conceived by a committed group of music enthusiasts. It has two main aims: To support entities engaged in charitable work and to bring Ancient Music played in a historically authentic manner to a wider public.
Contact Person: José Antonio Montaño
By phone/cell: +34 646 138 765
La Madrileña, orquesta de instrumentos de época creada y dirigida por José Antonio Montaño, es una de las formaciones más destacadas del panorama historicista que orienta su trabajo a la recuperación y difusión del patrimonio musical del siglo XVIII, sirviéndose de instrumentos concretos tanto del repertorio barroco como del clásico.
Sus actuaciones han sido retransmitidas por Radio Nacional de España y han tenido lugar en destacadas salas de concierto como el Teatro Real, el Auditorio Nacional de Música de Madrid o la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando entre otras.
En 2019 graban el inédito Requien de José de Nebra (1758) para el sello Pan Classics con el que han recibido inmejorables críticas tanto en medios nacionales como extranjeros.
Contact Person: Fabiana Sans Arcílagos
By phone/cell: 658 248 051
EGERIA is a female vocal ensemble that will show you that medieval music is not a thing of the past. We aim to break down the barriers of a repertoire relegated to oblivion and mistreated by history, and rediscovering for you, translating it into your contemporary context.
EGERIA reveals that medieval music is much more than what you have ever imagined: it’s a repertoire directly linked to the most fundamental essence of the human being. A completely polyhedral and holistic music that will, connect you with the heavenly and the earthly, the spiritual and the worldly, the visible and the invisible. You will walk the paths of love and pain, comedy and satire, politics and history, -with themes that not only do not move away from the current reality but also continue being inherent in life today,. with a musical language that’s going to surprise you. Because EGERIA and medieval music are cool and we invite you to witness it.
EGERIA is a pioneer ensemble, as it is the only emerging ensemble on the national scene constituted only by female voices whose repertoire is focused specifically in the Middle Ages, with no concessions to any other times or styles. The group was born with the intention of recovering and highlighting the historical and musical significance of some of the manuscripts but would soon expand its scope to other European repertoires. However, its aim has transcended this simple desire of “heritage recovery” to focus on the public, and what EGERIA offers is unique and personal to each listener. Is the unparalleled experience of discovering a repertoire that few groups dare to tackle, in an honest and close way, always based on the rigor of musicological research.
Its programs are a perfectly interlocked assortment of sounds styles, with carefully selected pieces according to consistency, versatility and dynamism. In addition, each repertoire is prepared to be performed a cappella and with instrumental accompaniment, always in favour of offering the best version according to context and space.
As an homage to the famous traveller who gives them their name, each EGERIA programme is designed as a “road map”. Thus, EGERIA has been working on two different projects over the past year:
In Terras Despanya: this concert is a discovery of the sound landscape of medieval Hispania between the twelfth and fourteenth centuries, from Ars Antiqua to Ars Nova, through manuscripts such as the Codex Calixtinus, the Codex of Madrid, the Codex las Huelgas and Llibre Vermell de Montserrat, paying special attention to the polyphony.
Iacobus Yspanias: is a tribute to one of the most important phenomena of the Middle Ages: the pilgrimage. This journey will go through three of the most important routes: the Via Francígena to Rome, the Way of Saint Thomas Becket to Canterbury, and the main one: the Way of Saint James. The programme includes music from Spanish, French, Italian and English manuscripts to evoke the different styles, sound cultures and nationalities that have converged on these routes that established the pilgrimage as one of the most important phenomena of the time.
This season, EGERIA is working on two new programs:
Ad loca sancta: a tribute to Egeria, the adventurer of endless curiosity, who was the first woman to visit the Christian Holy Places. During this tour, she compiled in detail her journey from Gallaecia (Hispania), northern Italy, the Adriatic Sea, Jerusalem, Thebes, Mesopotamia, Syria and Constantinople and recorded her experiences in the guide Itinerarium ad Loca Sancta. Like this exceptional woman, the expedition begins in the Holy Land. Crossing the European continent in a journey that goes beyond the religious as it also involves an introspective pilgrimage through the different human, spiritual, ethical, emotional and socio-political dimensions and emotions as an idiosyncratic reflection of the medieval man.
Gaude felix Francia: an ode to the centre of political and social power and the undisputed cultural capital of Europe throughout the Middle Ages. This journey will take you throughout the neighbouring country from north to south going over the scene of sounds developed over hundreds of years, between the ninth and fifteenth centuries, which undoubtedly marked the path that western music would follow almost entirely.
Multi-performers and researchers of early music Emilio Villalba and Sara Marina are musicians specialised in the recovery and dissemination of the historical music from the 8th to 16th centuries. They have been working more than eight years in a wide concert career for Spain, Portugal and France, with shows where they combine music, theatre and narrative. Throughout this track record they have reshaped with the help of luthiers more than 40 historical instruments, their shows becoming an authentic sonorous museum on stage: vielle, vihuelas, saltery, hurdy gurdy, clavisimbalum, organetto, etc.
They have participated in festivals like Pórtico do Paraíso, FeMÀS, Maremusicum, Festival Sefardí, Noites d’Encanto, IKFEM, Les Heures Musicales, Festival Caprichos Musicales, Festival Tres Culturas, Noches en los Jardines del Real Alcázar, etc., obtaining a great success from public and critics alike.
In 2017 they created the Fundación Instrumentos Musicales con Historia, whose purposes are the research, revival, maximising and dissemination of early music by means of the reshaping and use of historical music instruments. With the instruments integrating the wealth of their foundation, the duo performs educational workshops, conferences and occasional exhibitions.
With a careful staging and a hard reshaping work and musical arrangements, their concerts contain a selection of pieces which ranges from the music of Al Ándalus and song books of the Sephardic tradition, until the music of medieval codices, arriving to the Spanish Renaissance.
Sara Marina and Emilio Villalba are also concerned about the children’s public. For this reason, they have created several education projects for the youngest, like Amadís y el tesoro de la Música, Juglaresa y Cuentos y Cuentistas del Conde Lucanor.
Their exhibition Instrumentos Musicales con Historia (Musical instruments with history), of itinerant nature, shows the public a great variety of historic instrument, as well as pictorial and written sources that served for their reshaping, performing during the show demonstration of each instrument in mini recitals.
Emilio Villalba and Sara Marina are multidisciplinary artists; in their musical productions they invent, design and execute all the process: photography, illustrations, graphic design and musical undertaking; as well as the direction and edition of audio-visual contents: video clips and documentaries.
They have four discographic works published: El Doncel del Mar, melodías medievales desde Estambul a Costa da Morte” (2014), an original educational work, Música para Princesas, Dragones y Caballeros, música medieval para niños (2015), selected by RNE clásica and presented live in the 50th Anniversary of Radio Clásica, Al Ándalus, música y poesía andalusí (2017), and their last work Sephardica (2019).
Emilio Villalba, as illustrator and designer, participates in numerous festivals of early music completing the design of posters and dissemination of publicity.
Youtube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UC5i2qJffEjieDZyGFzDzeFg
Repertoire: XVII, XVIII
The Ensemble Alletamento is a project of violinist Mario Braña and cellist Elsa Pidre which was born out of the union of a long musical experience together and their interest in Early Music. After completing the studies with A. Beyer, B. Chénier and M. Ceccato (Porto) and E. Onofri (Palermo) they were awarded the Special Audience Award in the 5th International Early Music Competition, Gijón and the Grand Jury Prize at the 6th edition. Taking this work as a starting point, they develop other projects which mainly cover the XVII and XVIII centuries and by means of which they intend to recover the less known musical heritage of the Iberian Peninsula. The Ensemble takes its name from the Alletamenti da Camera by Tessarini, one of the first works composed for violin and cello.
Repertorio: siglos XVII y XVIII
We like music and stage. We like people getting surprised by our performances and going back home with a smile. We look for originality and innovation, and with our proposal no one will be left indifferent. Lights, choreography, costumes and staging are outstanding. We don’t play just music. We don’t do just theatre. We do Windu!
Contact Person: Vicente Alcaide Roldán
By phone/cell: +34 609 256 944 / +34 953 411 021
Website & Social Media: www.trompetanaturalyorgano.com / Facebook / Youtube Channel / Promo video
Vicente Alcaide and Abraham Martínez, trumpet and organ.
An interest for historical instruments and research on ancient music has brought these two musicians to create this ensemble. Their first album has been recorded in 2016 under the title “Clarines de Batalla” on IBS classical record company, with percussionist Álvaro Garrido and produced by the Italian master Igino Conforzi.
Contact Person: Rocío de Frutos Domínguez
By phone/cell: +34 627 711 982
Vandalia relates to the group’s Andalusian origins and also to its fresh approach to vocal chamber music, paying special attention to the Spanish repertoire. Its members are united by a common training within the Andalusian Baroque Choir under the direction of Lluís Vilamajó, Lambert Climent and Carlos Mena.