Jordi Savall early classical music specialist

Jordi Savall is a Catalan, Spanish early music conductor, viol player and composer. He is one of the world’s leading figures in medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music. Savall popularized the viol da gamba, a Spanish Renaissance viol that is played between the legs like a cello.

Jordi Savall & Les Concert des Nations play French Baroque music at Carnegie Hall

Savall and his Baroque orchestra play French baroque music in Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 7:30pm. Get tickets

Jordie Savall & Hespèrion XXI at Carnegie Hall

Savall leads his early music ensemble Hespèrion XXI in “Musica Nova: Venetian Influences in Musical Europe” at Carnegie Hall on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 3pm.

Jordi Savall & Les Concert des Nations play Venetian Italian music at Carnegie Hall

Savall leads Orthodox-Byzantine Vocal Ensemble, La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Hespèrion XXI, and Le Concert des Nations in “The Millenarian Venice: Gateway to the East,” a musical tour through the thousand year history of the Venetian Republic, as part of La Serenissima festival at Carnegie Hall on Friday, February 3, 2017 at 7:30pm.

Jordi Savall is a living legend of early Western music

Savall was born in Igualada, Catalonia, Spain, a town outside Barcelona, on August 1, 1941. His music career began in the town choir. Savall studied under viol de gamba master August Wenzinger at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis and succeeded him as professor of viola da gamba in 1974.

Savall formed early music ensemble Hespèrion XXI in 1974. He has recorded over 100 albums and now runs his own label Alia Vox.

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Jordi Savall Awards

Dixit Dominus: Vivaldi, Mozart, Handel earned a 18th Latin Grammy Awards nomination for “Best Classical Album.”

Les Routes de L’Esclavage (2017) was nominated for a 2018 Grammy for “Best Classical Compendium.”

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