Xavier Díaz-Latorre

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Xavier Díaz-Latorrewas 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 with major conductors such as Rene Jacobs or Jordi Savall.

Xavier Díaz-Latorre frequently takes part in major international festivals in Europe, the USA, Australia, South America, and Asia. 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 Akademie für Alte Musik.

He has his own vocal and instrumental ensemble, Laberintos Ingeniosos, which specialises in performance of music from the Spanish Golden Agel.

 

Discography

Gaspar Sanz, Sones de Palacio (Cantus Records)

Various authors, The Lion’s Guitar(Cantus Records)

Fernando Sor, seguidillas boleras (Zigzag Territoire)

J.Marín/F.Guerau “…entre el cielo y el infierno…” (Zigzag Territoire)

Francisco Guerau Complete works for guitar(Passacaille)

J.S.Bach and others Stolen Roses(Passacaille)

Robert de Visée Pieces for the Theorbo and the Guitar(Passacaille)

 

Has participated in more than 40 recordings with Jordi Savall and his ensembles
He has been invited to give courses at many Universities such as the USC in Los Angeles, Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, Sibelius Academy and Yonsei University  in Seoul (South Korea), Amherst Early Music course in New London, Lute Society of America in Cleveland among others. He is resident teacher of lute, bass continuo and chamber music at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC)  and lute teacher at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel.