Le Concert des Nations is among the 10 ensembles nominated for the 2023 Orchestra of the Year for this year’s Gramophone Classical Music Awards.
Van Magazine‘s James C. Taylor talks with Savall about playing Schubert with period instruments and about how, after 50 years of performing and recording music spanning six centuries, he wound up here.
The Royal Philharmonic Society membership is given in recognition of Savall’s outstanding services to music.
For more than 50 years, Jordi Savall, one of the most versatile musical personalities of his generation, has rescued musical gems from the obscurity of neglect and oblivion and given them back for all to enjoy. A tireless researcher into early music, he interprets and performs the repertory both as a gambist and a conductor. His activities as a concert performer, teacher, researcher and creator of new musical and cultural projects have made him a leading figure in the reappraisal of historical music. Together with Montserrat Figueras, he founded the ensembles Hespèrion XXI (1974), La Capella Reial de Catalunya (1987) and Le Concert des Nations (1989), with whom he explores and creates a world of emotion and beauty shared with millions of early music enthusiasts around the world.
Mark Swed calls Savall a “force for world peace” in his LA Times review.