Jordi Savall

Composer

Jordi Savall was born on August 1st, 1941 in Igualada, Catalonia, Spain and is the Composer from Spain. Discover Jordi Savall's biography, age, height, physical stats, dating/affair, family, hobbies, education, career updates, and networth at the age of 81 years old.

Date of Birth
August 1, 1941
Nationality
Spain
Place of Birth
Igualada, Catalonia, Spain
Age
81 years old
Zodiac Sign
Leo
Profession
Cellist, Composer, Conductor, Musicologist, Teacher, Viol Player
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About Jordi Savall

Jordi Savall i Bernadet (born August 1, 1941) is a Catalan-Spanish conductor and viol player.

He has been one of the major figures in the field of Western early music since the 1970s, largely responsible for popularizing the viol family of instruments (notably the viola da gamba) in contemporary performance and recording.

His characteristic repertoire features medieval, Renaissance and Baroque music, although he has occasionally ventured into the Classical and even the Romantic periods.

Musical education

His musical training started at age six in the school choir of his native Igualada (1947–55). After graduating from the Barcelona's Conservatory of Music (where he studied from 1959 to 1965) he specialized in early music, collaborating with Ars Musicae de Barcelona under Enric Gispert, studying with August Wenzinger at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel, Switzerland (1968–70) and eventually succeeding Wenzinger in 1974 as professor of viola da gamba at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.

Honours and awards

  • 2000 – Premi d'Honor Lluís Carulla for service to Catalan culture or for scientific, cultural or civic works in the Catalan language
  • 2006 – Honorary doctorate from the University of Barcelona
  • 2008 – Appointed European Union ambassador for intercultural dialogue
  • 2008 – Savall and his wife, Montserrat Figueras, were named "Artists for Peace" by UNESCO.
  • 2009 – Handel Prize from the city of Halle, Germany
  • 2009 – National Music Prize from the National Council of Music and Arts of Catalonia
  • 2010 – Praetorius Musikpreis Niedersachsen
  • 2010 – MIDEM Classical Award for his album "Jerusalem – la ville des deux Paix: La paix céleste et la paix terrestre"
  • 2011 – Grammy Award for Best Small Ensemble Performance for Dinastia Borja. Església i poder al Renaixement
  • 2012 – Léonie Sonning Music Prize
  • 2013 – Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur (France)
  • 2013 – Honorary doctorate from the University of Basel
  • 2014 – Gold Medal of the Generalitat of Catalonia
  • In 2014 he refused the Premio Nacional de Música awarded by the Spanish government, in protest at the government's artistic policies, accusing them of "grave incompetence" and "dramatic disinterest".
  • 2016 – Honorary doctorate from Utrecht University
  • 2022 - Honorary membership of the Royal Philharmonic Society

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