Roque CERUTI (1683-1760) [Bolivia]
Cantada: "De aquel inmenso mar"
Manuel de SUMAYA (ca.1678-1755) [Mexico]
Cantada: "Oh muro más que humano"
Juan PLA (1747-1773)
José PLA (1728- 1762) [Catalonië-Spanje]
Trio Sonata in C groot
Manuel de SUMAYA
Cantada: "Como Aunque Culpa"
Antonio de LITERES (1673-1747) [Spanje]
Rezitativo/Area: "Azis dichoso" uit Acis y Galatea
Eco de Indias (Echo from the Indias) is an early music ensemble formed by the interest of its members in performing baroque music nowadays barely known, composed in the Spanish Kingdom and European colonies in the Americas - called "Indias" by the conquerors. The group is formed by young musicians from Latin America and Europe who have studied historical performance practice in European conservatories such as Amsterdam and The Hague amongst others. By playing the special repertoire created in "the New World" and Spain between the 16th and 18th centuries, the ensemble hopes to "echo" important musical heritage that is rarely performed or has been forgotten.
Beatriz Lafont Murcia, soprano
Born in Valencia, Spain, Bea began her musical education on guitar and singing. She completed a Superior Degree in singing at the Conservatory Joaquín Rodrigo and was awarded the 2nd prize Grado Medio in 2002.
In the 5th International Competition Luys Milán of chamber music she won a 3rd prize and the Best Valencian Performer and Public prices. Beatriz has attended master-classes with teachers like R.Expert, W.Rieger, M.Almajano, C.Miatello, E.Tubb, S.van Dyck, J.Zomer and F. Jacobs amongst others. At the Koninklijk Conservatorium, she has participated in projects conducted by Fabio Bonizzoni, Charles Toet (Monteverdi's Vespers in Italy) Emilio Moreno, Christina Pluhar and Mike Fentross (in La Pellegrina, singing the main role and playing the theorbo). Bea has performed across Europe with groups such as La Academia de los Nocturnos, Las Esferas, Le Jardin Secret, Collegium Musicum Den Haag and Música Temprana; in festivals like Música Antigua de Peñiscola; Música Antiga: Música, Història i Art, Spain; Oude Muziek Utrecht-Fringe; Classique Den Haag; Twórczosci Religijnej, Poland and Dag Oude Muziek, Bilzen. Nowadays, Ms. Lafont is studying a Master degree in Early Music Singing with Rita Dams, Michael Chance, Jill Feldman and Peter Kooij and theorbo with Mike Fentross and Joachim Held at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague.
Roberto Bando, traverso Born in Mexico City, Roberto studied recorder (Bachelor of Music) at the Music Faculty of Mexico's National University with M.Díez-Canedo and traverso with V.Touzet. Later, he went to study to the Netherlands with Wilbert Hazelzet at The Hague's Royal Conservatory and with Marten Root at the Amsterdam Conservatory where he obtained his Bachelor Degree on traverso. He was awarded the grants "For studies abroad Fonca"-Mexico, and the Delta Scholarship-NL. He has played with ensembles such as Il Concerto Barocco, Orchestra van Wassenaer, Nieuwe Phliharmonie Utrecht, Sweelinck Baroque Orchestra, The Académie Mozart Europeéne, Czech Baroque Ensemble, Giardino Musicale, members of the Handel & Haydn Society-Boston, etc. He has performed in countries like Germany, Spain, France, Czech Republic, The Netherlands, Poland, Spain, USA and Mexico at several international festivals (Antiqva-Barcelona, International de Belfort, Cervantino, Centro Histórico). He has been guest teacher and lecturer in Mexico and the Czech Republic (Brno, Kelc). Cofounder of Melante's Band and Eco de Indias, Roberto is currently member of the Luthers Bach Ensemble. He is also focusing on traverso construction after having studied with M.Root, Paul Beekhuizen (TU Delft), and Fridtjof Aurin.
Jacek Kurzydło, baroque violin
Jacek received his first musical training as a modern violin player in Cracow, Poland. At an early stage he developed an interest for early music and after having attended many master classes, he decided to study at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague and its world-renowned Department of Early Music and Historical Performance Practice, where he is currently undertaking studies with Kati Debretzeni and Catherine Mackintosh. As a performer, he has participated in many festivals in Europe such as Bach Days (Cracow), Forum Musicum (Warsaw), Académie de Danses et Musiques Anciennes de Sablé (Prague), Internationale Barocktage Stift Melk (Austria). He collaborates with many chamber music ensembles: Concerto Da Camera, Collegium Musicum Den Haag, Nova Silesia, Luthers Bach Ensemble, I Buoni Antichi, Johann Christian Consort and Ensemble Barocum, etc. Currently he's studying the Master program on baroque violin at the Royal Conservatory.
Florencia Bardavid Hoecker, viola da gamba
Born in Santiago de Chile in 1982, she studied between 2001 and 2005 at Chile's Catholic University, where she obtained a degree in Voice Performance under the teaching of Ahlke Scheffelt and Rodrigo del Pozo. At the same university she studied viola da gamba with Gina Allende. Currently, she studies viola da gamba at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, with Anneke Pols, Mieneke van der Velden and Philippe Pierlot. She has also attended numerous early music courses and workshops, such as the Early Italian Baroque Music Course under the teaching of Gabriel Garrido and Ricardo Massun in Bariloche (Argentina) and master classes with Wieland Kuijken, Sigiswald Kuijken and Hopkinson Smith. As a viola da gamba player, she has performed with several Chilean early music ensembles, taking part in festivals and tours such as the Renaissance and Baroque Music Festival of Chiquitos (Bolivia) and the Early Music Season of the Catholic University of Chile. Since she moved to the Netherlands, she has been invited to play in early music ensembles such as L'Arpeggiata, conducted by Christina Pluhar and the Ensemble Organum, conducted by Marcel Peres. She is a permanent member of the Scroll Ensemble.
Giulio Quirici , baroque guitar
Giulio was born in Italy in 1987. After a start as a self-taught, he studied at the prestigious faculties of Berklee College of Music, New School for Contemporary Music, Conservatorio di Vicenza. He participated in renowned music festivals including Umbria Jazz, Veneto Jazz, Vicenza Jazz as student, assistant teacher and accompanist, being exposed to a great variety of musical languages and styles from a young age.
He is currently specializing in the performance practice of early plucked instruments (such as baroque lute, baroque guitar and theorbo) at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, under the guidance of Joachim Held and Mike Fentross. Giulio recently took part in the Festival Mitte Europa in Germany and Academie für Alte Musik in Salzburg and is active as a guitar teacher in various junior schools.
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Edoardo Valorz, organ
Harpsichordist and organist. Born in Italy, he studied organ with Wijnand van de Pol. Subsequently he attended musicology courses and studied harpsichord with Patrizia Marisaldi in Vicenza, where he received his Bachelor Degree. Edoardo also followed harpsichord courses given by Luca Guglielmi, Michael Radulescu, and Gerhard Gnann on the organ. He has played in concerts with baroque orchestras, ensembles and as a soloist around Europe (Italy, Holland, Spain, UK, Germany) and Korea, both on organ and harpsichord. He has played under leading conductors such as Ton Koopman, Christopher Hogwood and Alfredo Bernardini. Edoardo was awarded the 3rd prize for Basso Continuo at the Pesaro Harpsichord Competition "G. Gambi" in 2007. For ten years he has worked as organist at the Church of S. Domenico of Fiesole (Florence). Edoardo obtained a Bachelor degree from the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Den Haag as student of Ton Koopman and Tini Mathot (harpsichord) and Patrick Ayrton (basso continuo).