Jordi Savall

Mr Jordi Savall

Mr Jordi Savall, UNESCO Artist for Peace, performing at UNESCO Headquaters in Paris on the 17 June 2008

Jordi Savall is a conductor and a musician from Spain, playor of viol and violin. After gratuating from the early music academy " Schola Cantorum Basiliensis" in Switzerland, Jordi Savall created three music ensembles, one of which is "Le Concert des Nations". With this ensemble, he performs in major early music festivals all over the world. He has also conducted various orchestras such as the Wiener Kammerorchester and the San Francisco Baroque Philarmonic.

Jordi Savall has written soundtracks for several films, most notably for Tous les matins du monde, directed by Alain Corneau, for which he won a Cesar Award.

Recognized for his talent and his contribution to UNESCO ideals and goals, Jordi Savall has been nominated Artist for Peace in 2008.

Jordi Savall performed on the occasion of the launching ceremony of the UN World Water Developement Report, which took place in Marseille on 12 March 2012.

On May 2012, Jordi Savall and his orchestra gave a concert on the occasion of the 13th Congress of the International Society of Ethnobiology.

Jordi Savall has recently given a concert for the annual Early Music Festival in Utrecht (Netherlands). Celebrating the third centenary of the Treaty of Utrecht, the festival took place on August 2013. Moreover, in the course of this festival, Jordi Savall talked about the power of music and its contribution to peace.

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