23.08.2011 - UNESCO Venice Office

Public encounter with UNESCO Artist for Peace Jordi Savall at Venice Office

© Teresa LLordés -Jordi Savall

The UNESCO Venice Office will host, on Thursday 8 September 2011, at 18.30, a unique public encounter with Jordi Savall, UNESCO Artist for Peace. This event will be moderated by Olivier Lexa, Artistic Director of the Venetian Centre for Baroque Music. It is part of the public events organized from June to October in Venice by the Venetian Centre for Baroque Music within the framework of its recently inaugurated festival focused on the birth of baroque music in Venice, with the participation of leading artists such as René Jacobs, Gabriel Garrido, Fabio Fondi, Andrea Marcon, Rinaldo Alessandrini, among others. Unanimously recognized as one of the most important performers of ancient music at the present time, Jordi Savall, born in 1941, is one of the most multi-faceted musical personalities of his generation: viol player, conductor, his concerts, pedagogical and research activities place him among the main architects of the present process of revaluation of historical music.

With his various ensembles, Hesperion XXI , La Capela Reial de Catalunya, Le Concert des Nations, he rapidly came to the forefront of the interpretation of medieval, Renaissance and baroque music, and created a new style of interpretation, characterized by great musical vitality and the same time maximum historical fidelity.

Jordi Savall, together with the soprano Montserrat Figueras, was named UNESCO Artist for Peace in 2009 for his outstanding musical commitment to intercultural dialogue.

By encouraging an enabling environment in which all cultural expressions may be affirmed in their rich creative diversity, renewed through exchanges and partnerships, and made accessible to all, UNESCO endeavors to ensure that all cultures benefit from the development opportunities opened up by cultural creative industries.

Website : Venetian Centre for Baroque Music www.vcbm.it

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