Biography

The ensemble El Gran Teatro del Mundo specializes in the performance of music from the 17th and 18th century.

Named after the baroque mystery play of the same name from 1655 by the spanish poet Pedro Calderón de la Barca, the idea of single protagonists as representatives of the existential human conditions in the theatrum mundi also represents the aesthetical concept of the ensemble: united under a common artistic ideal, the individuality and temperament of each member highlight the manifold affects of the music, creating a vibrant and dramatic performance where the rhetoric of each piece is emphasised.

Based in Basel (CH), El Gran Teatro del Mundo has performed all over Europe, amongst others at Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht, Festtage Alter Musik Basel, Musikinstrumentenmuseum Berlin, Musica Antica Urbino, Festival d’Ambronay, Centro Botìn Santander or Riga Early Music Festival. The ensemble also was selected as one of the “Promising Young Ensembles” of the International Young Artist’s Presentation (IYAP) at the Laus Poliphoniae Festival in Antwerp and won the prize for the best interpretation of spanish music at the Antón García Abril Competition in Baza in 2017.

In 2018 El Gran Teatro del Mundo was a beneficiary of the eeemerging project (Emerging European Ensembles) supporting young early music ensembles within the framework of the Creative Europe programme. In 2019 the ensemble won the “Cambridge Early Music Prize” at the Early Music Young Artists Competition in York (UK).

 

Mortals play; this earthly ball let unfold, for there of all that is done, the scene must be.

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  • 26
    June
    2020
    00:00
    Iglesia de San Miguel
    Guadix (ES )
    LA VIDA ES SUEÑO
  • 27
    June
    2020
    00:00
    Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Pilar
    Viznar (ES )
    LA VIDA ES SUEÑO
  • 19
    September
    2020
    00:00
    Forum Alte Musik Sankt Gerold
    Feldkirch (A )
    L'Apothéose de Corelli - Wieviel Italien steckt in Frankreich?
  • 20
    September
    2020
    00:00
    Altes Stadthaus
    Winterthur (CH )
    L'Apothéose de Corelli
  • 04
    October
    2020
    00:00
    Cite de la Voix
    Vezelay (FR )
    Concert
  • 20
    October
    2020
    00:00
    Cambridge Early Music Society
    Cambridge (UK )
    LA VIDA ES SUEÑO - LIFE IS A DREAM
  • 21
    October
    2020
    00:00
    Nottingham (UK )
    LA VIDA ES SUEÑO - LIFE IS A DREAM
  • 19
    February
    2021
    00:00
    AMUZ
    Antwerp (BE )
    Concert

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