Anna Urpina · Baroque&Modern

JM Guix: Esbós sobre una glossa antiga


This album allows us to appreciate the versatility of the young performer Anna Urpina, whose goal has been to approach each score from a historically informed perspective. The compositions of c. XVII and XVIII (Castello, Biber, Corelli and Telemann) are recorded with Baroque violin (with gut strings) and bow next to the harpsichord. In addition, the tuning is half a tone lower (415 Hz) than is usually used in the current repertoire (442 Hz).



Baroque & Modern

This album allows us to appreciate the versatility of the young performer Anna Urpina, whose goal has been to approach each score from a historically informed perspective. The compositions of c. XVII and XVIII (Castello, Biber, Corelli and Telemann) are recorded with Baroque violin (with gut strings) and bow next to the harpsichord. In addition, the tuning is half a tone lower (415 Hz) than is usually used in the current repertoire (442 Hz). Period techniques have also been put into practice, as well as Baroque flexibility in ornamentation and improvisation. Summoning a single key instrument to give life to the basso continuo allows us to compare in a more direct way the works belonging to the two historical periods, since the scores of c. XX and XXI (Webern, Pärt, José Luis Turina and Guix) are performed with modern violin and piano. In fact, following this idea of highlighting to the maximum the contrasts and constants that relate the eight compositions, the pieces have been ordered by combining one of each period instead of following a chronological order, thus generating quite a stimulating hybrid narration. An original proposal which highlights the sophisticated sound and artistic potential of the “four-chord lyre”, as Biber used to call the violin.

Anna Urpina

A rising star in the European Early Music scene, violinist Anna Urpina is rapidly garnering praise from international media for her personal and insightful performances of repertoire ranging from the 17th to the 21st century.

A performer of both historical and modern instruments, Urpina is soloist of  the Ambronay European Baroque Academy tour, has also appeared in several International Festivals in England, Norway, Poland and Spain, like Aspen Music Festival, Verbier Festival, FeMap, FeMAS, Noches en los Jardines del Real Alcázar Sevilla, Brigthon Early Music Festival, Utrecht Early Music Festival, Torroella de Montgrí Festival, Salzburger Festspiele, performing as soloist and in important ensembles such as orchestra The Age of Enlightenment, EUBO,Ensemble Artaserse of Phillipe Jaroussky, Freiburger Barockorcheter, Member of Les Musiciens du Prince under Cecila Bartoli, Artist of discographic label IBS Classical, and Artist in Residence of Clàssica Jove 21-22.

​Born in Vic (Barcelona), she pursues her studies in Madrid, University of Madison-Wisconsin (US) under prestigious Vartan Manoogian, Royal Conservatory of Brussels under Shirly Laub and Hochschule für Musik of Leipzig under Mariana Sirbu. She has received lessons from Paul Kantor, Eva Graubin, Mimi Zweig, Pinchas Zukerman, Gerard Claret, Natalie Boyarsky, Alexander Kerr, Masao Kawasaki, Serguei Fatkoulin, Latica Honda-Rosenberg, Stephan Picard. A direct disciple of Maestro Enrico Onofri in Italy, completes her Early Music studies in France, ESMUC, and Amsterdam Conservatory under supervision Vera Beths, Anne Bylsma, Emilio Moreno,François Fernandez  and Manfredo Kramer.

​She has been concertino and soloist of JONC, JONDE and member of Gustav Mahler Jungendorchester, EUYO and orchestra Schleswig -Holstein, performing at Musikverein Viena, Konzerthaus Berlin, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Berliner Philarmonie, Elbphilarmonie Hamburg, Philarmonie Paris, Royal Albert Hall, Staatoper Viena, Tonhalle Zurich, KKL Lucern . She has been awarded first prizes in Xàtiva National Competition, Marcos Pedro Jimeno Competition and New Tenuto Competition in Belgium. She has also obtained awards in Arjau Competition and Salou National Competition, special prize for the best Bach performance in the International competition Violines por la Paz and Primer Palau de la Música Barcelona International Competition. She wins the competition of “Real Conservatorio de Madrid” to perform as soloist in Auditorio Nacional Madrid and Laureats Competition in Royal Conservatory of Brussels.

Despite her youth, she debuted at the age of 15 as soloist with Chamber Orchestra of Vic under Jordi Mora. Since then, she has performed as soloist  with Philomusic Orchestra, Camerata de Madrid, Orquestra de Cambra de Vic, Brussels Philarmonic, XXI Century Orchestra, Orquesta del Real Conservatorio de Madrid, Orchestra of Royal Conservatory Brussels, Orchestra of Festival of Concabella and Orquesta Sinfònica de Burgos, performing in prestigious Halls as Fundación Juan March Madrid, Palau Reina Sofia Valencia, Palau de la Música Catalana, Grand Salle Brussels, Brahms Saal Viena and Albert Hall London.

She has participated in international festivals  such as Aspen Music Festival, Madeline Island Music Camp, Kronberg Academy, Verbier Festival, Gustav Mahler Academy, Kronberg Academy, FeMAS (Early Music festival Sevilla), FEMAP (Early Music Festival Pyrinees), Brigthon Early Music Festival London, Utrecht Early Music Festival, Salzburger Festspiele, Festival Torroella de Montgrí. In 2022 she plays for Prince Alberto II Monaco in the festivity of National Monegasc day. She plays a violin by David Bagué 2007 and Eduard Sitjes 2019.

Eva del Campo

Nace en Barcelona. Después de haber finalizado su formación pianística inicia sus estudios de clavicémbalo con Jordi Reguant y Marju Vatsel en diferentes Conservatorios del territorio catalán.

Más tarde, se gradúa en el  Departament de Musique Ancienne del CNR de Toulouse (França) con Yasuko Bouvard y François Saint-Yves (bajo continuo). Se gradúa también en Grado Superior de Clave con Béatrice Martin en Esmuc (Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya). Complementa su formación realizando numerosos cursos y masterclass en Itália, Francia y España con Enrico Baiano, Kenneth Weiss, Maggie Cole, Anne Catherine Vinay y Rinaldo Alessandrini.

Ha realizado numerosos recitales en España y Francia junto al violoncelista barroco Guillermo Turina con quién gana el VIII Concurso Internacional de Música Antigua de Gijón y junto a la violagambista francesa Anne Gaurier con quien ha fundado el ensemble “Les Sons Harmoniques”.

Con la Orquesta Barroca «Academia 1750 «, efectúa numerosos conciertos  y giras por toda España e Italia bajo la dirección de personalidades como Enrico Onofri, Ottavio Dantone, Alfredo Bernadini, Guiuliano Carmignola, Mareck Stryncl, ,Paul Woodwin, Massimo Spadano.

Es requerida regularmente , como continuista, en orquestas como OCT (Orchestre de Chambre de Toulouse), OBC (Orquesta Barroca Catalana),OSV (Orquesta Sinfónica del Vallés), OBC (Orquesta Sinfónica de Barcelona)

Ha grabado como solista para Columna Música, con la Orquesta Girona XXI dirigida por Manel Valdivieso. Cantatas de Haendel con el Ensemble Recondita Armonia, para el prestigioso sello Klarthes-Harmonia Mundi “Las 4 estaciones” de A. Vivaldi con Gilles Colliard como violín solista y dirección. Junto a la Orchestre de Chambre de Toulouse graba los Conciertos op.10 para flauta con Vincent Lucas como flauta solista y un CD consagrado a Teleman con Anne Gaurier como viola de gamba solista, entre otros…

Ha sido recientemente nombrada profesora de bajo continuo en CNR de Toulouse y es profesora de Clave en los Conservatorios Profesionales de Música de Badalona y Granollers (Barcelona).

Alberto Rosado

Alberto Rosado belongs to a generation of performers trained in a classical repertoire and committed in a special way to contemporary music. His musical vocation is divided between performance and teaching, between chamber and solo recital, or between orchestra and electronics. He has worked with Boulez, Lachenmann, Halffter, De Pablo, Hosokawa and more than a hundred composers, who have enriched his vision of music and performance, as well as conductors Eötvös, Mälkki, Pons, Nott, Mena, Panisello, Encinar, Tamayo or Temes and orchestras such as the ONE, ORCAM, ORTVE, OSCYL, OBC, Bamberg, OFUNAM, Filarmónicas Ciudad de México, Las Palmas, Sevilla and Córdoba (Argentina). He has also been a member of the Plural Ensemble since 1997. His more than twenty recordings include the López López López Piano Concerto with Kairos, the Ligeti Concerto with Neos and the complete works for piano by Halffter and López López López with Verso. The most recent are e-piano_video&electronics, with IBS-Classical, Homenaje a Martha Graham by Humet with Neu, Fin du Temps, for IBS-Classical, together with Estellés, Apellániz and Iturriagagotia and Fanny&Felix MENDELSSOHN Chamber music, together with Alejandro Bustamante and Lorenzo Meseguer on the Play Classics label.
He teaches chamber music and contemporary piano and teaches the master’s degree in piano and chamber music at the Conservatorio Superior de Castilla y León, where he directs the Contemporary Music Workshop.