artistic director | bass
Antonio Fajardo combines the work of artistic director of Notte e Giorno with a career as a performer of ancient, classical and contemporary repertoire. Composer of an opera, Jordi and Leviatà (2017), is a cultural manager after graduating in Cultural Policies from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.
His long experience as an international interpreter (collaboration with the Belgian companies Muziektheater Transparant, Bl!ndman Quartett, graindelavoix, etc.) promotes Antonio Fajardo to propose the exercise of music from the interdisciplinarity of musicianship.
His creations and co-creations Club Monteverdi (El Maldà Teatre, 2017), Jordi and Leviatà (Arbúcies, 2017), Schubertíada at Mestre Morral (Cerdanyola del Vallès, 2016) and POEMARIO (Viver de Segarra, 2014) postulate it as an emerging artistic director on the Catalan scene. He currently seeks funding for new interdisciplinary musicattery projects.
It was perfected as a lyrical performer by the hand of Maty Pinkas and Carlos Chausson. His varied repertoire ranges from the polyphonic repertoire of Gothic Ars Nova (Cesena, 2010) to contemporary opera (Paradise of the Mountains, Jordi and Leviatà), as well as the great sacred works of the classical repertoire (Bach, Mozart or Beethoven) and the operatic repertoire of Monteverdi to Verdi.
He has also collaborated with numerous ensembles and orchestras of ancient music such as Ensemble Pygmalion, La Grande Chapelle, Resonet, Graindelavoix and Capriccio Stravagante with which he had the opportunity to explore the repertoire from the 11th to the 18th century. He has been a member of the Chamber Choir of the Palau de la Música Catalana (1999-2011).
He has made the voice of the most important festivals in Europe: Musikfest de Berlí, Music Antiqua of Bruges, Festival Europa (Rome), MA Early Music Festival (Utrecht), Festival of Peralada and Ambronnay (France). He has performed as a soloist in theaters such as the Palau de la Música Catalana, the Gran Teatre del Liceu, the BOZART in Brussels and the Concertgebow in Amsterdam among many others. He has worked under the baton of Franz Bruggen, Marc Minkowski, Wim Maeseele, Björn Schmelzer or Skip Sempé.
In his discography they emphasize recordings such as the Magdalene, Cecus and Cesena with graindelavoix for Glossa Music and the Pellegrina with Colleghium Vocale Ghent and Capriccio Stravagante for the French seal Paradizo.