Antonio Fajardo

Antonio Fajardo

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Born in Sabadell (Catalonia) in 1979, Antonio Fajardo Ruiz (bass) studied at Barcelona&rsquos Bruch Conservatory and then perfectioned his technique with Maty Pinkas. He was granted at the International Singing Contest Manuel Ausensi at the Barcelona Opera House (Gran Teatre del Liceu) in 2005. He is currently taking advanced classes with Carlos Chausson. His operatic repertory includes, notably, Paisiello’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Mozart’s Magic Flute, Verdi’s Rigoletto, Puccini’s Tosca and Rossini’s Barber of Seville, while his concert repertory includes Mozart’s Requiem, Bach’s Magnificat and Schubert’s Mass in G. He has also worked with several Ancient Music Ensambles; Ensemble Pygmalion, L’Harmonia del Parnàs, la Grande Chapelle, Resonet, Graindelavoix, Capriccio Stravagante and B’Rock with whom he’s been able to explore the repertoire from the XV to the XVII century. He has also been member of the Chamber Choirs of Palau de la Música Catalana (1999-2011). His voice has been heard in the most prestigious European festivals: Berliner Musikfest, Brugge Musica Antiqua, Festival de Saint-Denis (Paris), Laus Poliphoniae (Antwerpen), Festival Europa (Roma), Early Music Festival (Utrecht), Festival de Peralada (Catalonia), Festival de Noirlac i d’Ambronnay (França). He’s sung as a soloist in renowned halls like Palau de la Música Catalana and Gran Teatre del Liceu (Barcelona), BOZART in Brussels or Concertgebow at Amsterdam amongst many others. He’s worked under the direction of Franz Bruggen, Marc Minkowski, Christopher Hogwood, Wim Maeseele, Björn Schmelzer or Skip Sempé. Ha cantado como solista en salas prestigiosas como el Palau de la Música Catalana, Gran Teatro del Liceo, la sala BOZART de Brusselas o el Concertgebow de Amsterdam entre muchas otras y trebajado bajo la batuta de Franz Bruggen, Marc Minkowski, Wim Maeseele, Björn Schmelzer o Skip Sempé. He has recorded several discs for the Spanish label Glossa with graindelavoix: La Magdalene (Prix Cecilia 2010), Cecus (Diapason d’Or 2011), Cesena, etc. For the French label Paradizo recorded the baroque intermezzi called La Pellegrina accompanied by Colleghium Vocale Ghent and Capriccio Stravagante Orchestra. He’s gonna be Montano in Verdi’s Otello of the Amics de l’Òpera de Sabadell set in March 2016 after celebrating the Bicentenary of Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia singing it in a command of the Cercle del Gran Teatre del Liceu.
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