Darío Tamayo | harpsichord & conductor

Darío Tamayo

harpsichord & conductor

Born in Granada in 1993, he began his musical training at the age of eight. He studied Piano at the Granada Royal Conservatory, furthering then his training at the Musikeon-Piano Specialization Centre of Valencia with Luca Chiantore and Pablo Gómez Ábalos. Currently, he is studying Harpsichord with maestro Luca Guglielmi at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC), in Barcelona.

 

In the field of early music, he has received lessons from harpsichordists like Darío Moreno, Eduard Martínez Borruel and Eduardo López Banzo, as well as from organists like Juan María Pedrero, Andrés Cea and Óscar Candendo. He has extended his training in the sphere of historically informed performance with important musicians, such as Manfredo Kraemer, Mara Galassi, Lorenzo Coppola, Pedro Memelsdorff, Edoardo Torbianelli, Jean Tubéry, Pedro Estevan, Emilio Moreno and Emmanuel Balssa, among others.

 

As a harpsichordist, he usually collaborates with vocal groups —like Numen Ensemble—, as well as with orchestras —such as the Granada Philharmonia Orchestra or the Granada Baroque Orchestra—. In 2013, he founded the early music group Íliber Ensemble, becoming its Artistic Director and Principal Conductor from then on. As a result of these activities, he has performed concerts in countries like Spain, United Kingdom, Germany and China. In 2019, he recorded his first album, with the Spanish Baroque opera La guerra de los gigantes by Sebastián Durón (1660-1716) in a co-production between Granada Baroque Orchestra and Íliber Ensemble for the IBS Classical label and with financing from the Community of Madrid.

 

Interested in Orchestra Conducting from a very young age, he began studying this discipline at the age of sixteen, pursuing then his training with courses in London and Berlin. Since then, he has received classes and advice from conductors such as Enrique García Asensio, Colin Metters, Bruno Aprea, Gabriel Delgado, Michael Thomas, Achim Holub, and Manuel Hernández-Silva, among others. He made his debut as a conductor with the Granada Youth Symphony Orchestra at the age of twenty and, from then on, he has been invited to conduct several orchestral ensembles, such as the Granada Philharmonia Orchestra, León Youth Orchestra, London Classical Soloists or Berlin Sinfonietta; besides, he has conducted some groups specialized in early music, like the Tomás Luis de Victoria Choir. In 2015, he was appointed Assistant Conductor for a staging of the opera Der Schauspieldirektor by W. A. Mozart, in a production by the Andalusian Centre of Performing Studies. Since 2017, he has been the Artistic Director in the staged productions by the Granada Baroque Orchestra, with works such as Sebastián Durón’s La guerra de los gigantes and Antonio Literes’s Acis y Galatea.

 

As a researcher, he has published articles on different aspects of Renaisance and Baroque keyboard music interpretation in prestigious journals, such as Boletín DM (edited by the Spanish Association of Musical Documentation, the Spanish branch of IAML-International Association of Music Libraries). Besides, he has made the first translation into Spanish in the history of the first edition of the treatise L’art de toucher le clavecin by François Couperin, published in Valencia in 2016, coinciding with the tercentenary of the original publication.

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