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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, Aarón Zapico, 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, Alexis Kossenko, Pedro Estevan, Marc Hantaï, Xavier Díaz-Latorre, Emilio Moreno or Emmanuel Balssa, among others. 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.


As a harpsichordist, he has collaborated with groups such as Numen Ensemble, Granada Philharmonia Orchestra, Granada Baroque Orchestra, Barcelona Baroque Orchestra and Serendipia Ensemble; moreover, since 2020 he has been the harpsichordist of Continuum XXI, a Spanish-German group specialized in the performance of contemporary music on Baroque instruments. As a conductor, he has lead 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 Orchestra Frau Musika, Coro del Friuli Venezia Giulia or Tomás Luis de Victoria Choir. In 2013, he founded the early music group Íliber Ensemble, becoming its Artistic Director and Principal Conductor from then on. Since 2017, he has been the Artistic Director in the staged productions by the Granada Baroque Orchestra. In 2020, he has been selected to participate as a harpsichordist at the Akademie Versailles, organized by the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles and Collegium Marianum of Prague, under the baton of maestro Alexis Kossenko. In 2021, he participated as haprsichordist and conductor at the Baroque Academy of Granada Festival, working hand in hand with Carlos Mena. From 2022 on, he has been the Assistant Conductor at Orchestra Frau Musika (Vicenza, Italy), conducted by maestro Andrea Marcon. As a result of these activities, he has performed concerts in countries like Spain, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic and China, he has made recordings for RTVE (Spanish National Television) and the IBS Classical label.

As a researcher, he has published articles on different aspects of Renaissance 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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