Leonardo García Alarcón

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Leonardo García Alarcón (born 1976 in La Plata[1]) is an Argentinian conductor specializing in baroque music.[2][3][4][5]

He studied harpsichord and organ and was assistant to Gabriel Garrido for several years, before founding the ensemble Cappella Mediterranea, with whom he has performed at many festivals, particularly the Festival d'Ambronay. Following a performance of Il diluvio universale by Michelangelo Falvetti (1642–1692), he received the médaille de citoyen d'honneur d'Ambronay. He teaches at the Geneva Conservatoire and carries out research into 17th century basso continuo playing.

He shares direction of the Ensemble Clematis with violinist Stéphanie de Failly.[6] Since 2010 he is artistic director of the Chœur de chambre de Namur, and La Nouvelle Ménestrandie.

Discography[edit]

  • Matheo Romero - Romerico Florido Ensemble Clematis & Cappella Mediterranea, Leonardo García-Alarcón Ricercar - RIC308 2010
  • Purcell - Dido and Aeneas La Nouvelle Ménestrandie & Cappella Mediterranea, Leonardo García Alarcón Ambronay - AMY022
  • Barbara Strozzi - Virtuosissima Compositrice Madrigals 1644 Cappella Mediterranea, Leonarda García Alarcón - madrigals by Barbara Strozzi, Isabella Leonarda and Antonia Bembo. Ambronay - AMY020
  • Frescobaldi - Il Regno d’Amore Ensemble Clematis, Leonardo García-Alarcón Ricercar - RIC300
  • Handel - Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63 recorded in the abbatial church of Ambronay, at the Ambronay Festival. Choeur de Chambre de Namur & Ensemble Les Agrémens, Leonardo García Alarcón Ambronay - AMY024
  • Farina - Capriccio Stravagante & Sonate. Stéphanie de Failly (violin) Ensemble Clematis, Leonardo García-Alarcón Ricercar - RIC285
  • Peter Philips, Motets & Madrigals. Cappella Mediterranea, Leonardo Garcia Alarcon Ambronay - AMY015
  • Antonio de Salazar, Felipe Madre de Deus - Maestros Andaluces en Nueva Espana Cappella Mediterranea, Leonardo Garcia Alarcon. Almaviva 2004
  • Carolus Hacquart - Cantiones & Sonate Ensemble Clematis, Céline Scheen, soprano, Stephan Van Dyck, tenor, Dirk Snellings, bass. Leonardo Garcia Alarcon and Stéphanie de Failly, direction
  • J. S. Bach, secular cantatas BWV 201 and BWV 205
  • Giovanni Giorgi (d. 1762) Ave Maria
  • Giuseppe Zamponi Ulisse nell' Isola de Circé (Brussels 1650). (forthcoming 2012 Ricerar)

References[edit]

  1. ^ homepage
  2. ^ Gramophone Vol. 86 2009 p1042-1044
  3. ^ Opera Vol 60 2009 p7-12
  4. ^ III Festival Internacional de Música Renacentista y Barroca Asociación Pro Arte y Cultura (Bolivia) 2000 p87
  5. ^ Goldberg early music magazine 2007 p47-49
  6. ^ Ensemble Clematis