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Jorge López-Escribano

harpsichord and organ

After his training at the conservatories of Madrid (Alberto Martínez), The Hague (Jacques Ogg) and Amsterdam (Menno van Delft), he has worked professionally throughout Europe as a continuist with numerous ensembles and orchestras specializing in historical interpretation.  

In Belgium and Holland he is a member of ensembles such as Vox Luminis (Lionel Meunier), Early Music (Adrian van der Spoel), Opera2day, Rotterdams Barok Ensemble, Haags Vocaal Ensemble, Residentie Bach Orkest and Capella Groningen. There he collaborates on projects directed by Ton Koopman, Bruno Cocset, Jean-Christoph Spinosi, Ryo Terakado, Eric van Nevel, Peter van Heyghen, Christina Pluhar and Charles Toet. In Spain, he works with the Royal Chapel of Madrid, La Folía, Hippocampus, Vigo 430, the Academy of Early Music of Santander and the Baroque Orchestra of the University of Salamanca. In France he regularly collaborates with Orfeo 2000, in Norway with the Stavanger Baroque Ensemble and in Germany with the Württembergisches Kammerorchester.

With these groups he participates in festivals such as the Oude Muziek Festival Utrecht, Reincken Festival (Holland), Ambronay International Festival, Abbaye de Royaumont Festival, Sablé Festival (France); Festival van Vlaanderen, Bach Academie Concertgebouw Brugge (Belgium); Musik im Riesen Festival (Austria), Internationale Händel Festpiele Göttingen (Germany); Mississippi Academy of Ancient Music, Music Before 1800 New York, Boston Early Music Festival, Miller Theater Columbia University Early Music Festival, Washington Library of Congress Series (USA); Festival of Old Music Obra Social La Caixa, Círculo Bach Madrid, Baroque Music Fundación Juan March, International Festival on the Camino de Santiago, Cycle of Religious Polyphony in Cuenca, The Cantatas of JS Bach in the Churches of Madrid (Spain); Gliwicki Festival Bachowski, Wratislavia Cantans Festival (Poland); Festival Internazionale di Musica Rinascimentale, Ghislieri Musica Festival (Italy); Puebla International Festival (Mexico); Sesc Chamber Music Festival (Brazil), Early Music Festival (Panama), Mozarteum Argentino (Argentina) and Baroque Music Festival Daejon (South Korea).

He is the founder of the Sopra il Basso and L'Aura Rilucente ensembles, which were selected as artists-in-residence at the Ambronay Cultural Center (France) and at the Riga Early Music Center (Latvia). Sopra il Basso is a continuous bass ensemble, dedicated especially to the accompaniment of the sacred repertoire of the 16th and 17th centuries in Italy and Germany.  

His recordings include the Ricercar label with the music for the funeral of Queen Mary II by Henry Purcel and Thomas Morley, with the Vox Luminis Ensemble awarded with the 5 tuning forks, Supersonic, Pizzicato, Gramophon choice, and Prelude Classical.

Jorge has taught harpsichord, basso continuo, chamber music and accompanying harpsichordist at the Professional Music Conservatories of Valladolid, Murcia, Santander and the Principality of Asturias Superior Conservatory. He also works as an accompanying harpsichordist in the Early Music courses at the University of Salamanca (Spain), the Baroque Opera 'Workshop' at the University of Alcalá de Henares (Spain), 'Ateliers de Musique Ancienne Les Heures Musicales de la Vallée de la Bresle' (France) and baroque orchestra workshops in Colonia Sant Père (Spain).

Opera Omnia
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