Miguel Jalôto

Miguel Jalôto
Historical Keyboard Instruments (Harpsichord, Organ, Clavichord, Fortepiano)
Maestro al Cembalo

Miguel studied harpsichord at the Early Music and Historical Performance Practice Department of the Royal Conservatory, The Hague, where he completed his bachelor and master degrees with Jacques Ogg. He attended master classes with Gustav Leonhardt, Olivier Baumont, and Ilton Wjuniski, and also studied the clavichord and baroque organ, with a grant from Centro Nacional de Cultura. He has a master’s degree in Music at Aveiro University and currently prepares his PhD dissertation in Historical Musicology at the Universidade Nova in Lisbon, with a grant from FCT.

He is the co-founder and director of Ludovice Ensemble, a Portuguese group devoted to the performance of 17th and 18th century chamber music, and a member of REMA ¬¬— Early Music European Network. They recorded French Baroque Cantatas for Ramée/Outhere; C. H. and J. G. Graun sonatas for flute and obligato harpsichord for Veterum Musica; and soon they will also release a collection of 18th century Iberian Cantatas. He frequently performs at important venues in all Europe, Israel, China and Japan and often collaborates with such prestigious groups as La Galanía, Oltremontano, Vox Luminis and Capilla Flamenca, among others. Miguel recorded for Harmonia Mundi, together with Andreas Staier, and also to Glossa Music, Anima e Corpo and Parati. His double album with the complete harpsichord suites by Dieupart for Brilliant Classics was particularly well received by the specialized critic, as well as his interpretation of Carlos Seixas Harpsichord Concert in g under the direction of Enrico Onofri, for Dynamic. He was principal continuo player with the Orquestra Barroca Casa da Música (Oporto) under the direction of Laurence Cummings from 2013 and 2020, and for many years was principal guest continuo player with the Gulbenkian Symphony Orchestra and Choir in Lisbon, under Paul McCreesh and Michel Corboz. In Portugal he’s member of Enesemble Bonne Corde and Real Câmara Baroque Orchestra, e frequently performs in the main national symphonic orchestras.

As musical director, he conducted some of the greatest Baroque masterpieces, as well as less know works of the period: Monteverdi 1610’s Marian Vespers; Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme by Moliére/Lully; Phaëton by Quinault/Lully; Idylle sur la Paix by Racine/Lully; Le Triomphe de la Paix by Th.-L. Bourgeois; Les Arts Florissants by Charpentier; Messe de Minuit and various motets by Charpentier; Timon of Athens by Purcell; Cain overo il primo omicidio by A. Scarlatti; J. S. Bach’s sacred cantatas and masses; grands motets by Rameau; concerti grossi by Corelli, Pasquini, Scarlatti and others; anthems by Locke and Purcell; ballet music by Handel, Rameau, and Debussy; Sephardic Baroque music and, of course, a great amount of Portuguese baroque music.

As a continuo player Miguel often collaborates with prestigious conductors and soloists such as Ton Koopman, Roy Goodman, Christina Pluhar, Christophe Rousset, Fabio Biondi, Antonio Florio, Harry Christophers, Andrew Parrott, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Chiara Banchini, Alfredo Bernardini, Christophe Coin, Dirk Snellings, Wim Becu and Paul Hillier. His solo organ repertoire is mainly focused on the Iberian and Italian schools of the 16th, 17th and 18th century, and as harpsichord soloist he often performs French, German, and English music from the same period, with principal emphasis on Froberger, L. and F. Couperin, and J. S. Bach. Recent recitals include the complete keyboard works by Giovanni Salvatore at the prestigious Oude Muziek Festival in Utrecht (Netherlands, 2019) and a series of D. Scarlatti recitals in Portugal and Spain, somo by invitation of the Spanish National Patrimony Foundation (2019, 2020 and 2021).

Website: www.ludoviceensemble.com
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Academia Ludovice Ensemble (Summer Academy for Baroque Music, Dance and Theatre): http://academia-ludovice-ensemble.webnode.pt/

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