For more than forty years, Jordi Savall, one of the most versatile musical personalities of his generation, has rescued musical gems from the obscurity of neglect and oblivion and given them back for all to enjoy. A tireless researcher into early music, he interprets and performs the repertory both as a violist and a conductor. His activities as a concert performer, teacher, researcher and creator of new musical and cultural projects have made him a leading figure in the reappraisal of historical music.
After finishing his cello studies at the Barcelona Conservatoire in 1964, in 1965 he embarked on teaching himself the viola da gamba and performing early music with the group Ars Musicae. In 1968 he moved to Switzerland to further his music studies at the Schola Cantorum Basilensis, where he taught and gave master classes until 1993. He is currently visiting professor at the Juilliard School in New York. He has recorded and released over 200 albums covering the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Classical music repertories, with a special focus on the Hispanic and Mediterranean musical heritage, winning many awards and distinctions, including the Midem Classical Award, the International Classical Music Award and the Grammy.