Among the most successful and influential musicians of the entire historical performance movement, viol player and ensemble director Jordi Savall has played a major role in popularizing early stringed instruments. Deep in their presentation of cultural context, Savall's recordings, often presented in lavishly illustrated and annotated editions, have covered ground beyond Europe and investigated the relationships between European traditions and those of the Middle East and Africa during the medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque eras.
Savall was born on August 1, 1941, in Igualada, in Spain's Catalonia region. His albums often include Catalan translations of their elaborate booklet notes. Savall began performing in a school choir and attended the Barcelona Conservatory of Music, graduating in 1965. After that, he developed an interest in the ... Read Full Biography