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Contrapunctus : Polyphony for Solo Violin

Saturday 28th April at 12 noon
St Mary’s Thornham Parva


Polyphony for Solo Violin
a solo recital preformed by

Jorge Jiménez

Biber: Passacaglia
Bassano: Ricercada Sesta
Bach: Sarabanda BWV 1004
Bassano: Ricercada Quinta
Ysaye: Obsession

J.S. Bach:
Chorale: Dein Will’ Gescheh’, Herr Gott
Allemande BWV 1004
Chorale: Befiehl du deine Wege
Courante BWV 1004
Chorale: Christ lag in TodesbandenBWV 277
Gigue BWV 1004
Chorale: O Große Lieb!
Kreisler: Recitativo und Scherzo Caprice

tickets £12

Book a combined ticket for the two spring concerts (April 28th & June 2nd) for £25

The violin has a repertoire of solo pieces stretching back into the 17th century. Composers and performers have sought to defy the limitations of the instrument by the creation of works exploiting the ability of the violin to play two or more notes at once, creating a sound world of multiple voices emanating from a single instrument.

Jorge's passion for the violin and for music of the highest quality has lead him to direct, conduct and lead international ensembles throughout Europe. He is renowned for his thorough and exciting approach, performing music in the style and on the instruments it was intended for, from Medieval to 21st century.
Jorge is founder and director of Xacona, ensemble in residence in Girton College Cambridge. Making their London debut in the Wigmore Hall in London in 2005 and having performed widely in Spain, Holland, Germany and throughout the UK.
In 2008, Jorge founded Tercia Realidad for which he has created and directed programmes presented at festivals and venues such as Oude Muziek Festival in Utrecht (FF), Jardines del Real Alcazar in Sevilla, Colegio de Los Ingleses in Valladolid, Circulo de las Artes de Lugo, Universidad de Huelva, Albert Long Hall in Istanbul, Stary Sacz Festival in Poland, amongst others.
Jorge is also invited to lead groups such as Forma Antiqva (Oviedo-Spain), La Tempestad (Murcia-Spain), The Retrospect Ensemble (London-UK), The Scholars Baroque Ensemble (UK), Accademia dei Desiosi (Italy), L'Harmonia del Parnas, and Solistas de la Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla, among others.
Leading and conducting appointments involve guest concertmaster at the Spanish Orquesta del Principado de Asturias, the Belgian Philarmonic Orkest van de Vlaamse Opera and Capella Cracovensis in Poland as well as appearances as guest director of the new Berlin based opera company Kiez Oper and the Festival Bachowski Swidnica Orchestra in Poland.
Jorge has recorded for labels such as Atlantic Records, Naxos, Hyperion, DLR-Capriccio, Lindoro, La Ma de Guido, Prometeo amongst others.
As a soloist, Jorge has toured widely Europe and South America and has performed recitals in Istanbul, Sevilla, Barcelona, London, Manchester, Berlin, Madrid, Paris, Varazdin, Cochabamba.
His versatility and enthusiasm for interpreting different repertoires led the Dutch foundation JumpstartJr to lend Jorge a Vincenzo Ruggieri from 1680 made in Cremona and a 1797 neapolitan J & A Gagliano.
In the 2018-2019 season Jorge will appear as musical director and soloist at the Sam Wanamaker Theatre in the production of The Globe "Four Seasons" with more than 40 performances interpreting Max Richter's version of the 4 Vivaldi Seasons. Also as Musical Director of “The Secret Theatre” premiering music by Alexander Balanescu.
In March, Jorge will direct the world premiere of his creation "EVENSONG: The British Vespers" at the prestigious Misteria Paschalia festival in Krakow (Poland).
In May, Jorge will appear as one of the guest conductors of the project "Haydn Extreme" of Capella Cracoviensis (Poland) which will take the Polish orchestra to interpret ALL Haydn's symphonies until the composer's anniversary in 2024.