Fernando Miguel Jalôto

Harpsichordist and Organist Fernando Miguel Jalôto graduated at the Royal Conservatory, The Hague - Early Music and Historical Performance Practice Department - as Bachelor of Music in 2002 and as Master of Music at 2005. His main Harpsichord teacher was Jacques Ogg and he attended Master-Classes with Gustav Leonhardt, Ketil Haugsand, Laurence Cummings and Ilton Wjuniski. He also studied Baroque Organ, Clavichord and Early Music Theory, Interpretation and Performance Practice. He’s Master of Music at the Art and Communication Department from the University of Aveiro (Portugal). As a student, Miguel participated in Baroque Orchestra projects with Jaap ter Linden, Elizabeth Wallfish, Ton Koopman, Christina Pluhar, Ryo Terakado and Roy Goodman. He was a member of the Académie Baroque Européenne de Ambronay and participated in MUSICA Masterclasses (Belgium). Since 2005 he’s the regular harpsichord player at the Lisbon-based Baroque Orchestra Divino Sospiro, under the direction of Enrico Onofri, with which he often performs at some very important venues in Portugal and abroad. As basso continuo player, he performed in the "Folle Journée" in Tokyo and in Lisbon. Already twice soloist with Casa da Música Baroque Orchestra (Oporto), he plays regularly with this orchestra. He recorded a CD with works by Antonio Soler, with Lyra Baroque Orchestra, for the Spanish label Glossa; he also recorded for Armide (France). He collaborates with modern chamber orchestras like Camerata Academica Salzburg and Sinfónica de Galicia. Founder and Artistic Director of the Early Music group Ludovice Ensemble, he gives regularly solo and chamber music recitals, covering a large range of repertoire. He’s currently Harpsichord and Basso Continuo guest teacher in Évora's University and Harpsichord accompanist at Oporto's Music Conservatory. (adapted from text by Miguel Jalôto)


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