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Led by director, founder, and celebrated organetto player Guillermo Pérez, Tasto Solo approaches its performances with refinement and virtuosity, combining historical research, creativity, and a passion for discovering the music of the late medieval and early renaissance periods. The ensemble explores the detail of this exquisite repertoire through its individual musical language, comprised of dramatic rhythm, mise-en-scène, improvisation, and a playful dialogue between performers. Each concert is a unique event that captivates its audience, equally seducing seasoned connoisseurs or those unversed in the repertoire.

Tasto Solo’s acclaimed discography includes two volumes from a triptych project devoted to 15th century keyboard music, “Meyster ob allen Meystern” and “Le chant de leschiquier”, as well  as a new disc devoted to early 16th century works, “Early Modern English Music: 1500-1550” (all released on Passacaille label). These recordings have received multiple international press awards including the Diapason d’Or, ICMA Nomination, Amadeus “CD of the Month”, Ritmo & Audio Classica’s “Excellent”, Pizzicato’s “Supersonic”, Scherzo’s “Exceptional”, France Musique “Coup de Coeur”.

Since its international debut in 2006, Tasto Solo has performed across Europe, from the Portuguese Palácio Nacional in Sintra to Saint Petersburg’s Early Music Foundation; in Vilnius’ Bernardine church, Ljubljana’s castle, near the Norwegian fjords in Bergen to the feet of the magnificent Austrian Alps. The ensemble is regularly invited to play in the prestigious concert halls and early music festivals of Europe, including L’Auditori de Barcelona, Konzerthaus Berlin, Wiener Konzerhaus, Utrecht Oude Muziek Festival, the Fondation Royaumont, Antwerpen Laus Polyphoniae, Festival de Saintes, Concertgebouw Brugge, Tage Alter Musik Regensburg, Festival de Ribeauvillé, Cantar di Pietre, Wratislavia Cantans, Festival de Música Antigua de Sevilla, Printemps des Arts de Nantes, Voix et Route Romane, Montalbâne Festival, among many others.

In June 2018 Tasto Solo received the “Best Spanish Medieval ensemble” and “Best Innovative project” awards by the GEMA - Spanish Association of Early Music Ensembles. In 2019, Tasto Solo will perform concerts throughout Europe with instrumental and vocal programs from trecento Italian music to the masters of early 16th century polyphony.

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