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Jairo Serrano
Tenor, baroque guitar, percussion
Julián Navarro
j
Baroque guitar, vihuela de mano, theorbo
Carlos Serrano
c
Recorders, shawm, dulcian, pipe and tabor
 

Jairo Serrano - Tenor, percussion, baroque guitar

Concluded his Masters degree in voice at the Early Music Institute of Indiana University, Bloomington, USA, having studied with Alan Bennett. He had previously obtained his Bachelor degree in composition at Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. His performances have been warmly reviewed by specialized critics in publications such as Goldberg, Allmusic.com, Audiophile Audition, and American Record Guide, highlighting his stylistic knowledge, excellent diction, and versatility as percussionist. Besides his activities in the early music field, he works in audio editing and mixing for various classical music projects and is active as a popular music composer, particularly with his band filigranas, based in the USA and with which he has released three albums. He has taught master classes in vocal technique and early music performance in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil and Mexico.

contact: jairoserrano@yahoo.com


 

Julián Navarro - Baroque guitar, jarana

Graduated as guitarist at Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, and continued his education in Spain, at the Luthier School of Musical Arts and the Escuela Superior de Música of Catalonia. Concluded his PhD at Universidad de Barcelona. His research dissertation on the baroque guitar earned the title Cum Laude. In addition to Música Ficta, he plays for the ensembles Alfabeto, Esfera Armoniosa and Alba Sonora, with which he has also recorded and performed internationally. In 2012 he recorded the solo CD Música para guitarra de mi señora doña Carmen Cayzedo with 19th century music from Bogotá. He has been professor at Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, and Universidad del Atlántico. He is currently director of the Music Department of Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia.

contact: yulian27@yahoo.com
www.juliannavarro.com

 

Carlos Serrano - Recorders, pipe and tabor

Began his early music studies in Colombia, complemented with recorder and performance courses at Mannes College of Music in New York, Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio, and in Urbino, Italy, with Pedro Memelsdorff and Robert Ehrlich. Received an assistantship from the Early Music Institute of Indiana University, and concluded a Performer Diploma in recorder, early woodwinds and early music performance, under the guidance of professors Eva Legene and Michael McCraw. He founded Música Ficta in Colombia, ensemble in which he has focused his research and creativeness, becoming specialized in Latin-American and Spanish renaissance and baroque repertoire. He has directed early music radio broadcasts for cultural radio stations in Bogotá, and taught at Javeriana, Pedagógica and Andes universities in the same city.

contact: carlos73co@yahoo.com

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