Asociación Íliber Música Antigua
Calle Niños luchando, 6, 3º A
Telephone: (+34) 664 366 839
Artistic Director & harpsichord: Darío Tamayo
Íliber Ensemble is a chamber music group devoted to the research and performance of Baroque music with historically informed criteria and using period instruments. It was founded in Granada in May 2013 and integrated by young musicians from different parts of Spain.
Its purpose is to recover and disseminate the Spanish Baroque musical heritage (and specially that from Andalusia) and also disseminate works of rare European composers and the performance of works of the great maestros of the 17th and 18th centuries.
Its members belong to or have collaborated with important groups, like the Joven Orquesta Nacional de España, Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias, Joven Orquesta y Coro de la Comunidad de Madrid, Orquesta Joven de Andalucía, The World Orchestra, Bruckner Akademie Orchester or Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, among others, as well as with prestigious early music ensembles, like Ensemble La Danserye, Claroscvro Teatro, Orquesta Barroca de Granada, Joven Orquesta Barroca de Andalucía or Finnish Baroque Orchestra. Besides, they have received classes and advice from great specialists in the field, like Jordi Savall, Fahmi Alqhai, Pedro Estevan, Eduardo López Banzo, Jean Tubéry, Luca Chiantore, Pablo Gómez Ábalos, Michael Thomas, Mercedes Ruiz, Glen Vélez, Katalin Illés, Edoardo Torbianelli, Andrés Cea, Barry Sargent, Alexis Aguado or Guy Ben-Ziony.
Since the beginning, they have performed concerts in series of the level of the Meet In Beijing Arts Festival, Festival Internacional de Música y Danza de Granada or MusaE, a project organized by the Spanish Ministry of Culture, as well as in early music festivals in Granada, Córdoba, Vélez Blanco and Lorquí. The latter have brought them to prestigious halls like the Auditorio Manuel de Falla de Granada or the Daning Theatre of Shanghai, and to emblematic spaces like the Ateneo de Madrid, the Granada Cathedral or the Constitutional Court of Spain, receiving a great welcome from the specialised critics. Likewise, they have been awarded with the Premio HEBE 2016 in the category of Music and have been runners-up as Best Young Ensemble in the GEMA Awards 2018, granted by the Asociación de Grupos Españoles de Música Antigua (Spanish Association of Early Music Ensembles).
Throughout its track record, it has completed co-productions with ensembles like the Orquesta Barroca de Granada, the Coro Tomás Luis de Victoria or Todos los Tonos y Ayres, as well as renowned voice soloists like Raquel Andueza, Marta Infante, Eva Juárez, Olalla Alemán, Soledad Cardoso or Aurora Peña, among others. Besides, it has completed several artistic and research projects together with entities like the Instituto Cervantes, the Confucius Institute or the Centro de Documentación Musical de Andalucía.
In 2017, it carried out its first staged production with the performance of the opera La guerra de los gigantes by Sebastián Durón, coproduced with the Orquesta Barroca de Granada and in collaboration with the Asociación Ars Hispana, a work which has recently gathered in its first album, which will be launched in the coming months in the IBS Classical label. Moreover, this season it has made its international debut with a tour throughout China together with the group Todos los Tonos y Ayres in May-June 2018.