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BIOGRAPHY

With three "Diapason d'or" under his belt and the esteem in which he is held by his colleagues and the public, Diego Ares has established himself as one of the most influential harpsichordists of his generation.


He studied piano with Aleksandras Jurgelionis and Aldona Dvarionaitė, and harpsichord with Pilar Cancio, Richard Egarr, Genoveva Gálvez and Carmen Schibli.


He has given solo recitals at the Roque d'Anthéron Piano Festival, the Abbaye de Royaumont, the Quincena Musical Donostiarra, the Iturbi Festival, the Santander International Festival, the Granada Music and Dance Festival, the Utrecht Early Music Festival, the Bach Festival in Tokyo, the Davos Festival, Musiq'3 (Brussels), the Oslo Chamber Music Festival, etc., he has also been accompanied by the Geneva Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre symphonique de Bretagne, the Chamber Orchestra of Granada, the Bach Society Orchestra of the Netherlands, Forma Antiqua, etc.


His career as a soloist is combined with that of a chamber musician, in collaboration with artists such as Richard Egarr, Pierre Hantaï, Hille Perl, Rachel Podger, Ignacio Prego, Shunske Sato and Maurice Steger.
 

He has recorded for Columna Música (two harpsichord concertos by J. S. Bach), Pan Classics (works by P. A. Soler and D. Scarlatti), Harmonia Mundi (unpublished sonatas by P. Antonio Soler and the Goldberg Variations by J. S. Bach), Ibs-Classical (the complete harpsichord works by S. de Albero - to be published) and Mirare (sonatas by J. S. Bach for harpsichord and viola da gamba with Margaux Blanchard). He has also collaborated in the project "All of Bach", and in the City Light Symphony Orchestra's recording dedicated to John Williams by playing the harpsichord part from The Adventures of Tintin (for the Prospero label).
 

His records have been received with enthusiasm by the press (three times "Exceptional" by Scherzo, three times "Diapason d'or", "Maestro" by Pianiste, "Preis der Deutsche Schallplattenkiritk", "Choc" by Classica magazine...).
 

He has taught at the Conservatory of Music in Trossingen (Germany), the Summer Academy of Gstaad (Switzerland), the Conservatory of Geneva and the Summer Academy of Grajal de Campos (Spain).

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