Guillermo Pérez © Dominik Schneider (4)

Guillermo Pérez (Barcelona, 1980) is a conductor, researcher and a renowned player of the organetto, the iconic keyboard from the 14th and 15th centuries’ European music culture. During the last 15 years he has developed his own technique, becoming one of the rare specialists of the instrument with very personal style, both virtuoso and poetic. With his ensemble, Tasto Solo, he creates innovative programs, with astonishing sonorities, which the group performs regularly in top European festivals and concert venues. He also works with prestigious international groups including Mala Punica, J. Savall & Hespèrion XXI, Micrologus, The Unicorn Ensemble, Diabolus in Musica and ClubMediéval. He has recorded over 20 CDs for Aeon, Alia-Vox, Musica Ficta, Naïve, Passacaille, Pneuma, Raum-Klang, Ricercar and Zig-Zag Territoires labels. 

Guillermo Pérez is also very committed to teaching medieval music and organetto. Between 2010 and 2013 he organized the “International Cursus of Medieval Music” at the Centre Itinérant de Recherche sur les Musiques Anciennes (CIRMA) directed by Marcel Pérès in Moissac. From 2011 to 2015 he was a guest teacher at the Centro Studi Europeo di Musica Medievale “Adolfo Broegg” in Spello, Italy. Between 2013 and 2016 he taught medieval music at Toulouse Le Mirail University. He also lectures and offers workshops at main institutions including Vienna, Moscow and Orsay Conservatoires, the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, the Academia de Órgano Julián de la Orden, The Grieg Academy University of Bergen and the Essen Folkwang Universität der Künste.

Guillermo Pérez has recently joined the Early Music Department of Girona’s Conservatory (Spain) to develop a new project on Ars Nova music. As a soloist with his organetto and leading Tasto Solo, he presents new programs. With the Italian organ maker Walter Chinaglia, he researches and reconstructs medieval and early Renaissance organetti and organ models.

© Guillermo Pérez | | Last update 10.02.2017