The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations

Jordi Savall

Ambassador of virtuosity in the arts and intercultural dialogue. Music possesses a unique power: to spark dialogue and bring cultures together. It is to this end that the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations lend their loyal support to Jordi Savall and his musical training programs.

Jordi Savall: a virtuoso in all musical traditions

A Catalan artist and citizen of the world, Jordi Savall is an unparalleled maestro. His repertory extends from medieval song books to Mozart’s operas, from the Italian Renaissance to Monteverdi’s Orféo, from ballet music to popular melodies.

Jordi Savall collects and revives forgotten masterpieces. An unmatched virtuoso with the viola da gamba, he recently cemented his fame with his interpretation of Marin Marais’s music featured in the film Tous les matins du monde, directed by Alain Corneau.

Learned soloists, teachers and creators, Jordi Savall and his wife, the soprano Montserrat Figueras, seek to revitalize a little-known musical universe flowing with learning and emotion.

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The Foundations and Jordi Savall: a harmonious team

Through its diversity, music plays an essential role in promoting intercultural dialogue and the development of knowledge and sharing. The Foundations have this vision in common with Jordi Savall and Montserrat Figueras. Their rigorous research and contrasting interpretations are a continuous invitation to discovery and dialogue. A close collaboration has developed with the Foundations around the composition of the book and compact disc package, Jerusalem. This composition, inspired by the city’s tumultuous history, is an ambitious invitation to dialogue. This unique project pays homage to diversity and unity and contributes to our understanding and recognition of others.

Along with Jordi Savall and his wife, the Foundations have also committed to promoting respect between cultures by supporting the Fontfroide Festival, which takes place each summer in southern France. The Fontfroide Abbey is a special site for the delights of the senses, universal reflection and dialogue. Musicians from around the world come to the Abbey to play a multiethnic repertory and participate in round table discussions on the theme of intercultural exchange.

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As patrons of the arts, we lend a hand to exceptional men and women as they make their way down the path of knowledge, excellence and sharing. One such path has come to an end too soon. We wish to pay tribute to the life and memory of Montserrat Figueras, a lyrical singer and exceptional musician whose artistry was surpassed only by her humanity.