EL GRAN TEATRO DEL MUNDO
Named after the baroque mystery play of the same name from 1655 by the spanish poet Pedro Calderón de la Barca, the idea of single protagonists as representatives of the existential human conditions in the theatrum mundi also represents the aesthetical concept of the ensemble: united under a common artistic ideal, the individuality and temperament of each member highlight the manifold affects of the music, creating a vibrant and dramatic performance where the rhetoric of each piece is emphasised. El Gran Teatro del Mundo has performed all over Europe, amongst others at Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht, Festtage Alter Musik Basel, Musikinstrumentenmuseum Berlin, Musica Antica Urbino, Festival d’Ambronay, Centro Botìn Santander or Riga Early Music Festival. The ensemble also was selected as one of the “Promising Young Ensembles” of the International Young Artist’s Presentation (IYAP) at the Laus Poliphoniae Festival in Antwerp and won the prize for the best interpretation of spanish music at the Antón García Abril Competition in Baza in 2017. In 2018 El Gran Teatro del Mundo was a beneficiary of the eeemerging project (Emerging European Ensembles) supporting young early music ensembles within the framework of the Creative Europe programme. In 2019 the ensemble won the “Cambridge Early Music Prize” at the Early Music Young Artists Competition in York (UK).