Emilio Moreno: First violins

Repertory analysis, technique and ornamentation of the first violins (England / Italia 1540-1600). Theory and practice with the collaboration of the Early Department violin students.



The violinist Emilio Moreno is one of Europe’s most distinguished performers of music from the baroque and classical periods and whose musical qualities are matched by the impact of his knowledge. Following studies in music and philosophy in his native Madrid, Moreno was taught by Jaap Schröder at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland before taking a doctorate in musicology at the Universidad Autónoma of Barcelona. He has since had many years of practical experience around the world as a soloist, conductor and partner of the very best ensembles and musicians: Frans Brüggen, Gustav Leonhardt, La Petite Bande, the Ensemble 415, La Chapelle Royale, Stravaganza Köln, etc. He currently leads the viola section of Brüggen’s Orchestra of the 18th Century.

As an eminent music researcher and musicologist, Moreno is contributing in a definitive way to the rediscovery of forgotten music from the Spanish baroque and classical periods. The outcome of his research can be heard in the many concerts and recordings he regularly produces with his ensembles La Real Cámara and, more recently, with his new period instrument orchestra, El Concierto Español. With La Real Cámara, Moreno (a founder of the Glossa label) has provided a survey of music from the times of the painter Francisco Goya, as well as notable discs devoted to the music of Luigi Boccherini (Los últimos tríos and Boccherini en Boadilla) in the company of artists such as Enrico Gatti, Wouter Müller and Gaetano Nasillo.

Moreno today teaches at the ESMUC in Barcelona, where he has been the director of the Department of Early Music. He regularly leads courses and gives master classes around the world.