Tasto Solo rediscovers virtuoso and highly refined repertoires from the late Medieval and early Renaissance periods. Directed by the organetto player Guillermo Pérez, the ensemble approaches Early Music with exquisite performances by combining historical research, creativity and the art of transmitting emotions. Each concert is a unique event; the group pays full attention to every detail, including staging, dramatic rhythm, improvisation and dialogue between the artists. Contemporary audiences, whether connoisseur or inexperienced, are seduced from the very first note, overwhelmed by the sensuality and unusual sonorities that make up Tasto Solo’s particular identity.
Since its international debut in 2006, Tasto Solo has travelled all over the European continent, performing with a variable cast from two to ten musicians in a wide variety of settings. The ensemble is regularly invited to play in the most prestigious concert halls and at top-notch Early Music festivals, such as the Palácio Nacional in Sintra (Portugal), L’Auditori de Barcelona (Spain), Festival de Música Antigua de Sevilla (Spain), Fondation Royaumont (France), Festival de Saintes (France), Printemps des Arts de Nantes (France), Festival de Ribeauvillé (France), Konzerthaus Berlin (Germany), Tage Alter Musik Regensburg (Germany), WDR Funkhaus (Germany), Montalbâne (Germany), Antwerpen Laus Polyphoniae & AMUZ (Belgium), Concertgebouw Brugge (Belgium), BOZAR (Belgium), Utrecht Oude Muziek Festival (The Netherlands), Cantar di Pietre (Switzerland), Wratislavia Cantans (Poland), Banchetto Musicale in Vilnius (Lithuania), Radovljica Festival (Slovenia), Bergen Medieval Music Days (Norway), the Early Music Foundation in Saint Petersburg (Russia), and many others.
Tasto Solo’s discography includes two volumes from a triptych devoted to 15th-century keyboard music: “Meyster ob allen Meystern” and “Le chant de leschiquier”, released on the label Passacaille. Both of these recordings received the celebrated “Diapason d’Or”, as well as a large number of international press awards (Amadeus “CD of the Month”, Ritmo & Audio Clásica’s “Excellent”, Pizzicato’s “Supersonic”, Scherzo’s “Exceptional”, France Musique “Coup de Coeur”…). In 2017, the ensemble presents its new recording, “Early Modern English Music”, and will perform concerts in France, Spain, Belgium, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and Switzerland.