Diego Ares, born in Vigo in 1983, studied piano with Aldona Dvarionaitė and Alis Jurgelionis, and harpsichord with Pilar Cancio (Spain), Richard Egarr (Holland), Jesper Christensen and Jörg-Andreas Bötticher (Switzerland).
As harpsichord soloist, Diego Ares has performed extensively in Spain, France, Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Belgium, and Japan.
For his first CD, he recorded Soler’s Fandango and two harpsichord concertos by J. S. Bach with the Island of Menorca Chamber Orchestra conducted by Farran James (Columna Musica, 2006). His two solo recordings for Pan Classics have been praised by audiences and critics: “El Diablo vestido de fraile,” harpsichord music by P. Fr. Antonio Soler, was given the Diapason d’Or and recommended by “The Record Geijutsu”; “Vivi felice,” harpsichord sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti, was also awarded the Diapason d’Or and rated exceptional by Scherzo Magazine.
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