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Barcelona 1953


Jaume Torrent has developed a guitar technique with which he achieves a sound projection superior to that obtained with the most internationally known techniques. With this technique, Torrent extends the range of sound intensities of the guitar, increasing its expressive capacity and enabling a balanced integration of the guitar into chamber and orchestral groups.

He started his guitar studies with Graciano Tarragó, disciple of Miguel Llobet.

His presence on international stages is permanent (Spain, France, Switzerland, England, Austria, Italy, United States, Algiers, Russia, Japan, Jordan, Bulgaria, etc.) and has performed as a soloist of some of the most prestigious European orchestras and Americans - Paris Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Israel, RAI Symphony Orchestra, Dresdner Philharmonie, National Philharmonic of Ukraine, RTV Orchestra Spanish, Bilkent Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Bulgarian Radio, Orchestra of R.T.V. of Luxembourg, American Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra of Bursa, Westcoast Shymphony Orchestra, Valencian Symphony Orchestra, etc.- and has been directed by directors such as R. Frühbeck de Burgos, Ph. Entremont, E. García Asensio, C. Mansur, H. Pensis, R. Austin Boudreau, M. Natchev, D. Tosi, M. Galduf, I. Palkin and G. Aykal, among others.

He has premiered concerts by renowned composers such as J. Cervelló ("La Sexta Noche") and X. Benguerel ("Concertante for guitar, percussion and strings" and "Concierto de Otoño" both released on CD by NAXOS). the guitar solo by H. Villa-Lobos (PDI-Spain), the guitar work by G. Tarragó (La mà de Guido) and the first worldwide DVD recording of the "Concierto de Aranjuez" by J. Rodrigo bajo the sponsorship of Pioneer.

He has been awarded the Prize of the "Golden Fortune" Foundation of Ukraine in recognition of the quality and popularity of his artistic career.

He has been professor of guitar and director of the Superior Conservatory of Music of the Liceo de Barcelona, ​​responsible for the M. Llobet Classroom of the Marshall Academy -also of Barcelona- founded by E. Granados and directed by A. de Larrocha and has taught master class in different American universities. He is the author of a methodology designed to take advantage of the full sound potential of the guitar and for the rationalization and assimilation of its technical resources.

As a composer he is the author of an extensive catalog of chamber, symphonic and solo guitar works published by publishers such as Schott and Trekel from Germany, Boileau, Clivis and Piles from Spain and Viento Music from USA. He has premiered his "Concert for guitar and strings" in the United States with the Sinfonietta of San Francisco and his "Concert for violin, guitar and strings" (Paganini in America) with the Kensington Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Geoffrey Gallegos and in Spain the "Concert de Rialp, concert for guitar and symphony orchestra" with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Inma Shara.

In March 2012 he performed as soloist of his 4 concerts for guitar and orchestra in the framework of the International Festival "Prospectives XXIIè siècle" of Perpignan (France) with the Orchester Perpignan Mediterranée directed by D. Tosi, being the first time in history that a guitarist composer performs 4 own concerts in a single program and in October of the same year he recorded his Concert for guitar and symphonic orchestra "Concierto de Rialp" with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Gdansk directed by Ernst van Tiel.

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