LINA TUR BONET
Brava! ” (Gramophone)
"Fiery Virtuoso" (The Strad)
"huge violinist" (Scherzo)
"Superbement joué, flamboyant Lina" (Diapason)
"True Devil Violinist" (Bayerische Rundfunk)
“The small wonder, Lina Tur Bonet shines” (SD Union Tribune)
"Like a jazz player or opera diva, captivates with its dizzying ornamentation" (Kommersant, Russia)
"An extra class violinist" (BR Radio)
"the violinist of the soul" (Sankei Shinbun)
"honest and heartfelt music-making, her releases are becoming things to look forward to" GRAMOPHONE
Considered by the international press for her virtuosity (“Fiery virtuoso”, The Strad, “True Devil Violinist” Bayerische Rundfunk, “Superbement joué, flamboyante Lina” Diapason) combined with exceptional musicality, (“honest and heartfelt music-making” Gramophone, ”the violinist of the soul" Sankei Shinbun) Lina Tur Bonet develops a career as a violinist and conductor that is as versatile as it is personal.
Her love for music and his inexhaustible curiosity allow her to perform and research a repertoire that covers more than 400 years of music, from Monteverdi to Kurtag, always with the original instruments.
After working from a very young age with many of the most recognized artists of baroque, romantic and contemporary music of the moment, and dedicating herself as a soloist to the interpretation and recording of both great composers and unpublished music, Lina Tur Bonet has already become a reference in the musical scenario, being invited all over the world as a soloist and to lead world-class groups.
She brings together the most important musical heritages, including the pioneers of historicism and also some of the most consecrated directors and performers of music of all time, thus becoming the repository of the great European tradition. Awarded, among a dozen national and international awards and scholarships, in the Bonporti Prize.
She has made first versions and first world recordings of many scores: trios by Boccherini op.34, music by Brunetti, Montali, Reynaldi, works for solo violin by Matteys, Boxberg, Wranitzki, Leo, and even two CDs with unknown music by Antonio Vivaldi himself, as well as several contemporary pieces that have been dedicated to her.
Her recording of op. Corelli's V with her own ornamentations, rose as “recommended top-version” among all existing versions according to BBC Radio 3 in its Record Review program - “Building a library”, and her Biber Rosario Sonatas were described as “ referencial” by Gramophone, France Musique and Scherzo. Her recordings of unreleased Vivaldi concertos and sonatas have also been recommended by Bayerische Rundfunk, SWR, Radio Berlin, and on Spanish and Austrian radio. Crescendo Joker for “La Bellezza”. Two GEMA Awards for best recording of 2015 and 2018. 10/10 for Luister for her CD dedicated to Ravel. Two Diapason d'OR for her album “La Belleza” and for the CD “Biber Sonatas” 1681. Award for best album of the year 2022 in the chamber music category, in the considered Japanese “Grammy” of Record Geijutsu Magazine Magazine. CHOC from CLassica for the CD of Bach Violin Concertos.
She has performed all the Rosario Sonatas in Tokyo, Madrid, Granada and Vienna; has been concertmaster of more than a hundred Bach Cantatas and his Passions - including the St. Matthew Passion at the Konzertgebouw in Amsterdam with Concerto Köln. She has premiered solo violin works written for her by José Maria Sánchez Verdú, Mauricio Sotelo and Josep María Guix, and performed as a soloist with Orchestra in solo concerts and works by Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Ravel, Chausson, Mendelssohn, Bartok or Piazzolla with chamber and symphony orchestras. She was invited to the Montreal Festival to perform the entire work for solo violin by J.S. Bach. Both Lina Tur Bonet and her group MUSIca ALcheMIca were resident artists of the CNDM in its 2021-2022 season, and “Artist in Residence” of the Bach Biennale Weimar.
Lina Tur Bonet conducts orchestras from her Violin all over the world. She is currently professor of baroque violin and viola at the Musikhochschule “Franz Liszt” in Weimar, and concertmaster of Le Concert des Nations with Jordi Savall.
As a soloist she has performed at the Wigmore Hall in London, Bachfest Leipzig, Styriarte Graz, Philharmonie de Paris, Handel Festival Halle, Musashino Hall Tokyo, Bach Biennale Weimar, Vienna Radio Hall ORF, Potsdamer Festival, Festwochen Innsbruck, Music Before 1800 New York City, San Diego Early Music Festival, Yale Instrument Collection, Varna Festival, Early Music of Saint Petersburg, Palau de Barcelona, Brezice Festival of Slovenia, Herne Festival, Mainz Festival, Brunnenthal Festival, La Usina de las Artes de Buenos Aires Aires, National Auditorium of Madrid, Residenzwoche Munich, Società Aquilana di concerti, Royal Coliseum Carlos III of El Escorial, Musical Fortnight of San Sebastián, Granada Music and Dance Festival, Santander Festival, Torroella Festival, Lufthansa London Festival, Schubertiada de Vilalbertrán, Aranjuez Festival, Ekhof Festival Gotha, Teatro Cervantes in London, Musika-Música in Bilbao, Palau de la Música in Valencia, CaixaForum Barcelona, YMCA Jerusalem and Tel Aviv and the Juan March Foundation in Madrid.
She was soloist of the European Union Baroque Orchestra, touring in the most important venues in Europe in 2002.
Lina has performed solos by J.S. Bach at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Teatro Solís in Montevideo, Coliseum in Buenos Aires, Teatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro or Teatro de Santiago in Chile, and as first violin in chamber groups she has been invited to the Musikverein in Vienna , Barocktage Melk, Palau de la Música de Barcelona, Festival van Vlaanderen Gent, Konzerthaus Wien, Gustav Mahler Musikwochen Toblach, being recorded on numerous occasions by the BBC in London, RTVE, TV3, German radio and television, Slovenian television, Croatia, Bulgaria, the Austrian ORF and the Japanese NHK.
She performs as conductor and soloist with Tafelmusik Toronto, the Montreal Festival Orchestra, the Haydn Philarmonie, the Pfalztheater Orchester Kaiserslautern, Barokkanerne Oslo, the Oviedo Philharmonic, the Baroque Orchestra of Seville, the City of Granada Orchestra, the Palma de Mallorca, the Vigo 430 Orchestra, the Navarra Symphony Orchestra, the Menorca Chamber Orchestra, the "Ciutat d'Elx" Orchestra, the Cammerata, the Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra and the Camerata Villa Musica, Mainz.
SHe is concertmaster of Le Concert des Nations, under the direction of Jordi Savall, with whom he has recorded symphonies by Schubert, Mendelssohn, and as soloist Beethoven's Missa Solemnis for Alia Vox, touring Europe.
She is also required as concertmaster in other baroque and modern orchestras such as the Haydn Philharmonie Eisenstadt, Il Complesso Barocco, Orquesta del Liceo de Barcelona, Concerto Köln, Clemencic Consort, Mannheim Chamber Orchestra, Bach Consort of Vienna, Les Ambassadeurs, Hofkapelle Munich, Orchestra of the Palau de les Arts of Valencia, La Palmas Symphony Orchestra, Orchester d'Auvergne, the National Orchestra of Spain and in numerous Spanish ensembles.
She has performed in chamber music groups with Mennahem Pressler, Christian Zacharias, Jean Rondeau, Alexis Kossenko, Nicolau de Figueiredo, Enrico Onofri, Gordan Nikolic, Olga Paschenko, Alba Ventura, Georg Faust, Patrick Demenga, John Holloway, Thomas Brandis, Diego Ares, José Miguel Moreno, Josep María Colom, Kenneth Weiss, Hiro Kurosaki, Matteo Messori, Mauro Valli, Christoph Hammer, Dani Espasa, Axel Wolf, Rüdiger Lotter, Kennedy Moretti, Marco Testori, Edoardo Torbianelli, Aurelia Visovan or the Casals Quartet.
She has been lead violinist in chamber music ensembles in venues as The Vienna Musikverein, The Potsdamer Festival, Barocktage Melk, The Barcelona “Palau de la Música”, The Gent Festival van Vlaanderen, Konzerthaus Wien, Gustav Mahler Musikwochen Toblach, The Madrid Fundación Juan March Hall and Auditorio Nacional, or Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Hall. She has been often recorded by BBC in London, Spanish RTVE, Catalonian TV3, Slovenian, Croatian and Bulgarian National Television Channels, japanese NHK and The Austrian ORF.
She collaborated for many years, among many others, as first violin in the orchestras Les Musiciens du Louvre, Les Arts Florissants, Mahler Chamber Orchestra or the Mozart Orchestra, recording on several occasions for Deutsche Grammophon and for Virgin, under the baton of Claudio Abbado, Daniel Harding, John Eliot Gardiner, Marc Minkowski, William Christie, Fabio Biondi, Giovanni Antonini, Kent Nagano, Sir Neville Marriner, Monica Hugghet, Ottavio Dantone, Alan Curtis, Giuliano Carmignola, Reinhard Goebel, Richard Egarr, Theodor Currentzis and Tugan Sokhiev, performing in the Lincoln Center New York, Berliner Philarmonie, Scala de Milan, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Royal Albert Hall Proms, Aix-en-Provence Festival, Barbican Centre, Theater des Champs Elysèes, Théàtre Royal de la Monnaie, Bunkamura Hall and Sydney Opera House o Philharmonic and St. Petersburg.
Her tireless curiosity and his investigation into different forms of artistic expression led her to also collaborate with the Kabinetttheater in Vienna, thus decontextualizing music to unite it with theater, puppets and fable. She collaborates with the poet Antonio Colinas in music and poetry recitals, and has made forays into the field of video and performance, highlighting her work with the artist Ángel Haro.
She received her first music lessons at an early age from her father, Antonio Tur, studying modern violin at the Musikhochschules of Freiburg and Vienna with the teachers Chumachenco and Pichler, as well as in Masterclasses with Tibor Varga, Franco Gulli, Shmuel Askenasi, Augustin Dumay, Joseph Silverstein, Maria Joao Pires, Erich Höbarth and Rainer Kussmaul.
Her baroque training began with Hiro Kurosaki in Vienna and was completed sharing the stage while still as a student and as a member of the EUBO with Fabio Biondi, Reinhard Goebel, Roy Goodman, John Holloway and many other great violinists, also performing as a soloist herself.
MAGISTRA ARTIS from the Vienna University of Music with her thesis “Rhetoric, Symbology and Bach's Ciaccona”. She continues to tirelessly investigate rhetorical and symbolic aspects in music.
She obtained scholarships and international awards such as the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, Villa Musica Mainz, ÖAD Austria, Seneca Foundation, several youth awards, later awarded the Bonporti Prize, the Beethoven Klaviertrio Wettbewerb or, on two occasions, the Youth Prize. Musicals from Spain.
Murcia Pro-Music Award 2010
Gold Medal from the city of Ibiza
Ramón Llull Award.
Recording of op. V by Corelli with its own ornamentations “recommended top-version” among all existing versions according to BBC Radio 3 in its Record Review program - “Building a library”.
Biber's Rosario Sonatas were described as “referential” by Gramophone, France Musique and Scherzo.
Recordings of unreleased Vivaldi RECOMMENDED by Bayerische Rundfunk, SWR, Radio Berlin, and on Spanish and Austrian radio.
Crescendo Joker for “La Bellezza”.
Two GEMA Awards for best recording in 2015 and 2018.
10/10 for Luister for his CD dedicated to Ravel.
2 times Diapason d'OR for her album “La Belleza” and for the CD “Biber Sonatas” 1681.
Award for best album of the year 2022 in the chamber music category, in the considered Japanese “Grammy” of Record Geijutsu Magazine Magazine.
CHOC from CLassica for her CD of Bach Violin Concertos.
As a pedagogue, she is intensely active in courses inside and outside the country, including the University of Mainz and the University of Augsburg. She held the violin chair at the Zaragoza Superior Conservatory of Music from 2005 to 2016, at the Katarina Gurska Superior Conservatory in Madrid and at Esmuc in Barcelona, where she successfully trained today's outstanding professionals.
She currently teaches at the Reina Sofía School in Madrid and holds the chair of Baroque Violin and Viola at the Musikhochschule Franz Liszt in Weimar.
She often works as guest teacher in universities from other countries, like Mainz University in Germany.
She has recorded numerous unpublished music: the first world recordings of the complete Boccherini trios op. 34 with La Ritirata, chamber music by Joaquín García, Oliver y Astorga y Plá with Estil Concertant, as concertmaster of "Le Nozze de Iole ed Ercole" by Leonardo Leo with the Hofkapelle of Munich for the ORF label and the opera by Boxberg "Sardanapalus" with the United Continuo Ensemble, and unknown chamber music from Mahler's time for Austrian Radio, as well as soloist on the world's first recording of Brunetti's Sinfonia Concertante, and works by Reynaldi and Montali. At the same time, she has starred in various Premieres of Concertos and Sonatas for violin by Antonio Vivaldi.
She also recorded sonatas by Bach and Handel with Anne Marie Dragosits for Austrian radio ORF. Her sonatas by Elizabeth Jacquet de la Guerre with Kenneth Weiss and Patxi Montero for the Verso label, now reissued by Pan Classics, have received numerous awards: Golden Musician, "Exceptional" by Scherzo Magazine, "R" for Ritmo and 5* DIAPASON by the prestigious French magazine.
Her first CD as director and soloist "Vivaldi Premieres" for the PAN CLASSICS label, with unpublished work for solo violin by Antonio Vivaldi, received all the awards from the Spanish specialized press (Melómano de Oro, "Exceptional" by Scherzo Magazine), as well as TIPP from the German magazine Toccata.
The double CD with all the emblematic Rosary Sonatas by H.I.F. von Biber, had a spectacular reception and received great praise from Gramophone Magazine, which has considered it a reference version, 5* from BBC Music Magazine, the 5* DIAPASON, and again the Golden Music Lover and the "Exceptional" from the Magazine Scherzo. Nominated for the international ICMA as best baroque music CD of the year.
El Cultural de el Mundo magazine included it as the best of 2015, and it won the GEMA Award for best CD 2015.
Radio France Classique recently chose it as the No. 1 version of the work, as well as Scherzo magazine.
Her double CD "La Gioia" with the complete Sonatas op. V by Arcangelo Corelli has unanimously received the reference category, already awarded with the "E" from the magazine Scherzo, "Tipp" from the German Magazine Toccata and the "R" from the magazine Ritmo. Likewise, it has been chosen as the “recommended top-version” among all existing versions by BBC Radio 3 in its Record Review program - “Building a library”.
Her CD “Il Grosso Mogul”, recording again unreleased music by Vivaldi, received the “E” for Scherzo, “R” for Ritmo and Tipp for Toccata, being also a CD recommended by radio stations in Berlin, Bavaria and the Southern Germany. GEMA Award for best recording of 2018. Three nominations for best CD for the German “Opus Klassik”.
A CD recorded live occasionally in Germany in 2015 “Marais meets Corelli” was chosen recording of the month for The Strad magazine, which defined Lina as “fiery virtuoso”.
Her CD, a duet with the prestigious violinist Enrico Onofri, with music by Bartok and Vivaldi, received the 5* DIAPASON and the 5* from AMADEUS.
Her CD with Sonatas by Bach and Handel recorded with Dani Espasa for the Aparté label was considered “Magnify” by Radio Classique France, receiving the “E” from Scherzo and “CHOIX” in the French magazine Classique HD, as well as "Tipp" from the German Magazine Toccata, and the 5* DIAPASON.
Her record “La Bellezza” with violin music from the 17th century, recorded with her ensemble MUSIca ALcheMIca, received the recommendation of the Berlin Radio and the Bayerische Rundfunk, Jocker of Crescendo, as well as the "Exceptional" by Scherzo Magazine, the Melómano de Oro, and the prestigious Diapason d'OR.
Her album “Sonata Lunatica”, recorded in Austria with the Sonata “a Kreutzer” contains the two last Beethoven Violin Sonatas, together with Aurelia Visovan for the Passacaille Label. After intense research into the interpretation of the period guided, among others, by Clive Brown, this recording achieved the “Exceptional” from Scherzo, the “R” Recommended from Ritmo, as well as 5* from Berlin Radio, and has been considered by several international experts as one of the most interesting existing.
Her CD “BIber Violin Sonatas” with four of Biber's 1681 Sonatas, as well as Sonata VII of his Harmonia Artificioso-Ariosa for Violas d'Amore, published in 2022, received the “E” of Scherzo, “R” of Rhythm, 5* of Classica and the Diapason d'OR.
Her CD “à Moune” with Ravel's violin music has received 10/10 from Luister, the “E” from Scherzo, 4* Pizzicatto and the Editor's Choice from Record Geijutsu Magazine, the most important in Japan. as well as the Award for best Record of the year in the chamber music category, in the considered Japanese “Grammy” of this same magazine.
Her latest CD “Himmelsburg” with the violin concertos of J.S. Bach has received, just a few months after its publication, the "E" for Scherzo, "R" for Ritmo, 5* for RONDÓ, it is nominated for best CD for the ICMA 2024 and receives the CHOC from the French magazine “CLASSICA”.
Lina Tur Bonet was selected to be part of the cultural offer that the AECID offered in 2016, touring several South American countries. In 2018 he made two tours of Japan with baroque and contemporary music (recorded by NHK), Panama and Bolivia. She enjoyed the double residency of the CNDM as an artist and as an ensemble during the 21-22 season, touring Spain and Italy - including three concerts at the National Auditorium in Madrid - with a repertoire that ranged from the 17th century to absolute premieres of current works written for her. Likewise, he represented Spain at the Dubai Expo 2022.
Lina Tur Bonet receives support from INAEM of the Spanish Ministry of Culture.
Lina Tur Bonet is founder and director of the MUSIca ALcheMIca group.
“Semblant élaborer le discours dans l’exaltation de l’instant,
MUSIca ALcheMIca porte son nom à merveille:
Tur Bonet et ses partenaires inventent et déploient une palette
inouïe de couleurs, de dynamiques souples ou percutantes” DIAPASON
MUSIca ALcheMIca is an ensemble created by the violinist Lina Tur Bonet during her stay in Vienna, which debuted at Vila Musica Mainz and at the Potsdamer Festival with Handel's opera Alessandro, conducted by Alan Curtis.
The group, currently internationally recognized thanks to its award-winning recordings, was born from the idea of performing music from all times, as well as tackling multidisciplinary and pedagogical projects. Its activity is spread across Europe, America and Asia, and it counts among its ranks great international performers, being a true group of soloists.
It has also recorded music by Legrenzi, Biber, Bach and Handel for the Austrian radio ORF, and is recorded live by RTVE and the Japanese NHK, being broadcast around the world. Its recordings include the eight award-winning CDs for Pan Classics, receiving the Diapason d'Or on two occasions, CHOC de la Musique by Classica, and many other awards.
In its multidisciplinary aspect, MUSIca ALcheMIca collaborates with the poet Antonio Colinas in "La Tumba negra" (tribute to J.S. Bach), with the artist Ángel Haro in "Folia" in artistic residency at the Párraga Center, and performs in important museums and cultural spaces such as the MuVIM, the Matadero of Madrid or the MACE, where MUSIca ALcheMIca integrates audiovisual techniques with its music, in collaboration with video artists, painters, filmmakers, actors, goldsmiths and puppets. It has also collaborated in international educational projects in Panama and Bolivia, teaching Master Classes and sharing the stage with young musicians. Lina premiered “Far Water” for violin and Noh Theater singer, dedicated to her by composer José Maria Sánchez Verdú, in Tokyo, as part of an artistic residency.
MUSIca ALcheMIca videos are highly appreciated for their artistic and innovative nature. The one with Corelli's Follia was presented in Rome, London and RTVE with great success, as well as another performed in Vienna with producer Michael Seeber with Beethoven's Kreutzer Sonata.
MUSIca AlcheMIca has performed at Musashino Hall Tokyo, Potsdamer Festspiele, Early Music Saint Petersburg, Festwochen Innsbruck, Bach Biennale Weimar, Auditorio Nacional de Madrid, Festival Pórtico de Zamora, Sala de la Musica de Rome, Capella dei Turchini, Teatro Cervantes in London, Brecize Festival, Early Music of Zaragoza, Sacred Music Madrid, Cervantes Institute of Palermo, Valladolid Auditorium, Tenerife Auditorium, Juan March Foundation, Early Music of Álava, Brunnenthal Festival, ORF Radio Room of Vienna, Carlos III Theater of El Escorial, FeMAP, Kartause Mauerbach Vienna, Mahón Festival, Chiquitos Festival in Bolivia, and at the Early Music Festivals in Santiago de Chile, Lima and Panama.