The classically trained brothers Pablo, Daniel and Aarón started Forma Antiqva 10 years ago and since then have been nominated for the International Classical Music Awards for their Baroque Musique, as well as many other awards along the way.
The group works alongside some of the finest classical music artists from all over the world and offers an energetic and unique performance at every concert.
Daniel Zapico, was born in 1983 in Langreo, Asturias (Spain). From an early age, he focused his studies on the field of early music and began to specialise in the theorbo in 1999 at the Conservatorio Profesional de Música in Langreo. He graduated from the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya with the highest grade, alongside fellow musician Xavier Díaz-Latorre. In 2012, he obtained a Master in “Musicología, Educación Musical e Interpretación de la Música Antigua” at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, receiving unanimous praise by the exam board for his project on Robert de Visée.
Pablo Zapico, was born in 1983 in the principality of Asturias in Spain. In 2006, he earned highest honors as he completed his Advanced Studies in Plucked Instruments with Xavier Díaz-Latorre at the Ecola Superior Música de Catalunya (ESMuC) in Barcelona, Spain. The following year he concluded his Formación Continuada studies and, in 2012, earned the degree of Master of Musicology with a specialization in musical training and ancient music from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. He has also participated in master classes offered by prestigious performers.
And Aarón Zapico, is one of the conductors to have made the greatest impact on the Spanish music scene over the last few years. The key to his success can be found in his elegant, resilient interpretations with their varied and nuanced dynamics, as highlighted by the specialised music critics. He is constantly present in leading important symphonic orchestras, specialised groups and his own ensemble, Forma Antiqva.
Many thanks to Aarón and all the members of Forma Antiqva for granting us access to film their performance of Henry Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas” at the Príncipe Felipe Congress Hall.
At 7 minutes, this video is slightly longer than what we normally put out but when you see the performances you’ll then see why……so enjoy!