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January 23, 2016 (El Cajon) – The San Diego Early Music Society will present Lina Tur Bonet on violin and Kenneth Weiss on harpsichord in “La Petite Merveille and the Red Priest: Music of Jacquet de la Guerre and Vivaldi” on Sunday, February 21 at 3 p.m. in the Cuyamaca College Performing Arts Theatre (900 Rancho San Diego Parkway, El Cajon).


Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre is one of the few front-rank female composers of the French Baroque. Lisa Tur Bonet and Kenneth Weiss explore her still underplayed music for violin and keyboard, as well as sonatas by Vivaldi, and solo harpsichord works by Marchand and Scarlatti.


“These performers have found the right approach to [the de la Guerre] sonatas and this has resulted in highly satisfying and captivating performances.” –MusicWeb International


Lina Tur Bonet is currently deeply engaged in two worlds which even today seem separate: the romantic-contemporary violin and the baroque violin. She has pursued a versatile, dynamic career chiefly distinguished by its variety. She is also interested in interdisciplinary artistic forms and the study of musical symbology.


As soloist, she tours in Europe and South America, appearing at the Styriarte, Lufthansa London, Granada, Brezice, San Sebastián or Herne Festivals, filling halls such as the Vienna Musikverein, the Palau de la Música in Barcelona, the National Auditorium in Madrid, at the Munich Residenzwoche, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the ORF in Vienna, the Solís Theatre in Montevideo, the Coliseo in Buenos Aires, the Municipal Theatres in Santiago de Chile and Río de Janeiro and others, recording for the BBC in London, Spanish Radio and Television, TV3, German radio and television, television in Slovenia, Croatia and Bulgaria and the Austrian ORF. She has played all the Biber Rosary Sonatas in Vienna, conducting chamber orchestras in turn performing the Bach, Mendelssohn, Vivaldi or Piazzola concertos, and has just made the world’s first recording of the Tríos op. 34 by Boccherini, with La Ritirata.

Lina Tur-Bonet has been sought to lead Il Complesso Barocco, the Clemencic Consort, the Bach Consort Wien, ExTempore Gent, the Neue Hofkapelle Munich, the Orchestra of the Palau de les Arts in Valencia, Euskal Barokensemble, Estil Concertant, Accademia del Piacere, Hippocampus, Forma Antiqva, Concerto Köln, the United Continuo Ensemble or the Royal Chapel in Madrid. She collaborates with Les Musiciens du Louvre, Les Arts Florissants, BandArt and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.


With these groups, she works under the baton of Claudio Abbado, John Eliot Gardiner, Daniel Harding, Marc Minkowski, William Christie, Fabio Biondi, Federico Sardelli, Fabio Luisi, Kent Nagano, Ottavio Dantone, Alan Curtis, Rene Clemencic, Reinhard Goebel, Roy Goodman, Richard Egarr, Joshua Rifkin, John Holloway, Tugan Shokiev, or Paul Goodwin, touring with them all over the world, recording for Deutsche Grammophon, Virgin or Naïve, performing at the Lincoln Center in New York, the Berliner Philarmonie, La Scala in Milan, Royal Albert Hall, the Barbican Centre,  Theatre des Champs Élysées, the Konzerthaus Wien, Bunkamura Hall, Thátre Royal de la Monnaie, Saint Petersbourg Philarmonie, etc.


As part of her chamber activity she played when still a student with Mennahem Pressler, Georg Faust, Patrick Demenga or Thomas Brandis, and currentl y shares the stage with Hiro Kurosaki, Anne-Marie Dragosits, Eugène Michelangeli, Patxi Montero, Josetxu Obregón, Kennedy Moretti, Daniel Oyarzábal, Christoph  Hammer or Kenneth Weiss.


Lina Tur Bonet received her first music lessons aged three, from her father Antonio Tur. Much later, she trained as violinist at Freiburg and Vienna Universities under Chumachenco, Pichler and Kurosaki and in master classes with Höbarth, Varga, Gul li, Askenasi, Dumay, Silverstein and Kussmaul.

She holds the Chair of violin at the Zaragoza Senior Conservatory, frequently teaching courses in the rest of Europe.




The San Diego Early Music Society is a nonprofit organization founded to showcase the musical treasures of Europe’s medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods, as performed on period instruments and in accordance with historical practice. The Society was established in 1981 and has presented concerts in churches, small halls, museums, and homes—settings for which the music was composed. 


SDEMS currently produces the International Series, which brings artists internationally renowned for their performances and recordings in concert each season. World-class vocal and instrumental soloists, ensembles, and chamber orchestras perform an exciting repertoire from various periods and countries. 


Tickets for concerts at Cuyamaca College are $18–$25. 


Season subscriptions are available, offering the best seats and substantial savings over single-ticket prices.


Student discounts are available throughout the season, subject to availability. Details are on the SDEMS website. Subject to availability, $10 rush tickets in the last two rows of the venue are sold in the last two weeks before a concert. Rush tickets must be booked by phone or purchased at the door. Groups of 10 or more are eligible for 20 percent off regular ticket prices.


Tickets, subscriptions, and information: 619-291-8246 or on the website,

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