Praised for his “...overwhelming elegance...” (Scherzo Magazine), Ignacio Prego is considered one of the leading Spanish harpsichordists of his generation. First Prizewinner at the 2012 Westfield International Harpsichord Competition, he has performed in major cities in Europe, the USA, Canada, South-America and Asia. Appearances in 2013/14 included solo recitals in New York, Washington, Chicago, Ithaca, Miami, as well as concerts with Maurice Steger and cellist Phoebe Carrai in New York and Washington. He is the founder and artistic director of the ensemble Flores de Musica, recently presented at the Hispanic Society in NY. In May 2012,
Mr. Prego released his second CD under the label Verso entitled “Chromatic Fantasy”, dedicated exclusively to the music of J.S. Bach.‘Scherzo’ Magazine hailed it as “outstanding mastery of Bach’s complex counterpoint architecture, overwhelming elegance and extraordinary control”; ‘El Cultural-El Mundo’ described it as an “...outstanding performance...” and the Juilliard Journal referred to it as “heavenly harpsichord music”. Mr. Prego recently recorded the Complete French Suites by J.S. Bach, which will be released in December of 2014. He has also recorded Glossa, Cantus Records, and the WFMT and WQXR radios. Mr. Prego is recipient of the 2005 AECI Grant and the 2009 CajaMadrid Foundation Grant. He studied harpsichord with Elisabeth Wright at the Indiana University and with Kenneth Weiss and Richard Egarr at The Juilliard School in New York, where he worked with visiting artists such as William Christie, Jordi Savall, Masaaki Suzuki, Harry Bicket and Lars Ulrik Mortensen, among others. 2014/15 engagements include a concert tour at the Oregon bach Festival playing as a soloist with the Portland Baroque Orchestra, led by Monica Huggett, a solo recital at St. Martin in the Fields in London, and concerts in Seattle, Madrid and NewYork.