Academia de los Afectos

Academia de los Afectos was created by the complicity of some students colleagues from the Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag in 2014. These young musicians have enthusiasm to create an Early Music Ensemble intended to express and convey the emotions to the public. This ensemble on period instruments invites people to meet and enjoy a historical recreation of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The interest about recovering this repertoire and passion for music characterize this ensemble and make it a special opportunity to enjoy this music. They have received coaching by very important early music experts such as Eric Hoeprich, Donna Agrell, Wilbert Hazelzet, Kate Clark or Frank de Bruin.

The group has already performed several times in different festivals, such as “Bach Festival, Puerto de la Cruz” (Tenerife, Spain), “Ciclo de Jóvenes Intérpretes” (Gran Canaria, Spain), Utrecht Early Music Festival (The Netherlands) and MA Festival Brugge (Belgium).

All its members work with the most remarkable groups in the European Early Music scene.

Alejandro Fariña Martin

Alejandro Fariña Martín was born in 1989 in Tenerife (Spain). He began to study clarinet when he was 8 years old in the conservatory of Tenerife, where he finished the intermediate degree with Celedonio Serrano.

In 2009 he was admitted to the Royal conservatory of Madrid. He studied clarinet with Adolfo Garcés and pedagogical studies with Antonio Torrado at the same time. He finished his bachelor’s degree in 2013. During this period he participated in some master classes with Fabio Di Càsola, Sergio Bossi, Philippe Berrod or Javier Martinez.

In 2014 he started to study master in clarinet in the Royal conservatory of The Hague with Pierre Wounderberg and the orchestral master with the Residentie Orchestra of The Hague as well.

In 2016 he started to be interested on historical informed performance practice. For this reason, he was admitted to study historical clarinets at the Koninklijk Conservatorium (The Hague) under the guidance of Eric Hoeprich. Also, he has received lessons from Lorenzo Coppola, Nicola Boud or Guy van Waas among others. He has played with dierent early music ensembles such as Trondheim Barokk Orchestra, Capella Sacra, Warsaw Chamber Opera, Capella Gedanensis, Orchestra of the 18th century and La Academia de los Afectos. He has worked together with Valery Gergiev, Philippe Herreweghe, Víctor Pablo Pérez, Kenneth Montgomery or Sir Roger Norrington.

Pablo Sosa del Rosario

Pablo Sosa del Rosario was born in 1991 in San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Tenerife. He started to study flute in the conservatory of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, where he finished his Intermediate degree with Catherine Biteur with honors and special award. In 2009 he was admitted to the Royal

Conservatory of Madrid. He studied with Manuel Rodríguez Arribas and he graduated in 2013 with honors. While he was studying in Madrid he became interested in early music and he started to play traverso. In 2013 he was admitted for the Early Music Performance Master in Barcelona, where he studied traverso with Marc Hantai. In June 2017 he finished the master course of baroque and classical flute in Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag with Wilbert Hazelzet and Kate Clark with honors and distinction.

He takes part of The Goldfinch Ensemble, who got the first prize in the Internationale Händel Festspiele Göttingen Competition in 2016 and the second prize in the International Early Music Competition in Loire Valley, with William Christie chairing the jury in 2015. Their international career was launched in 2015 when they played in festivals throughout Europe such as Festival de Sablé (FR), Festival d’Ambronay (FR), Festival di Natale Pavia (IT), York Early Music Festival (ENG), Lagos Early Music Festival (PT) among others. Also, they have been selected for the EEEmerging project, a program supported by the European Union to support promising young European ensembles. In April 2017, the Goldfinch Ensemble will receive the ‘Chapel concert Chamber Music Prize’ (Goirle).

He has played in some early music orchestras and ensembles like Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, Balthasar Neumann Orchestra, Australian Romantic&Classical Orchestra, Bach Orchestra and Choir of the Netherlands, Armonia Atenea, Luthers Bach

Bernat Gili

Bernat Gili was born in 1995 in Barcelona, where he studied bassoon with Josep Borràs, and obtained his Bachelor degree in 2018. He graduated with a Master’s degree at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague with Donna Agrell in 2020.

Member of Das Neue Mannheimer Orchester. He has collaborated with the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Luthers Bach Ensemble amongst others.

He has worked with conductors such as Sir Roger Norrington, Philippe Herreweghe or Hidemi Suzuki. He has also received masterclasses from Clive Brown, Eric Hoeprich, Frank de Bruine, Lorenzo Coppola and other renowned Early Music specialists.