Personal Summary / Bio
Joan Plana alternates his career between modern and baroque violin. He is the recipient of several prizes and awards having played concerts around Europe and North America. Founding member of CONCITATO and finalist of the 2009 York International Early Music Competition, he is a member of the European Union Baroque Orchestra. He is the leader and soloist of the American Baroque Orchestra and L’Academie Baroque Orchestra in Boston, as well as playing with other early music groups such as Baroque Band (Chicago), Apollo’s Fire (Cleveland) and American Classical Orchestra (New York). Born in Lleida (Spain), he holds degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya (Barcelona). His principal teachers include Paul Kantor, Kai Gleusteen and the Ysaye Quartet. Joan resides in New York, where he obtained a Graduate Diploma from The Juilliard School's Historical Performance Program, studying with Monica Huggett and Cynthia Roberts. He is pursuing a Doctorate in baroque violin at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.