⎥La Caravaggia

La Caravaggia

Lluis Coll (Manresa 1977), founder and artistic leader of La Caravaggia. In 2006 he won the Concours International de Cuivres Anciens de Toulouse.

Lluis plays in ensembles including Les Sacqueboutiers, Hespèrion XXI, Forma Antiqva and La Colombina. He is cornetto teacher at the ESMUC

(Barcelona). Website: La Corneta.



Jordi Giménez received the Premi d’Honor for trombone, baritone hoorn and Flugelhorn in Sabadell (Catalonia) and later the Medalla d’Or for trombone and chamber music in Toulouse. He currently teaches at diverse conservatoria in Catalonia. He plays with, among others, Capella Reial de Catalunya (Jordi Savall) and Al Ayre Español (E. López Banzo).


Joaquim Guerra (Girona 1984) studied bassoon in Barcelona with Josep Borràs and later in Basel with Donna Agrell. He teaches historical fagot and shawm at the ESMUC (Barcelona). He plays in ensembles like Forma Antiqva (A. Zapico), La Colombina (Josep Cabré) and Hespèrion XXI (Jordi Savall).




Xavier Banegas (Barcelona 1982) studied sackbut with Daniel Lassalle and Jean Pierre Mathieu in Barcelona, and with Wim Becu in Cologne. He plays

in ensembles including Al Ayre Español (E. López Banzo), Los Músicos de su Alteza and the Orquestra Barroca Catalana.

La Caravaggia (Barcelona, Spanje) is a wind ensemble specialized in historical performance practice. Founded by Lluis Coll in 2005, the

ensemble takes its name from an instrumental work by Merula, who was inspired by the Italian painter Caravaggio. The ensemble, which identifies itself with the words ‘passion’ and ‘curiosity’, has played at all important Spanish festivals, and at many abroad. La Caravaggia has worked with Les Sacqueboutiers (Frankrijk) and La Colombina en Capilla Real (Madrid).


The ensemble has won several international competitions, including first prize at the Concours International de Cuivres Anciens de Toulouse (2006), and the public prize at the IYAP Historical Wind Instruments of the Laus Polyphoniae Festival (2007).