Ferran Savall was born in Basel in 1979. Since early childhood, as the son of Montserrat Figueras and Jordi Savall, Ferran Savall has been in everyday contact with the musical world of study, rehearsal and concert in his home with members of his family. He studied guitar and later specialised in early instruments at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya with Xavier Díaz-Latorre; at Trossingen (Germany) with Rolf Lislevand (theorbo); and on various occasions with Andrew Lawrence-King in Sant Feliu de Guíxols (Catalonia).
Ferran Savall is a self-taught singer in search of the natural voice. He has explored world music: from Pakistan, India and Armenia among others, but always shunning any specialisation of style, searching for technical morsels to incorporate into his improvisations. Voice technique classes with Dolors Aldea have reinforced his vocal base.
The first places where he learned and performed were the squares and streets of the Gràcia district in Barcelona and the SiNo bar run by the Venezuelan writer Armando Luigi Castaneda, now closed. In 2004 he embarked on the adventure of playing professionally with his family. Their recording of the disc Du temps & de l’instant was followed by concerts all over the world. Since 2005 he has worked with the Indian dancer and choreographer Shantala Shivalingappa on a number of projects and with musicians such as Chitravina N. Ravikiran, Thodur Madabusi Krishna, Subash Chandra, Prabhou Edouard and Wassim Soubra. In 2008 he recorded ‘Mireu el nostre mar’ with the assistance of Mario Mas and the participation of Jordi Gaspar, Javier Mas and Dimitris Psonis, among others. After the warm reception given to the disc in France he has performed frequently there in a trio with Mario Mas and Jordi Gaspar. He has also worked with musicians such as Driss El Maloumi, Nedyalko Nedyalkov, Razmik Amyan, Gaguik Mouradian and Hakan Gungor, with whom he played recently in Turkey with the Pandora group for TRT Muzik. He has also been involved in projects such as ‘Gèmini l’espectacle de poesia’ and ‘Una música de cavalls negres’, as well as a recent close relation in a duo with Jordi Gaspar.
In 2014 he has presented his last project, entitled IMPRO.