Like her father, gambist and ensemble director Jordi Savall, singer and harpist Arianna Savall has specialized in Renaissance music but has performed pieces from a wide range of eras and traditions.
Arianna Savall is practiced in a wide variety of styles and is fluent in at least five languages. The daughter of Jordi Savall and his soprano wife, Montserrat Figueras, Savall was born in Basel, Switzerland and studied piano and harp at first. She studied voice at the Terrassa Conservatory in Catalonia, finishing a voice degree there in 1996 and a harp degree in 2000. By that time, however, she had already become interested in early music, taking courses at the Toulouse Conservatory with Norwegian lutenist Rolf Lislevand. After further studies at Schola Cantorum Basiliensis Savall built her reputation as an artistic force independent of her famous family.
Savall has performed throughout Europe, Scandinavia, the United States, South America, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Singapore, Turkey, Russia, Canada and Israel.
Since 2009, Savall has often performed and recorded with her partner, Norwegian musician Petter Udland Johansen, in the group Hirundo Maris.