C.V.

STUDIES

MUSIC STUDIES

1. Bachelor's Degree in Violin Performance at Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu in Barcelona.

2. University Degree in Music Composition at Catalonia College of Music in Barcelona. (Títol Superior Música, Especialitat Composició, Esmuc (Escola de Música Superior de Catalunya)). 

3. Postgraduate Certificate in Education at University of Barcelona. CAP (Certificat d'adaptació pedagógica).

4. Master's degree in Musicology, Etnomusicology, Technology and Research at UNIR (Univesidad Internacional de La Rioja). 

5. PhD at UDG (Girona University) in Humanities, Heritage and Cultural Studies.

6. Composition studies with Manuel Hidalgo and Helmut Lachenmann (Stuttgart). Ramon Lazkano (Musikene). Walter Zimmermann and Marc Sabat (UDK Berlín). John Rahn (Berkeley University). Michäel Levinás (CNSM París). José Luís Torá (CSM Madrid), Luca Cori (Conservatorio Trieste) and Joao Pedro Oliveira (Universidade de Aveiro e UF Minas Gerais).

7. He assisted at Masterclasses and lectures by Jonathan Harvey, G.F.Haas, K.K. Huber, Chaya Czernowin, Steven Kazuo Takasugi, Toshio Hosokawa, Brian Ferneyhough,  and Joan Guinjoan amongst others.

LANGUAGE STUDIES:

1. Native bilingual Spanish / Catalan.

2. English C2 Proficiency at UB (Barcelona University).

3. French A2 at EOI Manresa.

4. Chinese A1 (HSK1) at Hexagram/ Confucius Institut.

INSTITUTIONS, COMMISSIONS, FESTIVALS AND RELEVANT PERFORMERS

Looking at the international scene, his works have been played and/or commissioned in many countries such the U.S.A., at the Cleveland Music Institute, and multiple American Universities as Harvard, SUNNY Buffalo, UC Berkeley, SU San Francisco, Stanford, Denison, Cranbrook Academy, Wayne State, Redlands, San Diego and North Park. In Colombia; at the Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira. In México, at the Festival Cervantino de Guanajuato. Within Europe, at Ircam (París), Praga  Contempuls Festival,  Royal School of Music London, Mednarodni Bienale Sodobne Glasbe Koper Slovenia, SAL Európai Ifjúsági Zenei Fesztivál Hungary, Finlandia Contemporary Music Festival Vitasaari, UDK Berlín, Dokumenta Kassel, Frankfurt Buchmesse, Festival Attaca Stuttgart, Schlos Solitude Stuttgart, Oh tu Schlos Oldenburg, Festival Frequenzen Frankfurt, Hamburg Kulturhause Galileo Galilei Festival, etc.

Inside the Iberian Peninsula, his works have been played in festivals like Nou Sons at l'Auditori Nacional de Catalunya, Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid,  CDMC, Festival Son de Música de Hoy, Sgae Barcelona, Pedrera Caixa Catalunya, Vigo Fundación Laxeiro, CCCB Barcelona, Girona Festival de Música Contemporánea SIM, Monographic concert at Sala Beckett  cicle 4x4 ,Sitges Fundación Música Contemporánea, Xº Festival de Música Contemporánea de Segovia, Festival Mixtur de Barcelona, etc.

PERFORMERS AND RELEVANT ENSEMBLES AND ORCHESTRAS

He received commissions, or has been played by SWR Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart, Warsaw Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble Sur Plus, Smash Ensemble, Ensemble Multe-Lateral, Trigger-Ensemble, Ensemble BCN 216, Ensemble Espai Sonor, Chalumeau Cuarteto de Clarinetes, Martinu Ensemble, Zauber Quintett, Ensemble Sitges 96, Grupo Opus XXI, Trío Kachaturian, Ensemble l'Embut, Conjunto XXI, Arte Ensemble Barcelona, Ensemble Ars BB, Ensemble Fluido and also solo performers as Sebastien Berweck, Isaac Rodríguez, Mireia Fornells, Joan Plana, Raul Garrido, Fix Nicolet, Jose Galeote, Oleguer Beltrán, Rosa Mª Caparrós, Jordi Sánchez, Yuval Gotlivobich, Jordi Torrent, Andrea Peirón, Felipe Agell, Fanny Vicenç and Lluís Claret among others.

PRIZES, TEACHING, RECORDINGS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 

PRIZES

  • Winner Àpres l'histoire Commissioning Project in Chicago (2018).
  • Winner SWR Stuttgart musik preiss (2013-2014).
  • Winner of the Composition Competition from European Conservatories (2004). 
  • Winner at Barcelona International Composers Meeting (2004).
  • Granted at Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart (2005).
  • Granted at International Darmstadt Music Institute (2004).

TEACHING

  • Professor at Esmuc (University School of Music of Catalonia) since 2013. Teaching music analysis and composition.
  • Professor of music analysis at the  Master of Performance at Esmuc.
  • Professor of Auditive Perception at the Master of Contemporary Improvisation at Esmuc in collaboration with Royal Conservatoire of The Hague.
  • Professor of Music at the Master of Interartistical relation at UB (Universidad de Barcelona).

RECORDINGS 

  • Monographic CD  works 1992-2008 "El món d'Ulisses" with the label La Mà de Guido in the series of  7 compositors Catalans, by the Catalan Generalitat.
  • Contrafactum, Monographic CD of orchestral works. Label Ribera Edicions. 
  • Say Thanks to Mr. Franz Joseph Beethoven, label Taurus de Hamburg.
  • Dos pensaments curiosos, for Woodwind Quintet. Label Zauberquintett.

DIVERS

Jury:

  • Jury at Concurso de Composición e interpretación para guitarra "Certamen LLobet"
  • Jury at Concurso de Composición Joan Guinjoan.
  • Jury at Concurs de Composició per a Orgue del Vendrell Benvingut Socias.
  • Jury at Concurs de música de Cambra de Sant Joan de Vilatorrada.

Creation of microtonal instruments:

  • Creation of a  ¼ de tone guitar.
  • Creation of a spectrum guitar based on the harmonic series.
  • Creation of a percussion instrument "Torrijas" also with harmonic series.

Conferences (important):

  • International Darmstad Music Institut.
  • Hamburg Kulturhause Galileo Galilei Festival.
  • Universidad de Salamanca Auditorio Fonseca Festival Smash.
  • Esmuc de Barcelona (Monogràfics compositors catalans)
  • Universitat Autònoma, Cicle de Conferències Paideia.
  • Bienale Koper Slovenia.
  • Festival of Contemporary MusicVitasaari, Finlandia.
  •  Fundació Bosch i Cardellach i Joventuts Musicals Sabadell.
  • Schloss Solitude Stuttgart. Summer Music Course.