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Barcelona Piano Academy (BPA)

More info: www.barcelonapianoacademy.com

 

The International Festival of Spanish Keyboard Music (FIMTE)

Internationally recognised as a leader in the field of Spanish Keyboard Music. Through a wide array of performances, scholarly and educational events, FIMTE has earned its place as a leading presentation venue for scholars and performers of Spanish keyboard music and has secured FIMTE’s reputation as one of the most important annual celebrations of Spanish music. FIMTE was created to commemorate Diego Fernández, the Spanish harpsichord builder to Queen Maria Barbara and who was born in Almería, where FIMTE is celebrated.

Over the years, FIMTE has evolved from a festival into an institution organising activities all year long, always with the aim of promoting the rich heritage of Spanish keyboard music and making it available to a wider audience. FIMTE is a registered non-profit organisation.

More info: www.fimte.org

 

Foundation for Iberian Music

The Foundation for Iberian Music is a cultural and educational initiative intended to promote and disseminate the classical and popular traditions of Iberian music.

More info: http://brookcenter.gc.cuny.edu/projects/foundation-for-iberian-music/

 

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Anna Tonna

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Anna-Tonna Mezzo Soprano Anna Tonna has been described as mezzo heroine who knows how to sing Rossini by the Rossini Gessellschaft and as showing off her warm, secure mezzo-soprano to maximum advantage by the New York Magazine; accolades such as these explain her constant demand as a recitalist and opera singer in both Europe and the Americas. The combination of a highly developed coloratura with a full, balanced, flexible lower register have guaranteed her acclaim as a lyric mezzo, both in familiar roles Rosina, Carmen, Dorabella, as well as in more rare repertoire by Paisiello, Vivaldi, Mascagni, Zandonai and Giordano.

Additionally, Ms. Tonna’s passion for and excellence in the recital genre have garnered her increasing acclaim in both the U.S. and Europe, particularly her path breaking explorations of the repertoire of composers from Spain and Latin America.  Ms. Tonna’s recitals are a source of constant expectation and excitement in New York City, where she has performed at both the Alice Tully Hall and Rose Center of Lincoln Center, Bargemusic, Merkin Hall, New York’s Town Hall, Weil Recital Hall as well as at the Hispanic Society of America, Museum of the History of New York, Italian Cultural Institute and Goethe Haus.  The same excitement greets her appearances in Spain, with performances at the Auditorio Nacional de Madrid, Gran Teatro de Castellón, Gran Teatro de Huelva, as well as the Sala Manuel de Falla at the Palacio de Longorio.  She has collaborated with Casals Festival of Puerto Rico, Festival Iberoamericano de las Artes in Puerto Rico, Música de Cámara, Joy in Singing, Elysium Between Two Continents among others.  Of note amongst the countless such performances are a recital with the Musica Nova Recital Series at SUNY Binghamton, a recital of songs by Latin American composers with North South Consonance in Manhattan, and recitals at the Asociación Rioja Lírica in Logroño (Spain) the Ateneo de Madrid and Barcelona, La casa de la Moneda in Madrid, Teatro Comica-Lírica de Madrid, Fundación Euterpe in León, two editions of the Otoño Cultural Iberoamericano de Huelva and Project Canción Española. Her recital of “Songs of post civil war Spain” at the Fundación Juan March of Madrid was broadcast on Radio Television Española and hailed as “a tour de force” by the Spanish newspaper ABC.  It is to be noted her appearance in June of 2012 at the St. Anton palace in Valletta, the presidential palace of the country of Malta, for a command performance for his Excellency George Abela.   Hispanic Society of America in New York City has featured her in concert for voice, guitar and dance about the life of the Duchess of Alba of Goya in December of 2012.

Ms. Tonna’s artistry has been recognized by the Liederkranz Foundation, The Gerda Lissner Foundation, National Opera Association, BRIO (Bronx Recognizes Its Own) grant from the Bronx Council of the Arts (Bronx Recognizes Its Own), and a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct research in and perform Spanish Art Song in Spain, where she has established a thriving career.   Recordings that have preserved some of these efforts include “Las canciones de Julio Gómez” with pianist Jorge Robaina with discographic label VERSO and España alla Rossini with pianist Emilio González Sanz with discographic label iTinerant Classics.

Upcoming engagements include solo recitals in the Auditorio Nacional de España and Festival de Segovia in Spain as well as the role Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni in New York City.  A native and resident of New York City, Ms. Tonna holds a B.A. in Music from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida and a Masters in Performing Arts from the Mannes College of Music in New York City.

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Borja Mariño

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Marino BorjaPianist accompanist and Musicologist

Spanish born pianist Borja Mariño accomplished his training as vocal coach and opera répétiteur at Madrid’s Teatro Real under the tutelage Mtros. Barton, Bini, Sawyer and Tyteka. Upon his engagement with said theater, he assisted in the preparation of operas and numerous vocal recitals, as well as coaching and performing in Spain’s most important theaters: Teatro de la Zarzuela, Teatros del Canal and Teatro de San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Madrid), Gran Teatre del Liceu (Barcelona), Teatro de la Maestranza (Seville), The Peralada Music Festival (Girona), as well as international festivals such as the Amazonas Opera Festival (Manaus, Brazil) and the Ortiz Tirado Festival in Mexico. Since 2002 he has been engaged as head coach and assistant conductor for Amigos de la Ópera season at A Coruña in Galicia, Spain.

His repertoire encompasses music from the baroque period to 20th century; it includes the vocal repertoire of Mozart, Italian belcanto, Verdi, Wagner, French opera and Puccini, prepared with conductors such as Colin Davis, Lombard, Guingal, Inbal, Carella, Allemandi, Panni, Zedda, Armiliato, Rizzo, Weigle, Petrenko, Khan, Malheiro, Lipton, Wilson, van Beek, King, Spering, Marcon, Gómez Martínez, Ros Marbá, Halffter, Collado, Pons, Albiach, Roa, Vicent, Soler, Coves…

As a pianist collaborator on the stage, he has accompanied luminaries artists of the international opera scene such as C. Vaness, D.Zajick, J. van Dam, L. Nucci, R. Scandiuzzi, M. Devia, D. Dessì, F. Armiliato, M. Berti, S. Carrolli, D. Rancatore, P. Ciofi, M. Giordani, F. Cedolins, R. Leech, D. Graves, R. Hale, S. Larin, E. Marton, D. O’Neill, M. Guleghina, E.M. Westbroeck, L. Vaduva, N. Ansellem, F. de la Mora, F. Casanova, J. Pons, M. Bayo, I. Rey, A. Arteta, A. Blancas, M. Cantarero, N. F. Herrera, C. Gallardo – Domâs, C. Albelo, B. Ford, D. Barcellona, L. Salsi, F. Ellero D’Artegna, C. Colombara, A. Siragusa, E. Grunewald, D. Wilson-Johnson, A. Titus, E. Halfvarson, J. Juon, K. Streit, S. Anthony, J. Lapointe, J.Ph. Lafont, B. Uria-Monzon, E. Coelho…

He toured Spain as musical director of a production of Opera de Fondo La Voix Humaine (Poulenc), as well as creating additional productions for said company such as Zarzuela Hall and a multi disciplinary production about Robert Schumann in his centennial entitled Dichterliebe… und Leben. He performed in the Spanish production of Terrence McNally’s Master Class. As an actor he starred in Divas de Fogones and El pimiento Verdi, the latter directed by Spanish stage director Albert Boadella.

He is the recipient of numerous awards, such as the Jeunesses Musicales (1994) and the piano accompanist award by Young Concert Performer (1998).  He recently was recognized by the Jacinto Guerrero Foundation for his accomplishments as a pianist accompanist in 2013.

Currently on faculty at Madrid’s Escuela Superior de Canto, he coaches singers from Spain, United States, Asia and Europe. He regularly bows at Spain’s most important concert halls and venues, recently with Metropolitan Opera stars mezzo soprano Dolora Zajick and tenor Francisco Casanova.

Other efforts as a pianist collaborator include his collaborations vocal competitions in Spain such as the International vocal competitions in Logroño and Zamora, as well as serving in the jury for the Torneo Internazionale di Musica in Italy. He has imparted courses and played for master voice teachers and presenters at El Escorial, in master classes imparted by Spanish soprano Ana Luisa Chova and Artistic Manager Miguel Lerín (Opera Studio), as well as in the course given by Giancarlo del Monaco at Alcala de Henares University; he is vocal coach to choral programs at La Caixa Foundation as well as the educational outreach programs for the Juan March Foundation in Madrid.

Mariño is an accomplished composer, as well as a musicologist and adviser at several foundations in his native Spain. His interest in the Spanish composer Isaac Albéniz has led to several important accomplishments; among them are his participation in the world première of Albeniz’s Merlin at the Teatro Real of Madrid; acting as vocal coach to Metropolitan opera star Carol Vaness during the recording of Albeniz’s Pepita Jiménez for Deutsche Grammophon; for the occasion of the centenary year of said composer, he directed an evening of works by this composer in the Teatre del Liceu as well as preparing the critical edition of  both of Albeniz’s opera The Magic Opal and Pepita Jiménez, published by Tritó of Barcelona.

Borja Mariño obtained Master Degrees in Piano, Solfege, Chamber Music, Composition and Musicology from the Royal Conservatory of Music (Madrid); his teachers and mentors include Julius Andrejevas, Vladimira Smausova and So Young Moon. He attended the University Perugia (Italy) and obtained certificates in Italian language.

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Carolina Estrada

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caroSpanish-born concert pianist Carolina Estrada enjoys an international career as a soloist, recitalist and chamber music partner in Europe, Asia and Australia. Prestigious musicians, institutions and the audiences have unanimously described her pianism as “highly inspiring and individual, sensitive yet powerful, performance of a true artist!” (Dejan Lazic), “she is an inspiring example in music” (Dinu Lipatti-Clara Haskil Foundation).

Ms. Estrada began her piano studies at the age of four graduating at the Conservatorium of Barcelona by the time she was 18. She made her official orchestral debut aged 21, performing Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in Amsterdam under the batton of Paul Ghun Kim. In the years since, she has appeared as soloist with Symphonic Orchestras in Holland, Spain and Australia. Ms. Estrada most recent performance of Manuel de Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain (May 2015) was highly acclaimed by Australian audiences. In March 2015 she gave the Australian premiere of Granados’ Song of the Stars with conductor Carlos Alvarado in Sydney.

Ms. Estrada has been recipient of many awards. She won her first piano competition at the age of eight, and over the subsequent years was successful in a number of national and international competitions. The Spanish Ministry for Education and Culture; the Catalan Government and the University of Barcelona Foundation Agusti Pere i Pons, have sponsored actively her Hispanic-themed investigations for her Postgraduate Degrees in Amsterdam and Berlin, where she studied with hungarian pianist Laszlo Simon (former student of Claudio Arrau). She has also received the guidance of Ramon Coll, Natalia Ricci, Albert Attenelle and Paul Badura-Skoda.

Her Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A) research received the prestigious George Henderson Award and the Allison Short Scholarship for pianists, a Faculty Merit Postgraduate Award given by the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the University of Sydney in Australia. She is author of a thesis devoted entirely to Enrique Granados and to the analysis of his pedadogical methods and performance. For this, the Spanish Ambassy in Camberra, the Consulate General of Spain and the Cervantes Institute in Sydney, are actively supporting Estrada’s endeavours on the promotion of Spanish music since 2012.

Ms Estrada is invited regularly as Interviwee and her performances have been broadcasted by Australian National Radios (SBS, Fine Music 102.5, ABC classics…) and Spanish National Radios (National Radio of Spain, National Radio of Catalonia, Onda Cero…). She has also released two Cds featuring music of Stranwinsky, Moussorgsky and Shostakovich for two pianos. She is currently working in a project to record the complete solo piano works of Enrique Granados for the label Iberia Classics.

Faculty member and artist in international festivals and universities, such as the Festival Internacional de Musica de Tarragona (2008), Academia Internacional de Musica de Solsona, AIMS (2009), Encuentros Españoles Festival at the Sydney University (2012-2013), the Barcelona Festival of Song (2013-2014), established as the most important festival dedicated to study & promote the Latin-American & Iberian Vocal repertoire in Spanish, Portuguese & Catalan. Producer, performing artist and conference speaker at International Festivals and Symposiums on Spanish Music, such as the the Barcelona Piano Festival (2012), University of Melbourne (2012), University of Sydney (2013-2015), Festival Internacional de Musica de Tecla Española, FIMTE (2014),etc. Convenor and moderator of music debates and discussions in Spain and Australia with eminent personalities and specialists of Iberian Music for piano, such the Barcelona Piano Festival round table in 2012. Press Conference Speaker at Seminar and Festivals such as the X International Music Seminar Cervera-Jorda, Lleida and the Center for Research in Barcelona

Carolina Estrada has served as piano teacher and examiner in Conservatoriums and Universities, such as Reus Conservatorium of Music (Spain), Sultan Qaboos University (Middle East), Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the University of New England (Australia). She is currently based in Tokyo and in demand in International Festivals, Conservatories and Universities.

 

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Daniel Abad Casanova

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Born in 1978 in Aspe (Spain), Daniel Abad Casanova is considered one of the most promising Spanish conductors. He is currently the Music Director of Comunidad Valenciana Chamber Orchestra, the one that has carried out numerous concerts with great success of critique and publicly.

Daniel Abad Casanova has an in-depth academic education: studied Piano at the Conservatoire of Music of Alicante and Orchestra Conducting and Choir Conducting at the Conservatoire of Music of Valencia , and further expanded studies with Neil Thomson and John Farrer in the Royal School of Music (London ) and with Jorma Panula in Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt (Weimar).

The range of his repertoire includes all kinds of works and styles, from early music through to cutting edge contemporary scores.

Amongst the conducted orchestras are Youth Baroque Orchestra of Comunidad Valenciana, The New Professionals Orquestra (London), Jena Philarmoniker (Germany), Filarmónica “Oltenia” Craiova (Romania), Ciutat d’Elx Symphonic Orchestra, Symphonic Orchestra of Teatro Chapí, etc…

Likewise he has conducted Federacion de Sociedades Musicales de la C. Valenciana Symphonic Band and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Symphonic Band.

He has worked with prestigious musicians such as Manuel Ausensi, Antonio Gandía, Simón Orfila, Sandra Pastrana, Aurelio Gabaldón, Alicia García, Carmen Romeu, María Macià, Monserrat Martí, etc…

As an operatic and zarzuela conductor, Daniel Abad Casanova has conducted performances like Julio Caesare, Carmen, L’elisir d’amore, Cavalleria Rusticana, La Traviata, La Revoltosa, La Boda de Luis Alonso, etc.

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Douglas Riva

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douglas rivaAmerican pianist DOUGLAS RIVA has gained international recognition for his “profound knowledge of Spanish music” (La Vanguardia, Barcelona). No less an authority than the distinguished Spanish composer Xavier Montsalvatge has described Mr. Riva as “an exceptional pianist.” Mr. Riva’s interpretations of the works of Enrique Granados (1867-1916), in particular, have earned him a place as one of this composer’s leading exponents worldwide. In the words of El País (Madrid) Mr. Riva is “one of the principal apostles of Granados’ music.” And according to Natalia Granados, the composer’s daughter, “Mr. Riva knows everything relating to my father to perfection.”

In recognition of Mr. Riva’s credentials as a Granados exponent, Naxos initiated a series of his recordings of the complete piano works of Granados. Six compact discs of the series have been released as of January 2003. Spanish critics writing in Scherzo praised Mr. Riva’s interpretation of Granados’ masterpiece as “belonging to the privileged class of the very best versions of Goyescas.” London’s The Guardian described Vol. 3 of the series as “a totally compelling performance [that] demands to be heard.”

Douglas Riva is the Assistant Director of the 18 volume critical edition of the Complete Works for Piano of Enrique Granados, directed by Alicia de Larrocha and published by Editorial Boileau, Barcelona, 2001. The de Larrocha-Riva edition contains the DLR catalogue, the first complete catalogue of Granados’ piano works.

An active recitalist, Mr. Riva has performed at the White House and at Carnegie Hall and has recorded numerous programs for television and radio in Brazil, Spain, Portugal, Holland, and the United States. He gave the first United States performance of a newly discovered Scarlatti Sonata at the National Gallery of Art and the world premiere of Gazebo Dances by John Corigliano at the Conservatorio Superior de Música, Barcelona.

In 1996 Mr. Riva presented a critically acclaimed cycle of concerts in homage to Granados on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the composer’s death including the World Premiere of 27 works at the Juan March Foundation, Madrid. In addition, Mr. Riva gave other World Premiere performances of numerous works for piano and chamber ensemble by Enrique Granados during concerts in London, New York, Barcelona, and Boston. During a concert tour of Brazil he was chosen to inaugurate a new concert hall–“Sala Fernando Coelho” in Belo Horizonte. The Brazilian press applauded his “virtuosity” (O Popular) and his “great ability to communicate with the public” (Diário da Tarde).

Douglas Riva started his musical education at the age of nine, studying both the piano and the flute. He began his professional career at the age of sixteen as the Principal Flutist of the El Paso (Texas) Symphony Orchestra. Later, devoting himself exclusively to the piano, he continued his studies at the Juilliard School and New York University, studying with Adele Marcus and Eugene List. As a recipient of an award from the Beebe Fund, Mr. Riva studied at the Academia Marshall, founded by Granados in Barcelona.

Mr. Riva is the author of two popular piano methods and has been invited to contribute articles for Grove Dictionary of Opera, Diccionario de la música española, Opera News, Sheet Music, Revista de Catalunya, Keyboard Classics, The Pianola Journal, and the Catalan Review. He is a Contributing Editor of Piano Today.

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Elisenda Fabregas

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FabregasChugyeMediumCatalan/American composer Elisenda Fábregas has been praised for writing with an “imaginatively colored … idiom” (The New York Times) and for possessing an “individuality [which] shows through in yearning dissonances, quirky juxtapositions of thematic material and a pervasive sensuality not unlike that of her native Barcelona” (San Antonio Express News). Fabregas’s music has been described as “complex and haunting” (The Washington Post) with abundant “expressive long lines and gorgeous lyricism” (NATS Journal), and for having “an emotionally compelling aura” (The New Mexican News) and a “marvelous sense of progression and development” (American Music Teacher Magazine). In occasion of winning the MTNA Shepherd Distinguished Composer Award in the year 2000, the American Teacher Magazine praised Fábregas for writing with a unique perspective comparing her to the “The Man with a Blue Guitar” (1937) in the Wallace Stevens’s poem: “Fabregas is one gifted with a blue guitar. Her tunes are beyond us, yet ourselves. Indeed they are tunes of things exactly as they are.” Fábregas music covers a wide range of states, from “dreamlike images … and illusive rhythms and harmonies that permeate misty settings” [as in the piano solo ‘Hommage a Mozart,‘] to music described as “notable in its sturdy and arresting generative themes” with “motoric, muscular, exciting fast movements” (San Antonio Express News.)

Elisenda Fábregas’ music has been widely performed throughout the world, including The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C.; Merkin Concert Hall and Joyce Theater in New York City;Bargemusic in Brooklyn; the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society; the Tapiola Sinfonietta Concert Seriesin Finland; International Music Festival of Sitges (“Concerts de Mitjanit”) in Spain; Musical Festival of the Hamptons (NY); Embassy Series (Washington D.C.); Seoul Arts Center Recital Hall , Seoul; Lansing Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Series, Michigan; Cactus Pear Music Festival (Texas); KWCMS Chamber Music Series in Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada; Land’s End Chamber Music Society of Calgary, Canada ; the Bodensee International Music Festival and Sanssouci Musikfestpiele in Potsdam, Germany;United Nations Conference in Beijing, China; La Salle Cortot, Paris; Ibero American Institute in Berlin; and WDR Cologne Radio (“Nachtmusik” live). Her compositions are published by Alphonse Leduc & Cie.(Paris), Friedrich Hofmeister Musick Verlag (Germany), Southern Music Co., and Hidden Oaks Music Co.; her music is recorded on Haenssler RecordsAlbany RecordsCentaur RecordsNCA (New Classical Adventure), and Leonarda Productions. She has been commissioned by the San Antonio International Piano Competition, Texas Music Teachers Association, Dale Warland Singers, Maria Benitez Spanish Dance Co., Santa Fe Orchestra, Wonju Philharmonic, Cassatt Quartet, Marina Piccinini, Meininger-Trio, Eric Himy, Tallon S. Perkes, Virtuoso Ensemble (Seoul), and by numerous chamber groups and soloists. In 2000, Elisenda received the Shepherd Distinguished Composer of the Year Award from the Music Teachers National Association in Washington D.C.

Highlights of the forthcoming season include a premiere of her Symphony No. 1for Symphonic Band at L’Auditori de Barcelona on February 9, 2014, by the Banda Municipal de Musica de Barcelona with Maestro Youngmin Park. The other highlight is the premiere of her Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello, Piano and Orchestra by the Trio Nova Mundi and Atlanta Virtuosi in the Fall of 2014.

On July 13, 2013, Goyescas for flute, viola and piano was performed by Roberto Alvarez, flute, and othe members of the Singapore Philharmonic at their Chamber Music Series. The Meininger trio presented Voces de mi tierra and Colores Andaluces at the Hohenloher Kultursommer 2013 (Germany). Other highlights of 2013 include performances of The Flaming Rock in Texas by the Cassatt Quartet and the Allegro Chorale & Orchestra;Voces de mi tierra at the Women Composers Festival of Hartford, and the Nova Mundi Trio; and performances of Mirage and Homenatge a Mompou for piano in Hong Kong.

Recent premieres and performances in 2012 include the world premiere of Caminos del duende for marimba and four percussionists at the Seoul Arts Center by the group 4Plus on July 21, 2012, and an additional performance at the International Percussion Festival of Seoul (IPFS) on July 25; performances of Voces de mi tierra at the Lansing Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Series (October 28, 2012), and of Voices of the rainforest in Freiburg (Germany) by the Trio Quer-Strich, and by the Land’s End Chamber Ensemble (November 23, 2012) in Calgary, Canada. Elisenda’s work Gacelas de amor for soprano (or mezzo), flute and pianowill be available from Friedrich Hofmeister at the end of 2012; and a recording of Colores Andaluces for cello and piano was just released on the NCA label by the Meininger-Trio. The world premiere of Retorn a la terra , with the same instrumentation as Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale, by the Virtuoso Ensemble under the direction of Unai Urrecho at the Hwaseong Arts Center in Hwaseong, South Korea, on May 26, 2012; the orchestral premiere of Terra Mater (2011) for symphony orchestra by the Wonju Philharmonic and conductor Young-Min Park on October 20, 2011. A recording of Colores Andaluces for cello and piano was just released by the Meininger-Trio on NCA New Classical Adventure. Other highlights of the 2011 season included the release on Haenssler Records by the Meininger-Trio of Voices of the rainforest for flute, cello & piano (2007) as well as music by Chen Yi and Libby Larsen; a performance of Voices of the Rainforest (2007) by the Meininger-Trio at MusikfestStuttgart (Germany) on August 31, 2011; three performance of Voices opf the rainforest by the Marsyas Trio in England; two performances of Goyescas by the Ensemble Gaudi in Maon and Terrassa (Spain); and several performance of Andante appassionato for flute by Barbara H. Williams in South-Africa.

Highlights of the 2010 season included a performance of Goyescas for flute, viola & piano at L’Auditori de la Pedrera Caixa Catalunya by Ensemble Gaudi in Barcelona in August 2010; and a performance of Homenaje a MompouCactus Pear Music Festival (Texas) for piano at the Festival of Song in Barcelona by pianist Max Lifchitz in early July. Max Lifchitz did the New York premiere of this work in April of 2010. In May 2010, Voces de mi tierra for flute, cello & piano was performed at the Tapiola Sinfonietta Concert Series in Finland. Other performances of Voces de mi tierra took place at Bargemusic (Brooklyn) by the NeoLit Ensemble; at the VII Festival Unicaja -“Las Musicas del Siglo XX-XXI” in Almeria, Spain, by the NeoArs Sonora Ensemble; broadcast concerts in Ontario,Canada, by the Exorior Duo; and over a dozen performances by the Davanti Trio,Terzetta Trio, and Kathryn Master in the US.

Highlights of the 2009 season included the premiere of Gacelas de amor for soprano, flute and piano based on poetry by Federico Garcia Lorca, a work written for and commissioned by male soprano Jörg Waschinski and flutist Christiane Meininger, at the Center for International Light Art in Unna (Germany)Goyescas for flute, viola and piano premiered at the Festival Internacional (Concerts de Mitjanit) de Musica de Sitges by Ensemble Gaudi ; the original score of Goyescas for flute & guitar was written and premiered by Marina Piccinini and guitarist Emanuele Segre at The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society ; and the New York premiere of the Flaming Rock for choir and string quartet by the Cassatt Quartet and Cantori New York.

Highlights of the 2008 season included the premiere of Voices of the rainforest for flute, cello & piano (2008) written for the Meininger-Trio at Nachtmusik – WDR Broadcasting Station in Cologne (Germany) and at the Berlin Ibero-American Institute (in collaboration with the Spanish Embassy in Berlin) and Oro Verde (Tropical Rainforest Foundation); the premiere of theThe Flaming Rock (2008) for choir and string quartet, commissioned by the Allegro-Chorale & Orchestra and the Cassatt String Quartet in Odessa and Midland, TX; the premiere of Homenaje a Mompou (2007), commissioned by Dutch pianist Marcel Worms in commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of Federico Mompou’s death, which received multiple performances in Holland and the U.S. in November 2007 and January-February 2008. Other performances in the 2007-08 season included over twenty performances of Voces de mi tierra (2003) by the Murali Trio in Belgium and The Netherlands; The Season Chamber Players in the Northeast, U.S.; Trio Noir in Augsburg, Germany; and The Cactus Pear Music Festival in San Antonio and Boerne, TX. Additional performances by the Toki Ensemble at the Donnell Library Center Auditorium in New York City; the Annabella Gonzalez Dance Company; cellist Larissa Groeneveld in Hollad; St. Bart’s Concert Series, NYC; CRR Konser Salonu in Instanbul, Turkey; McGill University in Montreal, CA; National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) in Providence, RI; and concerts in several cities in Germany. In March of 2007 Elisenda was the composer in residence at the Taos Chamber Music Group Concert Series.

Highlights of the 2006-07 season included over thirty performances of Hommage a Mozart, a piano piece commissioned by Eric Himy commemorating the 250th Anniversary of Mozart’s birth. This work was premiered at La Salle Cortot in Paris and later at the Norris Arts Center in Chicago; The Music Festival of the Hamptons; Les Moments Musicaux de Notre Dame in Marseille; the KWCMS Chamber Music Series in Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada; Concert Theatre des Varietes de Monaco; the Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts in Muskegon, MI; Soirees Musicales in Dayton, OH; the Embassy Series in Washington D.C., as well as additional performances in Prague, Buffalo, Oregon, Utah, Philadelphia, North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia and Texas. Subsequently Hommage a Mozart was recorded by Eric Himy on the Centaur label and it is published by Friedrich Hofmeister Musik Verlag in Germany.

Other performances of Elisenda’s music were conducted at the 2006 NATS in Miami; the Chautaqua Institute in NY; 2006 National Society of Composers and College Music Society in Texas; 2006 International Alliance for Women in Music in Miami; 2006 ASTA/NSOA National Conference in Kansas City; Westminster Choir College, NJ; and SOLI Chamber Music Series in San Antonio, TX. Her work Colores Andaluces for cello & piano was premiered at the 2006 Celloherbst Festival in Germany by cellist Francoise Groben and at the CRR Konser Salonu in Instanbul, Turkey, on February 2007.

Elisenda Fábregas was born in 1955 in Terrassa, Barcelona, and received extensive training as a pianist at the Barcelona Conservatory. In 1978, she came to the United States as a Post-Doctoral Fulbright scholar and earned a masters degree from The Juilliard School and a doctorate from Columbia University Teachers College. She began composing at The Juilliard School in 1985, working with several dance companies and choreographers in New York City, including Jerome Robbins, Hector Zaraspe, Janet Soares and Anna Sokolow. Her start as a composer was in 1986, when The Maria Benitez Spanish Dance Company commissioned her to write Reflexiones for solo piano, and was premiered at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C., the Joyce Theater in New York, followed by numerous performances throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe.

As a pianist, she has performed throughout Spain, England, Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, and the United States, appearing in Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Carnegie Recital Hall, and The Joyce Theater in New York City, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., The United Nations Conference in Beijing, The Place Theater in London, Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona, and the Manuel de Falla International Festival in Granada, Spain.

In her New York debut in Carnegie Recital Hall she was praised by Tim Page of The New York Times as having “… fluid technique and a poet’s command of musical shading.” She has also performed live on WQXR-FM “New York Spotlight”, WNYC-FM “Around New York”, and the Voice of America.

Elisenda was awarded in 2011 a Doctoral degree (DMA) in composition at The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. From February 2010 to 2013 she was a Visiting Professor at the Chugye University for the Arts in Seoul where she resides. Currently She is in the Composition Faculty of Ewha Womans University in Seoul and an Invited Professor of Music at Kyung-Hee University Humanitas College.

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Iberian & Klavier, Piano Duo

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I&K formed by pianists Laura Sierra and Manuel Tévar was founded in 2009 aiming at interpreting and promoting the Spanish four-hand piano heritage born in the Baroque period, through Romanticism, Nationalism and the 20th and 21st centuries.  In April 2014 the duo released their first CD featuring pieces by Fauré, Ravel, Piazzolla, Falla and Mompou. In February 2016 I&K present “ En la aldea” their second recording project playing pieces by Granados, Schubert, Mozar t and Bach, recorded i n Wienerkonzerthaus at Viena by the producer Georg Burdicek and the executive production of Felix Alarcón. I&K have performed in well-known halls and festivals in the United Kingdom, France, Portugal, Italy, United States and inside Spain. Their performances have always been highly regarded both by critics and the audience. In June 2015 I&K was presented by the Gabarrón Foundation at Carnegie Hall in New York to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the inclusion of Spain in the UN. For the upcoming season 2016-17 the duo will continue to perform internationally both at recitals and as soloists with orchestras in Europe, Asia and United Stated. I&K are regularly invited to participate in international juries and master classes.

Laura Sierra Ginebra (1989)

International concert pianist and director of the “L´Atelier de musique” music school in Madrid. Laura Sierra is one today’s most promising young pianists. She has performed in Lisbon (Palacio de Foz), Paris, London, New York (Silvia Fuhrman Auditorium ONU) and at some of Spain’s most important concert halls and festivals such as the International Music Festival in Segovia, Festival Isaac Albéniz de Camprodón, ‘Summer Classics’ in the Community of Madrid and the Lienzo Norte Music Festival, Spaincellence. International Contemporary music Festival of Madrid (Teatros del Canal). She has been a soloist with the Madrid Sinonietta Orchestra and with the ECDA Youth Orchestra at venues such as the Auditorio Nacional de Música de Madrid, Palau de la Música de Valencia, Miguel Delibes Auditorium in Valladolid, the Auditorio de Torrent and L’Église de la Madeleine in Paris.

Laura Sierra does important work disseminating 20th and 21st century Spanish music. She has premièred and performed works by composers such as Consuelo Díez, Andrés Valero, Manuel Seco, Sebastián Mariné, Manuel Tévar, Santiago Lanchares and Beatriz Arzamendi. Mrs. Sierra has recorded two discography projects and she is preparing upcoming Cd´s with I&K and alone. She started her studies with teacher Pilar García and completed her advanced studies in Piano and Piano Teaching with Julián López Gimeno at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid, receiving the highest grades and specialising in performance of Spanish contemporary music for piano with Sebastián Mariné. She has also received master classes from teachers such as Eldar Nebolsin, Claudio Martínez-Mehner, Ana Guijarro, Eliane Reyes and Matti Raekallio among others. She is a founder member of the Iberian & Klavier duo with pianist Manuel Tévar and has performed concerts in venues and festivals in Spain, Europe and the United States. Laura is currently getting ready to record of her first album with Tévar in April 2014. In July 2014 she was guest piano teacher for the Academia op.74 International Music Academies in Flaine, France and and in Italy, since 2015 invited by Association Accart International Summer Masterclasses (San Gemini). She currently teaching and performing and is working on her first album for solo piano, featuring works by M. Falla, R. Schumann, X. Montsalvatge, J. Turina and M. Tévar. For the 2015-2016 and 16-17 season, Laura Sierra has engagements as a pianist in the United States, Belarus, Europe, Asia and Spain.

Manuel Tévar Madrid (1980)

Among others he has conducted Luxembourg Chamber Orchestra , YUNE Youth United Nations Ensemble , Academia Quadrivium Sonorae Baroque Ensemble , a n d Cardenal Cisneros Universitary Orchestra. He is a piano professor in Teresa Berganza Conservatory of Madrid, professor in Cardenal Cisneros University and artistic director of the International course of Segovia . Artistic director of Spaincellence International Summer Academy Of Music y Lienzo Norte Music Festival. Since 2014 artistic director and founder of Atlántida Musi-k Project Tévar is frequently invited to give master classes and courses as a pianist, pedagogue and composer, in France , Flaine Academia op.74 , and in Italy, Association Accart International Summer Masterclasses (San Gemini) As a pianist he obtained international awards as a soloist and chamber music player too, his interpretations of spanish and contemporany music being highly respected. As a composer at the age of just 15 years old, he wins the first prize with his piece “Escenas de la Puebla de Cazalla” for a solo piano. In 2006 he gets the prestigious award of the Royal Adademy of Fine Arts In 2007 he won the third prize of The Royal Academy of Art and History of San Damaso. In 2008 he wins the composition prize awarded by Jacinto e Inocencio Guerreo Fundation . Also, in 2008 he obtains the Special Mention in the III Amics del Liceo Fundaction Award, premiered in Barcelona. He has been edited by Rivera, Dasí, Boileau, Guerrero´s Fundation and recorded by Verso´s Label and Itinerant classics. His pieces has been premiered in Spain, Nueva York, París, London and Belgium. www.manueltevar.com Pianist, composer, pedagogue and conductor. Royal Academy of Fine Arts Award in 2006 (Spain). Manuel Tévar stands as one of the most outstanding musicians of his generation. As a pianist he combines his activity as a soloist with chamber music concerts, he is the founder of the Iberian & Klavier piano duet with the pianist Laura Sierra, and have appeared in major concert halls and Festivals in Spain, Europe and the United States, getting good reviews and the best public appreciation. He is preparing the first duet’s discography project for the end of 2012. In 2015-16 and 16-17 seasons Tévar has commitments as a conductor and as a pianist in the U.S., South America, Europe and Asia.

 

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Joan Marti-Frasquier

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Baritone – Saxophone

I consider myself a dynamic musician. I feel most involved in nowadays music and I am always open to new artistic experiences.

After graduating in Barcelona I continued my studies with Christophe Bois at the Conservatory of Bourges, Philippe Braquart at the Conservatory of Montpellier and Damien Royannais at the Conservatory of Limoges with the best marks. This experience has very much marked my professional career.

I have given the premiere of more than thirty works with my baritone saxophone (solo, with electronics, for woodwind trio, saxophone quartet, etc) by Joan Bagés, José Luís Campana, Sergio Fidemraizer, Timothy Harenda, Ramon Humet, Joan Arnau Pàmies and Enric Riu among other composers.

I am member of the “Association Bar&Co” that deals with the baritone saxophone development in classical and contemporary music. I have got started interdisciplinary projects including outstanding works from its repertoire: COLOURS (music and visual arts), 21th CENTURY MUSIC FOR BARITONE SAXOPHONE and recently BLOW YOUR DREAMS (with video-artists collective Blow Factory).

My intense activity has taken me to different festivals and outstanding events in countries in West Europe such as Classical:NEXT (Vienna, Austria), 49th Festival Internacional de Música y Danza (Granada), 24th International Festival Narciso Yepes (Ordino, Andorra), 29th Europaisches Konzert (Uster, Switzerland), Rencontres Internationales autour du Saxophone Baryton ( Ambazac, France), the Andorra Sax-Fest (Andorra), the Aveiro Sax-Fest (Portugal), T.I.M. (Rome, Italy), World Saxophone Congress in València (Spain) and Saint-Andrews (Scotland) among others.

Press Releases:

“The impeccable technique and malleability of baritone saxophonist Joan Martí-Frasquier put the touch of excellence”. Revista Musical Catalana, digital edition (2013.12.17)

 “We were touched by the faultless and emotive performance of the young saxophonist Joan Martí­”. Revista Musical Catalana, nº 248 pg. 28 (June 2005)

 

Read more on my website: www.joanmf.com

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Maria Luisa Morales

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Harpsichordist and scholar LUISA MORALES specializes in Spanish keyboard music. She has given concerts as a soloist in Europe, the United States , Canada , Morocco, Mexico, Costa Rica and South America often under the auspices of the Spanish Embassy and the Department of Cultural and Scientific Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She has published articles in music magazines and has taught courses and given lectures on Spanish keyboard music at several European and American universities and centers (Edinburgh University, National Music Museum Vermillion USA, Riverside-Los Angeles California University, Harmoniques-Lausanne, Magnano International Symposium, AMIS conference, FIMTE…). In 1983 she won the Colemán and José Miguel Ruiz Morales prizes for interpreting Spanish music. From 1980 to 1990 she studied in Paris and Amsterdam under Rafael Puyana and Ton Koopman.

Recent publications include the books (ed.) Pre-Iberia: From Masarnau to Albéniz (2010), Domenico Scarlatti in Spain (2009), Five Centuries of Spanish Keyboard Music (2007) , Claves y pianos españoles: interpretación y repertorio hasta 1830 (2003), Obras para tecla del siglo XVIII MM. de San Pedro de las Dueñas (1997), and articles in the music journals 18th century Music review (2006 and 2008), De Clavicordio (2004), Nassarre (1996, 1997, 1999, 2002), Revista de Musicología (2000, 2002). She has been reviewer for Oxford University Press Currents in Latin American & Iberian Music Series and a contributor as recording reviewer of the electronic Spanish music magazine Mundoclasico.com

Luisa Morales has recorded as a soloist the CD “Musica Sorprendente” (Caskabel) a World Première of unwknown 18 th century music from a Spanish benedictin convent, and “Scarlatti and Soler in London ” recorded at the Kirckman harpsichord of the National Music Museum.

Recent presentations include a duo concert together with Miklós Spanyi in Lausanne’s Harmoniques International Conference, featuring Soler concertos for two keyboard instruments on the Stein vis-à-vis harpsichord and fortepiano (1777), and several recitals in USA with Spanish Dancer Cristóbal Salvador, including the Conference of the AMIS and Galpin Society in Vermillion, South Dakota on the Museum’s Kirckman harpsichord (1798), Spain, Central America, Rabat and Tánger.

In 2006 she organized the 1st Global Scarlatti Marathon “Scarlathon”, all the sonatas of Scarlatti were played in one day time by more than 200 performers, in Europe and the Americas.

Luisa Morales is the organizer of the international online tribute C@BEZÓN500 to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the birth of the famous blind Spanish musician Antonio de Cabezón (1510-2010). This is the result of a joint effort by professional musicians, record labels, music students and amateur musicians who have got together to make all of Cabezón’s works available online over the course of this fifth centennial year. During this Luisa Morales is the founder and director of FIMTE, the International Festival of Spanish Keyboard Music.

…Her playing has tremendous forward drive, particularly effective in the Soler which never palls here…Morales makes full use of the Kirckman’s broad palette of colours…giving full rein to its extrovert personality, which suits her choice of sonatas admirably, particularly, those of Soler.

(Noel O’Regan, Early Music Review, London April 2008)

…There was certainly no participant who did not thrill to the recital of 18 th century Spanish music by Luisa Morales on original instruments…Interest was even heightened when she was joined at the conclusion by dancer Cristobal Salvador who employed traditional folk dance steps plus castanets while Luisa played Scarlatti Sonatas… ( David Pickett , Historical Keyboard Society Newsletter , USA June 2003)

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Salvador Brotons

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Dr. Salvador Brotons was born into in a Barcelona family of musicians. He studied flute with his father and continued his studies at the Barcelona Conservatory of Music, obtaining superior titles in flute, composition and orchestra conducting. In 1985 he was awarded a Fulbright scholarship and moved to the United States where he received his Doctorate in Music from Florida State University. He has been a student of X. Monsalvatge and R. Johnson in composition, and A. Ros-Marbà and P. Spurgeon in conducting.

From 1977 to 1985 he was principal flute of the Orquestra del Teatre del Liceu de Barcelona (opera orchestra), and a member of the Orquestra Ciutat de Barcelona (1981-1985). As a composer, Brotons has written over 80 pieces mainly for orchestra and chamber groups. He has received fifteen composition awards including the Spanish National Orchestra Award (1977) for his Four Pieces for Strings, the Golden Youth Award (1980), and the City of Barcelona Award (in 1983 for his First Symphony and in 1986 for Absences for narrator and orchestra), the Southeastern Composers League Award for his Sinfonietta da Camera (1986), The Madison University Flute Choir Composition Award (1987) for his Flutes Suite, and the Queen Sofia Prize (1991) for hisVirtus for orchestra.

Brotons has received many commissions, among which are his opera in two acts, “Reverend Everyman” (Florida State University, 1989), “Sonata da Concerto” for trumpet and band (University of Wyoming, 1992), “Commemorativa” for orchestra (RTVE Orchestra, Spain, “Concerto for Flute and Orchestra” (Conferenza dil Mediterraneo, Sicily-Italy, 1997), his musical in two acts, “Before Silence” (Generalitat de Catalunya, 1998), “Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra” (Cervantes Foundation of Warsaw, Poland, 1999), and the “Woodwind Quintet No. 3” (University of Arizona, 2000).

Several of his pieces have been published and recorded on CD in Europe and the USA under labels such as EMI, Auvidis, Albany Records, Claves, RNE, etc.

Salvador Brotons was Assistant Conductor of the Florida State University Symphony Orchestra (1986-1987), Music Director and Conductor of the Oregon Sinfonietta (1990-1993), the Mittleman Jewish Community Orchestra (1989-1991), and the Portland State University Symphony Orchestra (1987- 1997). He also taught counterpoint, orchestra conducting, music history and music literature at Portland State University. In the summer he teaches in and directs the “XXI Century Music Festival” held on the island of Minorca.

He has been the Conductor and Music Director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (WA) since 1991. He is also the Conductor and Music Director of the Vallès Symphony Orchestra in his native Barcelona and the Balearic Islands Symphony Orchestra in Palma de Mallorca.

Brotons has been invited to guest-conduct many orchestras around the world. He has had guest- conducting assignments with the Radio Prague Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of South Africa, the Raanana Symphonette in Israel, the Moscou Virtuosi, the Blue Lake Festival Orchestra, the Columbia Symphony, the York Symphony Orchestra in Pennsylvania, the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, the RTVE Orchestra in Spain, the Orquestra de la Comunidad de Madrid, the Asturias Orchestra, the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Liceu in Barcelona.

He combines an intense schedule as orchestra conductor with composition commissions.

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Shizuka Shimoyama

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Pianist and Musicologist

Graduated from Toho Gakuen School of Music; next finished the post graduate course of the Chamber music. There she studied under Kyoko Ogawa, Henriette Puig=Roget, Kazuoki Fujii and many other performers or music specialists and educators. She participated in the Master Classes and Music Festivals in Europe, (in Italy, Austria, Belgium, France, Holland, Italy and Spain), studied under Cristian Ivaldi, Pierre Pontier, Jose Francisco Alonso, Maria Curcio etc.

1999 she went to Spain as an overseas fellow of art dispatched by the Japan Agency for Cultural Affairs, and in Madrid studied under Rosa Maria Kucharski who was the director of EPTA España. There she investigated many important Spanish composers and obtained their works as repertoire, among them acquired all composition for piano of Joaquín Rodrigo should be notable. After that studied in the Academia Marshall of Barcelona under the admirable pianist Alicia de Larrocha, Carmen Bravo, Carlota Garriga etc. She was invited to play in Madrid, Barcelona, Aranjuez, Liège etc.

She has played for many TV programs of NHK of Japan, also played for the radio NHK-FM, Radio-France etc. In the memorial year of Mozart (2006) she was invited to Sendai Classic Festival and played 13 piano sonatas, Rondo, etc. In the “Chopin year”(2010) played in the Aria concert titled “Universe of Chopin” of La Folle Journeé in Tokyo.

Chamber music is also one of her important activities; she has played with Czech Trio, Wien Virtuoso, Czech Philharmonic Sextet, Stefan Hussong, Mario Hossen, Lutovít Kanta, Rubén Simeó etc.

She released 5 discs (“Aranjuez ~ Shizuka Shimoyama Piano Recital ~” , “Fandango ~ Shizuka plays Iberian Baroque ~”, “PERLA ~ My Favorites Mozart ~ “ “Homenaje a Albéniz”, “Mompou Preludes & Poulenc Nocturnes” ) and all of them obtained very good criticism, especially mentioning the sense of rhythm and quality of the sound, melting balance of intelligence and emotion. In March of 2015 her next CD titled “Chopiniana” (works of Óscar Esplá, H.Villa=Lobos, D.de.Séverac and Federico Mompou) will be released. Now she presides some unique concerts like “Iberian Chamber Music Series”, introducing chamber music of Spain and Latin America.

She is a part-time lecturer and instructor of Toho Gakuen School of Music, the University of Tokyo.

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Walter Aaron Clark

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Walter Aaron Clark received his doctorate in musicology from UCLA (1992), where he wrote his dissertation under the guidance of the late Robert M. Stevenson. He also holds performance degrees in classical guitar from the North Carolina School of the Arts (B.M.), where he studied with Jesús Silva and performed in a master class with Andrés Segovia; and the University of California, San Diego (M.A.), where he was a student of Pepe Romero. Clark studied early music with lutenist Jürgen Hübscher and concertized in Germany for two years on a Fulbright grant (1984-86). Before coming to UCR, he was on the faculty at the University of Kansas for ten years, having previously taught various courses at Scripps and Pomona Colleges, California State University, Long Beach, and UCLA.

Prof. Clark’s specialty is the music of Spain and Latin America, and he is the founder/director of the Center for Iberian and Latin American Music at the University of California, Riverside. He is the series editor for Oxford University Press’s Currents in Latin American and Iberian Music, editor-in-chief for the Ibero-American area ofGrove Music Online, and he also serves on the editorial boards of Revista de Musicología, Monumentos de la música española, and Música em contexto. His research has appeared in The Musical QuarterlyRevista de MusicologíaJournal of the Lute Society of AmericaSoundboard MagazineÓpera ActualPianoInter-American Music ReviewRevista de la Fundación Juan MarchAnuario MusicalThe New Grove Dictionary of OperaThe New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (2nd ed.), Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart (2nd ed.), The New Grove Dictionary of American Music, and the Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music (forthcoming). He is the author of Isaac Albéniz: A Guide to Research (Garland, 1998) and Isaac Albéniz: Portrait of a Romantic(Oxford, 1999; paperback, 2002), also available in Spanish translation (Turner, 2002). His book Enrique Granados: Poet of the Piano (Oxford, 2006; paperback 2011) won the 2006 Robert M. Stevenson Award in Iberian musicology from the American Musicological Society. He is the contributing editor of From Tejano to Tango: Latin American Popular Music (Routledge, 2002) and contributing co-editor (with Luisa Morales) of Antes de Iberia: de Masarnau a Albéniz (Asociación Cultural LEAL, 2009). In 2009, he edited a special issue of The Musical Quarterly devoted to Latin America. He has published research on topics as diverse as the lute and vihuela intabulations of Josquin’s Mille Regretz; Isaac Albéniz’s opera Merlin; the Hollywood musicals of Carmen Miranda; the choral, stage, and piano works of Enrique Granados; the guitar music of Fernando Sor, Francisco Tárrega, and Federico Moreno Torroba; choral music in nineteenth-century Ibero-America; and contemporary music in Latin America. He was the 1992 recipient of the Ralph Vaughan Williams Research Fellowship in England, and his work on the opera Riders to the Sea appeared in Vaughan Williams Essays, edited by Byron Adams and Robin Wells (Ashgate, 2003); he also contributed an essay to Música y cultura en la Edad de Plata, 1915-1939, edited by María Nagore, Leticia Sánchez de Andrés, and Elena Torres (ICCMU, 2009), as well as a chapter on the Philippines and Ibero-America to Nineteenth-Century Choral Music, edited by Donna Di Grazia (Routledge, 2012). He has published reviews in American MusicJournal of Musicological ResearchNineteenth-Century Music ReviewFIMTE JournalMusic & LettersHispanic Review, and Notes of the Music Library Association; he also served as a contributing editor to the Handbook of Latin American Studies. In addition, he has written liner notes for Hyperion, Naxos, DGG, BIS, Tritó, EMEC, and Decca. He has read papers at numerous conferences in Europe, Australia, and throughout the U.S.

Prof. Clark’s most recent projects have included co-authoring (with William Krause) Federico Moreno Torroba: A Musical Life in Three Acts (Oxford, 2013); preparing the first-ever edition of Granados’s Catalan opera Follet(Tritó, 2013); co-editing (with Michael O’Connor) and contributing to a collection entitled Treasures of the Golden Age: Essays on Music of the Iberian and Latin American Renaissance in Honor of Robert M. Stevenson(Pendragon, 2012); and serving as contributing editor (with Robin Moore, managing editor) of the groundbreaking textbook Musics of Latin America (W. W. Norton, 2012). He is presently working on a second edition of his Guide to Research on Albéniz (Routledge); co-editing (with Leonora Saavedra) a collection of essays entitled Carlos Chávez and His World (Princeton University Press); researching a book on the Romero family of guitarists (Oxford); and making a critical edition of Granados’s three-act opera María del Carmen (Tritó). His future research plans include revised editions of his Albéniz and Granados biographies and a book on Spanish songs and dances in Western classical music.

Prof. Clark teaches a wide variety of courses, including Introduction to Western Classical Music (MUS 2), Latin American Folk and Popular Styles (MUS 15), Latin American Classical Heritage (MUS 16), Music of Spain (MUS 18), History of Western Music (MUS 112A-C), Representations of Spain in Music and Dance, 1700-Present (MUS/DNC 155E, with Prof. Linda Tomko, Dance), Bibliography and Research Methods (MUS 200), Proseminar in Musicology (MUS 206), as well as graduate seminars (MUS 262-63) on Flamenco and Spanish Nationalism; the Tango and Piazzolla; and Music Theory from Antiquity to the Renaissance. As a guitarist, he has devoted many years to the study of flamenco, in both the U.S. (with Michael Hauser and René Heredia) and Spain (with Ricardo Modrego), and he performed frequently as guitar accompanist and soloist with the flamenco dance troupe Olé in Kansas City. He developed the educational video Flamenco: Art and Soul in collaboration with Eugene Enrico and his Early Music Television production company at the University of Oklahoma, serving as author and narrator of the DVD, which was filmed on location in Sevilla in 2005. He has also assisted in the production of and been interviewed for documentaries on Granados (2008), Torroba (2012), and Falla (2012) by Halpern Productions in New York (all available at Amazon.com).

 

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