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Visual Arts //  Venice,  22/07/2016
The Catalan nomination at the Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, by the artist Antoni Abad, will be curated by Mery Cuesta and Roc Parés
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The travelling exhibition ‘The ineffable truth’ heads over 50 activities programmed for Llull Year internationally
Performing Arts //  Avignon,  07/07/2016
The fifth edition of Avignon à la Catalane presents six performing arts proposals
Literature //  Bologna,  30/04/2016
Catalan literature will be the guest of honour at the Bologna Book Fair
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Music.  Barcelona,  25/11/2013

Benet Casablancas awarded Premio Nacional de Música 2013

Catalan composer Benet Casablancas (Sabadell, 1956) was unanimously awarded the Premio Nacional de Música 2013 by the Ministry of Culture of Spain, for the maturity and diversity of genres of his work, and its great international outreach.


Widely regarded as one of the leading Catalan composers of his generation, Benet Casablancas studied in Barcelona and Vienna, and he graduated in Philosophy in the University of Barcelona, winning a PhD in musicology. His music, firmly rooted in the great modernist tradition, is notable for its great individuality, structural complexity and extraordinary richness of textural detail. In the 1990s he became more concerned with harmony, timbral differentiation and instrumental virtuosism. Critics highlight his concern for balancing constructional rigor and expressive strength, lyricism, dramatic character and whimsical register. His works are performed regularly around Europe, Canada, US, Japan and Latin America. His first opera Lea was commissioned for Gran Teatre del Liceu de Barcelona´s 2015 season.

 

NEXT PERFORMANCES:

www.musicsalesclassical.com/composer/performances/Benet-Casablancas/10/1

* French Premiere of String Quartet nr. 2 by Cuarteto Untref de Venezuela: http://www.atempo.org/

* German Premiere of Darkness visible by Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken: www.drp-orchester.de/pages/konzerte-1314/saarbrFCcken/matinE9en/7.-matinE9e.php

* New performance of Darkness visible by the Orquesta Sinfónica de la RTVE: www.rtve.es/contenidos/orquestaycoro/TEMPORADA_2013_2014.pdf

 

NEWS: Benet Casablancas appointed Composer in Residence at the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra 2013-2015:

* Three Epigrams, Barcelona SO, 30, 31 May & 1 June 2014: www.auditori.cat/en/programacio/fitxa.aspx?idconcert=2824

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