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Visual Arts //  Barcelona,  14/10/2016
The Institut Ramon Llull is hosting a seminar to present the Rijksakademie artists in residence programme in association with the Han Nefkens Foundation
Language //  Vinaròs and Morella,  13/10/2016
Vinaròs and Morella host the VII introduction to foreign language teaching course
Literature //  New York,  11/10/2016
Catalan poet Anna Aguilar-Amat, writer-in-residence at Ledig House
Literature //  Barcelona,  30/09/2016
The bookseller Paula Jarrin will be the curator of the participation of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands as guests of honour at the Bologna Book Fair
Music //  Marseille,  28/09/2016
The Fiesta des Suds festival in Marseille presents a Cabaret Catalan to mark its 25th year
Foreign Offices
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.



* French Premiere of String Quartet nr. 2 by Cuarteto Untref de Venezuela:

* German Premiere of Darkness visible by Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken:

* New performance of Darkness visible by the Orquesta Sinfónica de la RTVE:


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

* Three Epigrams, Barcelona SO, 30, 31 May & 1 June 2014:

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