July 8, 2014: The Foundation is excited to announce that the 2013 composer’s commission has been awarded to Albert Guinovart. A Catalan pianist and composer, Guinovart studied at the Municipal Conservatory of Barcelona. He is currently teaching composition at ESMUC (Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya), a position he has held since 2002. In 2014, he was inducted into the Catalan Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Guinovart’s music has been performed around the world and has been featured in several films. He recently released a recording of his works on Sony Classical (link in Spanish).
Please join us at the Instituto Cervantes on September 8 for the premiere of Guinovart’s new work, Skyshadows. The program, which explores creative exchanges between Spain and New York City, will include several of Guinovart’s past works along with the works of Frederic Mompou and Enrique Granados.
Click photo below for a video of Skyshadows
The commission will also be performed at the Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond (VA) on September 10.