Chamber Music of Miguel A. Roig-Francolí Featuring Adam Kent and Friends

17 November 2013, 7:30 pm: Composer Miguel A. Roig-Francolí and friends will celebrate his 60th birthday at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. The concert will feature chamber music by Roig-Francolí, including “Songs of the Infinite,” the Foundation for Iberian Music’s 2010 Composer’s Commission.  Pianist Adam Kent and violinist Jennifer Roig-Francolí will both perform in the concert, as well as cellist Julia MacLaine, soprano Abigail Santos Villalobos, and the Damocles Trio.

The following works will be performed:

Sonata for cello and piano (1985)*

Songs of the Infinite, for violin and piano (2010)

Cinco Canciones con los Ojos Cerrados (2011)*

Suite Apócrifa, for piano (1978)

Songs of Light and Darkness, for piano trio (2011)*

*New York premiere


  • Adam Kent, Piano
  • Jennifer Roig-Francoli, Violin
  • Julia MacLaine, Cello
  • Abigail Santos Villalobos, Soprano
  • Damocles Trio
    ··Airi Yoshioka, Violin
    ··Sibylle Johner, Cello
    ··Adam Kent, Piano

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, September 17 at 11 am. For more information about the upcoming performance, click here. Click here to see the Program Notes for the event. This same program was performed at the Werner Recital Hall at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music on October 8th. See a review of that performance here.

The upcoming New York event is already starting to generate excitement at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

Miguel A. Roig-Francolí (Ibiza, Spain, 1953) is a Distinguished Teaching Professor of Music Theory and Composition at the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati.  His work as a music theorist, composer, musicologist, and pedagogue has been recognized internationally. His compositions have been widely performed in Spain, England, Germany, Mexico, Italy, Switzerland, France, Colombia, and the United States. Critics have consistently noted his expert craft, his respect for the past, and his will for direct communication. He has published over twenty articles in leading scholarly journals and collections of essays in the U.S.A., England, Italy, and Spain, on topics ranging from sixteenth-century compositional theory and the music of Spanish Renaissance composers Antonio de Cabezón and Tomás Luis de Victoria to the music of György Ligeti.  Roig-Francolí is the author of two textbooks published by McGraw-Hill and widely used at universities in the U.S. and Canada. The recently issued Chinese translation of Understanding Post-Tonal Music is quickly becoming the standard post-tonal textbook at major Chinese conservatories.  Among his many honors are first prize at the National Composition Competition of the Spanish Jeunesses Musicales (1981) and second prize at the UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers (Paris, 1982), both for Five Pieces for Orchestra; the Medal of Honor from the Superior Conservatory of Music of the Balearic Islands (Spain, 2004); the University of Cincinnati’s A.B. “Dolly” Cohen Award for Excellence in Teaching (2007) and George Rieveschl Jr. Award for Creative and/or Scholarly Works (2009), and the Ramón Llull Prize from the Goverment of the Balearic Islands (2010).

“A rich, luminous, poetic, energetic expression…” El País (Madrid, Spain).

“…great power of conviction, outstanding craft.” El País (Madrid, Spain).