A Survey of Josep Prohens’ Piano Music

On November 12, the Graduate Center’s Segal Theater will host a retrospective concert of Josep Prohens’ piano works, as well as a masterclass with Prohens himself and pianist Andreu Riera.

Photo of Josep ProhensProhens was the first recipient of the Foundation for Iberian Music’s Composer’s Commission in 2005, for which he wrote Dreams/Somnis for solo piano. (Click on the above link to listen!) Prohens has been composing since 1978 and is the author of Ensenyament de la música a Felanitx (The Teaching of Music in Felanitx), about music education in his hometown. He has lectured at Aulí de Felanitx Music School since 1972 and has served on the composition faculty at conservatories throughout the Balearic Islands. He is also president of Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Sebastián of the Balearic Islands. 

Prohens and Riera both teach currently at the Superior Conservatory of the Balearic Islands. Riera recently released album of Prohens piano works, Ficció, and he also appeared on the 2017 album Impressions. Riera has won numerous piano prizes, including the Infanta Cristina (Madrid), Caja Postal in Madrid, Alonso Competition in the city of Valencia, Frederic Mompou (Barcelona), Jacinto Guerrero and the Mozart Competition, Salzburg Mozarteum. He has performed throughout Europe and North America, including right here in NYC, with our own Perspectives Ensemble

Riera and Prohens will host a master class in the Segal Theater at 3 pm on November 12.

A concert of Prohens’ piano works will follow at 6:30 pm. The concert will include Prohens’ commission, Somnis, “La Luz” from Ombres, and his new work Ficció, among many more.

Attendance is free. To apply to participate in the master class, please email us at iberianmusic@gc.cuny.edu.

Sponsored by Institut Ramon Llull.
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