ELISENDA FÁBREGAS

elisenda-fabregasCatalan/American composer Elisenda Fábregas is based in Seoul, South Korea, where she is an Invited professor of music at Kyung-Hee University Humanitas College. She holds doctorates from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University in music composition (2011), and from Columbia University Teachers College in education (1992); she also received a Masters and Bachelors in piano performance from The Juilliard School (1983). Before coming to the US, she completed the highest studies as a pianist in Barcelona.  During her early career, Elisenda performed as a pianist throughout Europe and the US, including a Carnegie Recital Hall debut in New York. These experiences as a performer and the training involved ultimately propelled her towards musical composition.

UPCOMING & RECENT

PERFORMANCES & NEWS

Recent and upcoming Recording projects

  • Imitacio del foc for tenor and piano was recently released on Bridge Records  with tenor Jess Muñoz, tenor, and pianist Oksana Glouchko on an album entitled, Visca L’Amor: Catalan Art Songs of the XX and XXI Centuries. The Album is now available worldwide on all major platforms including ITunes, Amazon and Spotify. I am very proud and honored to be in the company of such highly regarded Catalan composers such as Frederick Mompou, Eduard Toldrà, Ricard Lamote de Grignon, Narcis Bonet, and Joan Comellas.  And especially Frederick Mompou, whom I personally met and whose music I adore. Listen to some samples of the music 
  • Imitació del Foc is based on poetry by Mallorquin poet Bartomeu Rosselló-Pòrcel (1913-1938). It includes four poems: I. Inici de campana (Quadern de sonets); II.Escolto la secreta… (from Imitacio del Foc, ‘Arbre de Flames’); III. Pluja brodada (Imitacio del foc, ‘Fira encesa’); and IV. Ardent himne(Imitacio del foc, ‘Arbre de Flames’).
  • September of 2020 Sonata for Flute & Piano, published by Alphonse Leduc, was recorded by Spanish flutist Roberto Alvarez, and Ukranian pianist Kseniia Vokhmianina, both based in Singapore and are planning a release of the recording soon.
  • Masks for clarinet, cello & piano, commissioned by the IonSound Project Ensemble, was recorded in August 2020 by the same group.  Masks for clarinet, cello and piano” received its New York City premiere on February 11, 2020, as part of the Random Access Music (RAM) Concert Series.
  • Pianist Becky Billock recorded Mirage for piano in a CD title Mother Earth that included works inspired by nature by Amy Beach, Marion Bauer, Henry Cowell, Edvard Grieg, Karen Tanaka, Bonnie McLarty, Elisenda Fabregas, Patrick Burke, Germaine Tailleferre, Robert Schultz, Katherine Hoover, Gwyneth Walker, and Kaja Bjørntvedt. More program details.  Becky performed Mirage in her Pacific Northwest tour  and also in Iceland and Norway.

Upcoming concerts and new works

During this difficult period, many of us had to become experts in online teaching and in my case also working virtually with performers in other continents :) Such is the case with my ongoing collaborative work with Roger Morelló Ros, a Catalan cellist based in Cologne, Germany. I have recently finished a new composition for cello and piano for Roger and pianist Alica Yokoyama, which they are recording in mid-March along with works by Robert Schumann.  The title of the new work is “Sierra áspera” (Rough Mountain) with the subtitle (‘From Clara to Robert’).

In August 2020, I wrote for Roger a solo cello piece, Danses de la terra, consisting of four dances inspired and reminiscent of Catalan folk. I also arranged Duende (from Colores Andaluces) for solo cello. He performed Duende on October 11, 16hr, at BasilikaMusik St. Aposteln Köln in Cologne, and on October 16 at the ‘Opening Concert of the Chamber Music Series that commemorates de Association of Concerts in Reus’, Tarragona (Spain).

On October 18, 2020,  violinist Victoria Kaunzner performed and recorded Ancient Walls for solo violin and Wandering spirit for violin & piano in Valencia (Spain). She also performed these works in Berlin on October 11, 2020.

On December 28, 2019, Homenatge a Pau Casals for cello solo was performed by Roger Morelló Ross at the 143rd Concert of the the Anniversary of the Birth of Pau Casals at the Museum Pau Casals, El Vendrell (Tarragona).  Morelló will also performed Homenatge a Pau Casals in Cologne (Klangraum-Kunigunde, January 26, 2020), in Vienna (St. Peters Kirche, February 3,4 , 2020), and in Berlin (Nikodemus Kulturkirche, February 23). He also performed Homenatge a Pau Casals for solo cello at the famed Gaudi building Casa Mila (La Pedrera) in Barcelona on March 17, 2019. Roger Morello Ros was a Resident Artist 2018/19 at Casa Mila in Barcelona). He has performed throughout Europe in festivals such as Musethica International Chamber Music Festival Berlin 2018, Aurora Winter Classic Festival 2016 in Sweden and Echo Festival 2016 in Italy, and in concert halls like Philarmonie Berlin, Pau Casals Auditorium and Josep Carreras Auditorium, among others. He is the winner of top competitions and has studied at Cologne University of Music (Germany). This October he will do his debut at Palau de la Música Catalana (Barcelona).

"Imitacio del foc" for tenor & piano released on Bridge records

Imitacio del foc for tenor and piano was recently released on…

Performance and recording of Violin works by Viktoria Kaunzner in Valencia (Spain), October 18

Ancient walls for solo violin and Wandering spirit for violin…

Roger Morelló Ros, premiere of 'Duende' in Reus, Tarragona (Spain) on October 16, 2020

Catalan cellist, Roger Morello Ros, will premiere Duende, a solo…

Recording of Sonata for flute and piano at the Esplanade on the Bay (Singapore)

This September Spanish flutist Roberto Alvarez and Ucranian pianist…

Recordings