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

The song-cycle Imitacio del Foc (Imitation of Fire) will be premiered by tenor Jess Muñoz at the University of Delaware Gore Recital Hall on March 12, 2018. Additional concerts will be presented throughout the Spring of 2018, and it  will be recorded on CD in August of 2018, along other music by Catalonian composers such as Toldra and Mompou.  The concerts planned include Mansfield University of Pennsylvania (March 19), Central Michigan University (March 29),  Michigan State (March 31), Indiana University -South Bend (May 2), Taylor University (May 3), Market Street Music Concert Series (April 26), Barcelona Festival of Song in Catalunya (April 26) and two other concerts in the Spring of 2019.

Pianist Becky Billock will record and perform Mirage for piano in her upcoming concert program Mother Earth. Becky is a long time performer of Elisenda’s chamber and piano music.

Elisenda’s piano works for younger audiences such as Album for the Young, Miniatures for the Young, and Lyric Scenes, will be included this semester in the piano pedagogy classes at Hansei University in Seoul. Last year, Elisenda lectured on the importance of composing for performers and introduced her pedagogical piano works at the 2017 KAPP Symposium sponsored by Hansei University.

On February 27, Patricia Caicedo performed “Tiempo de amor” in Barcelona at the ‘Col-legi de Metges’, in a program of women composers from Catalunya and Latin America.

Soprano Sara Paar and pianist Mirna Lekic performed Five Songs (1986) for soprano & piano, based on Spanish poetry by Garcia Lorca at Queensboro Performing Arts Center (QPAC), CUNY on October 11, 2017, in a program titled Intersections.

Pianist Jinha Park performed Homenatge a Mompou (Homage to Mompou) at her Recital at Kumho Art Hall in Seoul on Tuesday, September 5, 8:00 PM.

The London-based Marsyas Trio performed ‘Voices of Inside Night’ from Voices of the rainforest at Vale of Glamorgan Festival in Waleson May 25, 2017. The program was titled ‘Gates of the soul.’

The US based Trio Nova Mundi presented Voces de mi tierra for piano trio at their 2017 Spring USA Tour from February through June in twelve performances in Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Oregon and Washington State. In addition on September 2016 they performed Voces de mi tierra in three concerts in Michigan at the Detroit Institute for the Arts and Kerrytown Concert Hall. Voces de mi tierra is available from Hofmeister Musickverlag.

The Netherlands based-group, Triomos, will present Voces de mi tierra in multiple performances in Spain and Argentina. Here is a promo video of their upcoming tour.  Check this video of a recent performance of Voces de mi tierra by Triomos. 

Tiempo de amor (Time for Love) (2015) for soprano, tenor and piano, was commissioned by soprano Patricia Caicedo, founder and director of Barcelona Festival of Song where it was premiered in July 2015. Patricia Caicedo recently performed this work at the Biblioteca de Catalunya (Sala Llevant) on December 12, 2016, and at the University of California Riverside on February 1, 2017. She has recorded this work on CD along with Brazilian tenor Lenine Santos and pianist Nikos Stavlas and is available on Mundo Art Records.

A second performance of Accents Catalans (2016), a Symphonic overture based on Catalonian folk, was performed by the Bucheon Philharmonic with Maestro Youngmin Park in Bucheon Citizen’s Hall on September 30, 2016, 7:30 pm.   Accents Catalans (‘Catalan accents’), a Symphonic overture based on Catalan folk commissioned by the Bucheon Philharmonic of South Korea and Maestro Youngmin Park,  was premiered to an enthusiastic audience at the Concert Hall of the Seoul Arts Center during the Orchestra Festival Series on April 10, 2016. (Video of premiere of Accents Catalans at SAC.)

In June 2016, Elisenda’s Symphony #1 for Symphonic Band was recorded for Naxos by the Banda Municipal de Barcelona with maestro Salvador Brotons. On July 15, two movements of the Symphony were performed at the annual summer concert at the Plaça del Rei in Barcelona.

Tenor Jess Muñoz performs "Imitació del Foc"(Imitation of fire) in his Mid-West Tour Spring 2018

Imitació del Foc (Imitation of Fire) is a song-cycle commissioned…

'Tiempo de amor', soprano Patricia Caicedo, February 27, 2018, in Barcelona

On February 27, 2018, Patricia Caicedo performed "Tiempo de amor"…

September 5, 8:00 PM, Kumho Art Hall, Jinha Park, Piano Recital 

Pianist Jinha Park performed Homenatge a Mompou (Homage to…

Marsyas Trio performs Voices of the rainforest at Vale of Glamorgan Festival, Wales

The London-based Marsyas Trio performed 'Voices of Inside Night'…

Tiempo de amor presented in California, Barcelona, and recorded by Patricia Caicedo

Tiempo de amor (Time for Love) (2015) for soprano, tenor…

Triomos to perform Voces de mi tierra in Spain and Argentina

Triomos, a young group based in the Netherlands, will present…

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