Spanish/American composer Elisenda Fábregas (b. 1955, Terrassa, Catalonia) is currently Composer in residence at the Palau de la Musica Catalana (Barcelona) for the 2023-24 season. Her music will be performed at the Palau in seven concerts throughout the season, including 4 new works commissioned by the Palau. Elisenda settled in Catalunya in early 2022 after living and working in South Korea and the USA. In Seoul she was a Visiting Professor of music and cultural studies at Kyung-Hee University Humanitas College (Global Campus). Elisenda holds doctorates from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University in music composition (DMA, 2011), and from Columbia University Teachers College in education (Ed.D. 1992); she also received a Masters and Bachelors in piano performance from The Juilliard School (1982-83). She was a Post-Doctoral Fulbright scholar in the USA. Before studying and living in 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 City in 1983. These experiences and training as a performer ultimately propelled her towards musical composition. She has written compositions for symphonic orchestra, wind ensemble, large mixed ensemble, triple concerto (piano, vln, vlc), cello concerto, choir with string quartet, choir with orchestra, a cappella choir, percussion ensemble, chamber music (quartets, trios and duos, some incl. guitar), song cycles with piano (incl. soprano, mezzo, tenor, baritone); solo instrumental (violin, cello, flute, harp), and solo piano works. Elisenda’s compositions have been the subjects of doctoral thesis in America, South Korea and Spanish universities. In 2000, Elisenda received the Shepherd Distinguished Composer of the Year Award from the Music Teachers National Association in Washington D.C. for her piano work Portraits I. Recordings of Elisenda’s compositions have been released on Naxos, Bridge Records, Haenssler (Profil Edition), Albany Records, Centaur Records, Mundo Arts, Odradek, lBS classical and NCA Classical Adventure Records; and her music is published by Hofmeister MusikVerlag (Leipzig, Germany), Alphonse Leduc & Cie. (Paris.), and Hidden Oaks Music Co.