Recent and upcoming Recording projects
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).