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

  • This month of September, my Sonata for Flute & Piano, published by Alphonse Leduc, was recorded by Spanish flutist Roberto Alvarez, and Ukranian pianist Kseniia Vokhmianina, both based in Singapore.
  • Masks for clarinet, cello & piano, commissioned by the IonSound Project Ensemble, was recorded this past August 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.
  • Imitacio del foc for tenor and piano was recorded late last year by Jess Muñoz, tenor, and pianist Oksana Glouchko (with the expertise of producer/engineer Andreas Meyer) and it will be part of an album featuring 24 Art Songs by Catalan Composers of the 20th and 21st Centuries. 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’).
  • 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

During this difficult period, many of us had to become experts in online teaching and in my case also working 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. This past August, I wrote for him 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 will perform Duende on October 11 at St. Aposteln 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). He will perform Duende in other concerts in Marbella, Spain, later this year.

On December 28, 2019, 19:30, 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).

Roger Morelló Ros, premiere of 'Duende' in Reus, Tarragona (Spain) this November

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…

RAM (Random Access Concerts), New York, February 11, 14, 2020

Random Access Music (RAM) will present Masks for clarinet, cello…

Museu Pau Casals, December 28, 2019

143rd ANNIVERSARY CONCERT - SALA DE LA MÚSICA DEL…

Recordings