Barcelona – February 9, 2014

Banda Municipal de Barcelona

premiere at L’Auditori de Barcelona, Sala 1 Pau Casals
Symphony No. 1 for Symphonic Band
February 9, 2014

Symphony No. 1 for Symphonic Band was commissioned by the Banda Municipal de Barcelona and is dedicated to its principal conductor Salvador Brotons, The premiere took place at L’Auditori*, Sala 1, Pau Casals, in Barcelona on February 9, 2014, at 18:00 PM. This concert included works by Sibelius (Finland) and Mussorgski (Pictures of an Exhibition) and was conducted by Maestro Youngmin Park.

This Symphony consists of four movements: movement I and IV are traditionally symphonic – dramatic, with extensive thematic and rhythmic development, textural contrasts and grand sonorities. The second movement, Canço, is intimate and has the melodic and expressive characteristics of a Catalonian song. The third movement, Scherzo, has an evocative melody in the central section framed with sections featuring playful ostinatos. The last movement, Tempo giusto is majestic and has the character of an epilogue, balancing the symphonic weight of the first movement and bringing back some of its thematic and rhythmic material. There is no program associated with this Symphony and is abstract in nature.
Program notes in Spanish

*L’Auditori is located at C/ Lepant, 150,
08013 Barcelona – 93 247 93 00 –

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Interview on the National Catalan newspaper El Periodico on February 9, 2014

Freiburg and Riegel (Germany) – 2 Nov and 24 2013

Trio Quer Strich 


Voces de mi tierra (2003) 
for flute, cello and piano
November 2 and 24, 2013 

DSC5207Trio Quer Strich will perform Voces de mi tierra for flute, cello and piano on :

November 2, 2013 – Freiburg depot.K
November 24, 2013 – Riegel a.K. Kumedi

Voces de mi tierra was written for the Meininger-Trio and was premiered at the 15th International Bodensee Festival in Meersburg, Germany, on May 24, 2003.

Voces de mi tierra has received many performances in the US and Europe including Bargemusic in Brooklyn (NY), Cactus Pear Music Festival (Texas), Mendelssohn-Festtage 2005 – Kammermusik im Schumann-Haus, Leipzig; Potsdamer Festspiele SansSouci, Potsdam, Brandenburg (Germany); Bodensee International Music Festival in Bad Waldsee, Germany. Chamber groups that have performed Voces de mi tierra include the Meninger-Trio (Germany), NeoArs Sonora (Spain)All Season Chamber PlayersToki Ensemble, neoLit Ensemble, Trio Nova MundiTrio ConTrast, Terzetta Trio, Davanti Trio Kathryn Master and friends, and Terra Voce.

Published by Hofmeister Musik Verlag. 
El Cortejo (Courtship)
II. Noche en la Alhambra (Night in the Alhambra)
III. La moza y el gitano (Scherzando) (The peasant and the gypsy)
IV. Gigue.


Sydney (Australia) – October 21, 2013

“ENCUENTROS ESPAÑOLES: The Nexus of Spanish Keyboard Music and Dance” 

Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Australia.
Voces de mi tierra (2003) 
for flute, cello and piano
October 21, 2013 

 "ENCUENTROS ESPAÑOLES: The Nexus of Spanish Keyboard Music and Dance" Natalia Ricci, piano,
Bridget Bolliger, flute, and
Teije Hylkema, cello,

will perform Voces de mi tierra for flute, cello and piano.
at the Festival “ENCUENTROS ESPAÑOLES: The Nexus of Spanish Keyboard Music and Dance” 
that will take place at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music on October 19-27, 2013.

Australia – October 7, 2013

Roberto Alvarez, flute

Sonata for flute and piano (1995) 
October 7, 2013
Australian Flute Festival 2013 

Roberto AlvarezRoberto Alvarez will perform Sonata for flute and piano (1995) at the Australian Flute Festival 2013 taking place from October 4-7, 2013.
Born in Asturias, Spain, Roberto Alvarez is a versatile flautist and piccolo specialist that has a passion for new music. This Australian performance of Fábregas’ (i> Sonata for flute and piano marks the third work by Fábregas that he performs. Recently he recorded Fábregas Andante appassionato for flute, and performedGoyescas for flute, viola and piano at SOTA in Singapore. Roberto is based in Singapore where he is the Principal Piccolo at the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.

Sonata for flute and piano (1995) was commissioned by the late Tallon Perkes, long time principal flutist of the San Antonio Symphony. Tallon Perkes and the composer performed the world premiere at the New Music Festival at the University of Texas at San Antonio in March 1997, and the New York premiere at the 1996 National Flute Convention in New York City in August 1996. The European premiere took place at the Lochotinsky Pavilon in Plzen, Czechoslovakia in December 1996. The Asian premiere of the first movement took place at the United Nations Conference on Women’s Rights in Beijing, China: Kuumba Stage in Huiarou (September 8,1995) and Lon Shan Auditorium in Huiarou (September 7, 1995) performed by flutist Barbara Siesel and the composer.
In the American Music Teacher Magazine of Feb-March, 2004, Martha Rearick, of Tampa, Florida, wrote the following review:

“A stunning new work for flute and piano, this sonata is an exciting addition to the contemporary repertoire. Although published in France and first performed in China, the work was composed in the United States. Tallon Perkes, principal flutist of the San Antonio (Texas) Symphony, commissioned the sonata and performed it at the 1996 convention of the National Flute Association. The composer, Spanish-born Elisenda Fabregas, is a member of the piano faculty at the University of Texas in San Antonio and is MTNA’s Distinguished Composer of the Year, 2000. This is a major work of four movements and fifteen minutes’ duration, requiring careful study and precise coordination between flute and piano. The first movement, Allegro, features rapid, energetic tonguing on the flute, punctuated by slightly acidic harmonies from the piano. A haunting, rather mournful melody, characterized by descending minor second intervals, glides through the second movement (Largo). The playful Scherzo, the third movement, is like a rhythmic game of tag dancing between piano and flute. And the finale, Allegro molto con brio, is an athletic “tour de force” for both flutist and pianist. Rapid triplets permeate the movement, ending the work with a flourish. Although difficult, the music is written idiomatically for both instruments–the flute part is “flutistic” and the piano part “pianistic.” Dissonant harmonies prevail, but no extended techniques are required. The composer has a marvelous sense of progression and development, providing each of the four movements with a pleasing architectural structure and shape.” © 2004 Music Teachers National Association, Inc. in association with The Gale Group and LookSmart. © 2004 Gale Group

Sonata for flute and piano is published by Alphonse Leduc & Cie. 

Sweden – July 3,4, and August 4 and 18, 2013



Voces de mi tierra 
July 3,4, and August 4 and 18, 2013
Sommarsånger 2013 – klanger från Europa 

TrioConTrast performs Voces de mi tierra for flute, cello & piano (2003) in Sweden.

  • July 3 – Lunchkonsert, Mariakyrkan, Sigtuna
  • July 4 – Sommarsånger-klanger från Europa, Ljusterä kyrka, Ljusterö
  • August 3 – Sommarsånger-klanger från Europa, Gamla Uppsala kyrka.
  • August 4 – Sommarsånger-klanger från Europa, Immanuelskyrkan, Norrköping
  • August 18 – Sommarsånger-klanger från Europa, Malsta kyrka, Norrtölje

Voces de mi tierra is published by Friedrich Hofmeister Musikverlag and recorded on Haenssler Records (Profil Edition)

South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe – August and September 2013

Trio Nova Mundi

performs Voces de mi tierra (2003) 

(version for violin, cello and piano)

African Tour of August/September 2013 

Trio Nova MundiTrio Nova Mundi will perform an arrangement for violin, cello and piano of Voces de mi tierra (2003) in their African tour taking place from August 31 to September 17, 2013. This arrangement was made especially for them. Voces de mi tierra is published by Friedrich Hofmeister Musikverlag

Trio Nova Mundi is composed of Mexican-American violinist Maureen Conlon Gutierrez, Elisa Kohanski, cello, and Becky Billock, piano. The members of Trio Nova Mundi serve on the faculty at Grove City College located in Western Pennsylvania, where their trio has been appointed the ensemble-in-residence. Scheduled performances of Voces de mi tierra include:

  • August 31 – Sunnyhill Church, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • September 1 – Performing Arts Centre White River, South Africa
  • September 6 – Concert at Conselho Executive (City Hall), Maputo, Mozambiqe
  • September 7 – Concert at Casa Sigauque, Chamanculo, Mozambique
  • September 12 – Zimbabwe Academy of Music, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
  • September 15 – Zimbabwe Academy of Music, Harare, Zimbabwe
  • September 16 – Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls near Johannesburg, South Africa.


Singapore – July 13, 2013

Members of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra

Roberto Alvarez, flute
Zhang Manchin, viola
Liu Jia, piano 

Goyescas for flute, viola and piano (2009) 
July 13, 2013
SSA Chamber Series at SOTA 

Goyescas (2009) for flute, viola & piano is an arrangement of the original flute & guitar piece of the same title for the Ensemble GAUDI of Barcelona. Goyescas is based on five paintings by Francisco Goya – GOYAS’ PAINTINGS

Ensemble Gaudi premiered Goyescas at the Festival Internacional de Musica (Concerts de Mitjanit) de Sitges (Spain) on June 28, 2009. A subsequent performance took place on February 10, 2010, at the ESMUC (Escola Superior de Musique de Catalunya) in Barcelona. More recent performances of this work have taken place at La Pedrera de Caixa Catalunya in Barcelona on August 21 and 22, 2010.

Goyescas consists of seven movements (the first two are attaca.)

I.     Pregón
II.    La familia de Carlos IV (The family of Charles IV)
III.   Las majas en el balcón (The maiden on the balcony)
IV.   El sueño (The dream)
V.    La fragua (The foundry)
VI.   Toque
VII. La gallina ciega (Blind man’s bluff)
Review of Goyescas (in German.)
Goyescas is published by Friedrich Hofmeister Musikverlag  




Weikershaim, Germany – July 6 and 7, 2013

Meininger – Trio


Voces de mi tierra and Colores Andaluces 
July 6 and 7, 2013
Hohenloher Kultursommer 2013

The Meininger-Trio performs two works originally written for and premiered by them, Voces de mi tierra for flute, cello & piano (2003) andColores Andaluces for cello and piano (2006).

Both compositions are published by Friedrich Hofmeister Musikverlag
Voces de mi tierra is recorded on Haenssler Records (Profil Edition) 
Colores Andaluces is recorded on NCA (New Classical Adventures) 


United States – April 30, 2013

Multiple performances of

Voces de mi tierra for flute (violin), cello and piano

Trio Nova Mundi performed on April 30, 2013, an arrangement of Voces de mi tierra especially made for them (violin instead of flute) at the Grove City College, PA.

Performance at the Women Composers Festival of Hartford, Connecticut, on March 7, 2013.

Performance by Mna’Tri on March 24, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church, PA. 


Hong Kong – February 17, 2013, 6:30 PM

Stanley Wong


Mirage (1997) and Homenatge a Mompou (2006) 
February 17, 2013, 6:30 PM
Parsons Music Recital Hall, Hong Kong

Pianist Stanley Wong celebrates the Chinese Lunar New Year Holidays performing two works by Elisenda Fabregas at the concert Fire and Ice
Parsons Music Recital Hall 14/F, Times Square Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.

Mirage (1997) and Homenatge a Mompou (2006) are published by
and available at Hidden Oaks Music Company
A live recording of Mirage performed by Roger Wright
is available on ABC Classics at

Homenatge a Mompou was commissioned and premiered by Marcel Worms.
Listen to Marcel Worms performing Homenatge a Mompou on Youtube