Commissioned by the Texas Music Teachers Association and dedicated to pianist Roger Wright.
World premiere by Roger Wright at the 2000 TMTA State Convention in Austin, TX, June 10-14, 2000.
Shepherd Distinguished Composer of the Year Award from MTNA in 2001.
“It was a privilege to give the premiere of Portraits I, a richly colored multi-movement work by the gifted composer Elisenda Fabregas. Fabregas artfully suspends moods from evocative to plaintive and poignant to payful, with a style that is uniquely hers, while always attending to the overall scope in a convincing and refreshing manner. It is utterly pianistic – I adore it, and will perform it again and again.” Roger Wright
Video of IV. Intermezzo and V. Toccata
performed by Jaeden Izik-Dzurko, first prize winner of the Maria Canals Piano Competition in 2022
Portraits I, as well as other 3 piano pieces (Mirage, Homenatge a Mompou, and Homage to Mozart) are included in the suggested repertoire of the 2024 Maria Canals Piano Competition.
Published by Hidden Oaks Music Company.