Ivan Martin, Piano

Ivan Martin - Multi-talent - from keyboard to Podium.

Ivan Martin With Josep Caballé Doménech And Orquesta Sinfónica de Barcelona In Concert – 2011 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Ivan Martin, Piano
Ivan Martin – Multi-talent – from keyboard to Podium.

Ivan Martin, Piano – Orquesta Sinfónica de Barcelona – Josep Caballé Doménech, cond – In Concert – May 1, 2011 – Radio Nacional España –

Over to Barcelona this week for a concert featuring Ivan Martin with Josep Caballé Doménech conducting the Orquesta Sinfónica de Barcelona in music of Gerhard, Palomar and Rachmaninov. The concert was recorded live by Radio Nacional de España on May 1, 2011.

Opening the concert with Dances from Don Quixotte by Roberto Gerhard. It’s followed by the premier of Enric Palomar’s Piano Concerto Number 1 with Ivan Martin as soloist. The concert concludes with a performance of Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances.

Enric Palomar studied at the Barcelona Conservatory and completed his training under Benet Casablancas and Joan Albert Amargós. His piece Interludio Alegórico (tribute to Claude Debussy) received an honorable mention in the Xth Composition Awards organized by the Catalan Government. He has written numerous chamber works for different ensembles and soloists, including the operas Ruleta, with a libretto by Anna Maria Moix and Rafael Sender, premiered at Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona, in 1998 and Juana, based on the life of Juana I of Castile, with a libretto by Rebecca Simpson, premiered at Oper Halle, Germany, in 2005, and performed afterwards at the Teatre Romea, Barcelona, and Staatstheater Darmstadt, Germany.

The Opera House of Barcelona, the Gran Teatre del Liceu, commissioned him to compose La cabeza del Bautista, based on the play of the same name by Ramón Maria del Valle-Inclán. It premiered on 20 April 2009.

He is also involved in jazz and popular music, specially flamenco, areas in which he is active as a composer, arranger and music director. His works include Lorca al piano a gypsy suite for four pianos, percussion, voice (flamenco and opera) and dance, as well as his collaboration with the flamenco singer Miguel Poveda in Poemas del exilio for which he wrote the music to poems by Rafael Alberti. Poemas del exilio was awarded the City of Barcelona Prize. He is currently the Artistic Director of the Taller de Musics.

Enjoy the concert.

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