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Pablo Barragan

GWinner of the Prix Credit Suisse Jeunes Solistes 2013, the young Spanish clarinettist Pablo Barragán makes his debut as a soloist at the prestigious Lucerne Festival, in a recital recorded and issued by the SFR and published on CD by the Credit Suisse Foundation. The criticism defines it as a musician of exception not only by the strength of their performances, but also by their stage presence, their communication skills and their sensitivity.

He has been awarded prestigious national and international competitions, as ARD Munich International Competition 2012, 1ER award of Jeunesses Musicales of Spain 2011 as well as special European's competitions of Music Award for young people (EMCY).

Recent and future engagements include her debut at the historic Festival Gstaad Menuhin 2015 and Schloss-Elmau 2016 together with pianist Maki Wiederkehr, concerts with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Málaga, its close collaboration with the Goldmund Quartett, or his invitation as a soloist to Swiss Murten Classics Festival 2017 playing the Mozart KV622.

In his career include his solo debut in Spain with the Orquesta de Radio Televisión Española at the Teatro Monumental in Madrid under the baton of Clemens Schuldt, Like this
as in Basel with the Sinfonieorchester Basel performing the Nielsen Concerto under the direction of Gabriel Feltz and Prokofiev with the maestro Adrian Pravaba. He has been invited to collaborate
along with the Bética Chamber Orchestra soloist, the Slovak Sinfonietta Bratislava, the Orchestre du Chambre de Delémont or the Neues Orchester Basel, inter. Paul has performed recitals in
some of the main hearings in Spain, as Palau de la Música Catalana, L'auditori Barcelona, National Auditorium, Auditorium Sony Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía, Fundación Juan March or Teatro Maestranza.

From 2007, Pablo Barragán has been member of the West-Eastern-Divan Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Daniel Barenboim, that has participated in symphonic concerts and Chamber in the best venues and festivals around the world.

In his intense activity as a chamber musician, He is frequently invited to festivals such as Davos Festival Young Artist in Concert, MusikWerk Luzern, Musique des Lumières, Lingotto di Torino, Salzburg Chamber Music Festival, Podium Festival Esslingen, Ciclo generación Ascendente, Franconian music days Alzenau, Victoria Music Festival Malta, Adelboden Chamber Music Festival, Summer Chamber music Zurichsee o el Swiss Chamber Music Circle. Pablo Barragán has recorded for National Radio of Spain, Bayerische Rundfunk BR, France Musique, Calclassics, SFR (Swiss Radio Television), DECCA, RAI and the BBC.

Born in Marchena (Seville) in 1987, He studied at the Conservatory of music Manuel Castillo and the Barenboim-Said Foundation in Seville with Antonio Salguero, Ildefonso Moreno and Matthias Glander. Paul is part of a generation of Andalusian musicians formed in the bosom of the Youth Orchestra of Andalucia (OJA), years of exception under the baton of his master, Michael Thomas.

In 2009 He was awarded a grant by the Fundación Caja Madrid to move to the city of Basel (Switzerland), where he continued his artistic training at the Musik Akademie under the tutelage of Professor François Benda. Expand your knowledge with the professors Anton Kernjak, Benjamin Engeli, Felix Renggli, Ferenc Rados and Sergio Azzolini, and get tips from renowned clarinetists as Martin Fröst and masterclasses, Marcos Perez Miranda, Challenge Bieri, Dimitri Ashkenazy, Vicente Alberola or Piotr Szymislyk.


María Esther Guzmán

Classical guitar
MAria Esther descends by maternal line of a long dynasty of musicians, the “Guervos”, surname which she wears in 8th place; they came from the Netherlands and the first of them entered into Spain with the chapel of music of Carlos I, giving rise to a long succession of musicians in all generations, to the present day. Continuation of this dynasty, Maria Esther was born in Seville, He made his public presentation to the 4 years in the Teatro Lope de Vega in his hometown, to the 11 Gets the first prize in RTVE to be President of the jury master Joaquín Rodrigo. At 12 It is heard by the master. Segovia, receiving praise and tips, and that same year was selected to act in the National Gallery of Jeunesses Musicales in Ibiza, where he had a resounding success of public and critics. Make your career at the Superior Conservatory of music of Seville, under the direction of America Martinez, ending in 1985 with special award.

Perfect with the masters. Carlevaro, L. Brouwer, A. Diaz and D. Russell, inter alia. It has obtained 6 First national prizes and 13 International. Tireless traveler, your presence is requested by the most important venues of Europe, Asia and America, either in concert or with Orchestra, under the direction of teachers as: E.Gª Asensio, L. Brouwer, C. Metters, Or. Alonso,C. You florea, P.Halffter, etc.. Aside from his activity as a soloist, It works regularly with many chamber ensembles and formed a duo with flutist Luis order, and the guitarist Takeshi Tezuka.Ha performed in concert halls of great importance such as the Teatro Real in Madrid (1First national prize of JJ. MM, 1984), Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, Palau de la Música of Valencia, Palacio de Festivales in Santander, Room Cemal Resit Istanbul Reg, and the theatres La Zarzuela in Madrid, Nacional de Buenos Aires, National of Costa Rica, Maestranza and Lope de Vega of Seville, etc., as well as prestigious halls of Japan.

He has premiered the work “That good Caminito” j. Rodrigo in 1987, and “Paseo de los Tristes” j. Garcia Roman in 1993 with the Cordoba Orchestra conducted by Leo Brouwer, carrying out recording on CD. Also performed the premieres of 4 the Quixote commemorative works dedicated to Esther María, and others 3 in homage to the composer M. Castle within the Santander International Festival of 2005 and the Spring Festival of JJ. MM. Seville in 2006, respectively. He has performed the premiere in Asia of the newfound J Toccata. Rodrigo. It is worth highlighting their tours and annual recordings in Japan from 1988. It has recorded 1 LP, 26 CD, 4 videos and 1 DVD. Culture prize “Andalusia music young” 1994. RHYTHM by its CD of J journal award. Arcas. In 1998 paid him a tribute in JJ. MM. Seville by his “Silver wedding” with music. She is Professor at the Escuela de Música "Andalusia music" of Seville and teaches master classes both in Spain and abroad.

In the year 2002 She was appointed academic full member of the Royal Academy of fine arts of Sta. Elizabeth of Hungary in Seville. In 2011 the prize was awarded “Trujamán” Guitar by his artistic career, delivered in the Palau de la Música of Valencia, and at the end of 2012 the “Medal Andrés Segovia” granted by the Fundación Andrés Segovia de Linares.


Antonio Moreno

Percussion / Marimba in the Flamenco
Is an eclectic musician, influenced by the cultural tradition of his hometown, Utrera, regarding the historical and contemporary flamenco. Create a new concept in the interpretation, It blends the tradition of this art with a strong background in the European classical music.

Professor of percussion at the Conservatory of music of Badajoz from the 2001. A graduate of the Conservatory of Music in Seville, done advanced studies at the Conservatory of Bayonne (France). And it is in possession of the title of Doctor, How Laudem, by University of Sevilla, for his thesis the Flamenco percussion: Interpretation models and musicological analysis. He gives courses and master classes at the University of Seville, School Superior de Música "Musikene", conservatories of Toulouse, Clermont Ferrand, Paris, Secondary schools of Extremadura, International School of music Utrera sounds, etc..

You receive the advice of personalities of recognized prestige of percussion and Flamenco as Jean Geoffoy, Gilles Midoux, The percussionists in Strasbourg, William Moerch, Gerardo Núñez and Chano Domínguez among others. Has been a member of the Youth Orchestra of Andalusia and Mediterranean Youth, concert touring by Spanish and French geography. Collaborates with the symphony orchestras of Seville, Cordova, Malaga, Extremadura and Algarve (Portugal).

It acts French ensemble Vox Nova, XX-XXI Assembly, Claude Delangle, J. Geoffroy, Butch Morrichs (Jazz), the cantaores Flamenco Fernando Terremoto, Juan Jose Amador, Rafael de Utrera, Tomás de Perrate, David Lakes and the singer Rocío Márquez, in scenarios such as the Teatro Real, The village Theatre (Paris), in the cycles of contemporary music and Jazz of Seville (Teatro Central), Bienal de Flamenco, Dance Festival of Marseille (France), San Sebastian fortnight, Santander Festival, Montreal, Rome...From 1999 formed a duo with saxophonist John M. Jimenez, currently make Lorca Project, together with the plastic artist Pedro g.. Rosemary.

It proposes the marimba of accompaniment of singing, in a show that designs along with the singer Juan José Amador, in Badajoz (2011). In the Flamenco Biennial of 2010, presents this instrument, accompanying guitarist Paco Escobar, in his work "A Contratiempo". And in 2015 his first show as a soloist, "To the beat", that is set to the Flamenco Biennial of 2016, in Seville.

He has premiered works by composers of the stature of Alain Bancquart, Robert Pascal, Mauricio Sotelo, Daniel Sprintz, Bernd Asmus, Novel Samano, Franc Yeznikian, José Ignacio de la Peña, inter alia. And participates in numerous recordings, with the grouping of early music white lead, Anthology of songs from Extremadura, Assembly XX-XX, guitarist Paco Escobar, Flamenco and University (Vol.IX).

It acts in the company of dancer Israel Galván since 2005, the Arena shows, The end of this state of things, redux, The Real and Fla-co-men, touring major festivals of world music and dance.

He is winner of the reef, as best instrumentalist of Flamenco, in the LIV competition International of the Cante de las Minas.


Miguel Ángel Lorente

MMiguel Angel Lorente ends the degree course specializing in saxophone at the RCSMM with Professor D. Manuel Miján in the 2005 with honours, getting the highest mark in all the previous years, and 2005, access to the National Conservatory of the Region of Lyon, where is improvement with Jean-Denis Michat.

Your continuous interest to discover the place that currently holds the saxophone and its repertoire, as well as their prospects within the avant-garde currents led to the National Conservatory of music and dance in Paris (CNSMDP), where in 2006 It is admitted in the specialty DFS at Claude Delangle's class. Four years later ends the master's degree specializing in saxophone with the qualification of "three well à l' unanimité du jury" for instrumental mastery and with "three good" by the artistic project of a Recital comprising three premieres for saxophone and electronic device in real time. His close relationship with composers will take them to dedicate the three above-mentioned works.

His interest in the development of the Repertoire of the saxophone and the search for new forms of expression make it be related to composers of IRCAM (Institut Recherche et Coordination Acoustique / Musique).

In October of 2007 He premiered the Concerto for saxophone and Orchestra "Ihesi" Iñaki Estrada with the Orchestra at Paris CNSMDP and the direction of Jean Deroyer.

Its activity outside the Conservatory is equally prolific within the musical vanguard of Paris, participating with the Ensemble "Le Balcon", "Links" and "Multilaterale" at the "Controtempo" Festival of Rome and "La création musicale, tout a programme!"together with the clarinettist Alain Billiard at the Opera Comique in Paris.

Its continuous collaboration with the creative world will motivate you to make your memory of Master entitled "The relationship between the composer and the performer within the framework of electronic music".

The concern for creativity and improvisation will take you to attend regular form since the beginning of 2011 training in improvisational theatre with Jamming company and since January of 2014 in "The Club of Impro" with Javier Pastor, where he participates in the international Impro Festival in Dublin.

He participated with the ORTVE, ORCAM, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid (OSM), the National Orchestra of Spain and as a soloist with the Symphony Orchestra of La Mancha. He studied saxophone training with teachers from the likes of Christian Wirth, Vincent David, Arno Bornkamp, Jean-Michel Goury, Jean Ives Formeau, Timothy Roberts, Joseph Lulloff, Frederick L. Nathalie, Eugene Rousseau and Daniel Gauthier.

It performs concerts in Madrid, Barcelona, Cologne, Berlin, Ljubljana, Paris, Lyon, Turin, Milan, Rome, Israel, Boston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Chicago, Bangkok, Budapest, Santiago de Chile and Mexico DF.

Laureate of several international competitions:

First prize IX international competition of saxophone "Villa de Benidorm" 2007.
Second Prize "Concorso Internazionale di sassofono Marco Fiorindo", Turin 2007.
Third Prize in the soloist category "Concours International Adolphe Sax" of L'hay-Les-Roses, Paris 2010.

From 2014 He has conducted courses in Soria, Úbeda, Magallon, Santander, Utrera, Ponferrada, Conservatorio Superior de Poitiers (France) and Royal Conservatory of Brussels (Belgium).

He is Professor of music of Madrid Municipal Symphonic Band from 2010 until October of 2015 and he is currently Professor of the specialty of saxophone in the center top of music of the Basque country in S. Sebastian (Musikene), work that combines with the soloist of the Ensemble "multilaterale" and member of the Quartet of saxophones, trumpet.


Manuel Blanco

Nacid in 1985 in Daimiel (Ciudad Real), Manuel Blanco very early began studying trumpet with D. Martin Rubio Baeza and D. José Maria Orti Soriano. It currently also receives musical advice of Reinhold Friedrich international concert pianist, These three teachers showing a special interest in their human and professional preparation.

Born in 1985 in Daimiel (Ciudad Real), Manuel Blanco very early began studying trumpet with D. Martin Rubio Baeza and D. José Maria Orti Soriano. It currently also receives musical advice of Reinhold Friedrich international concert pianist, These three teachers showing a special interest in their human and professional preparation.

He has worked as a trumpet soloist in first class as the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Philharmonic of Radio France, Gustav Mahler Jugend Orchester, European Youth Orchestra, Berlin Staatsoper, Arturo Toscanini Philharmonic, Orchestra Mozart Bologna, Orchestra Teatro alla Scala Milan and the National Orchestra of Spain together with directors of the stature of Claudio Abbado, MARISS Jansons, Rafael Frübeck, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Daniel Barenboim, Riccardo Chailly, Gustavo Dudamel, Andris Nelsons, Josep Pons, Juanjo Mena, Pablo Heras-Casado, George Pehlivanian, Markus Bosch, Andres savory, Martin Baeza-Rubio, Charles Olivieri-Munroe, Semyon Bychkov, Christoph Eschenbach, David Afkham, inter alia.

As a performer, He has played with the Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio, The Munich Radio Orchestra, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Budapest Chamber Orchestra, Jeju Philharmonic Orchestra, Camerata XXI, Philarmonisches Mozarfest Orchester Wurzburg, Capella Symphonic Orchestra(St.Petersburg), Hofer Symphoniker, Niederrheinische Sinfoniker, Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock, Symphony Orchestra of mining, National Orchestra of Spain, Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra, RTVE Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de Bilabao, Valencia Municipal Orchestra.

The interest of Manuel Blanco by the Chamber music has led him to lead the Mediterranean Chamber Brass that has performed all over the world being the only quintet of metals with more international first prizes in competitions such as the Festival of Jeju (South Korea), Lieksa Brass Week (Finland), Munich.

His next projects include two concerts as soloist with the Orchestra of Castilla Y León Burgos and Soria, a recital with piano in Seville, a concert in Dubai and the release of his first CD as a soloist with the National Orchestra of Spain and the Deutsche Grammophon label.