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X Andrés Gaos Composition Prize

| Deputación da Coruña | Galicia | 11th of December of 2013

Today it has been communicated that I have ben warded the X Andrés Gaos Composition Prize for my symphonic work 'From the bottom of the mirror'.

Frano Kakarigi premieres Ecce Homo for solo contrabass

| Centro José Guerrero | Granada | 11th of November of 2013 | 20:00h (free entrance).

Frano Kakarigi, solo contrabass of the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, premieres my work 'Ecce Homo' for solo contrabass in the contemporary music cycle fo the Centro José Guerrero of Granada. It will also be performed works by Takemitsu, Saariaho, Boling, Masson, Guajardo, and Kakarigi.

Concert: The Romantic Strings

| Auditori Eduard Toldrà | Vilanova i la Geltrú | 14th April 2013 | 19:00h.

Obras dArensky, Grieg and Suk. It also includes my work Path of seconds.
Camerata Eduard Toldrà. Xavier Pagès (Conductor).

Première of To Biology at the Palau de la Música

| Palau de la Música | Barcelona (Spain) | 4th of December of 2012 | 20:00h (free entrance, with invitation).

Closing concert of the centenary of the Catalan Society of Biology, in which will be premiered my work 'To Biology', composed on a poem by David Jou, and which is inspired by the DNA and the work of biologists. It will be performed alongside works of Satie, Poulenc and Motsalvatge, by the Orchestra Camerata XXI, under conducted by myself.

The ensemble Platypus performs H2O at the Echoraum of Vienna

| Echoraum | Vienna (Austria) | 13th of October of 2012 | 20:00h.

My work H2O has been selected at an international call for scores by the Platypus ensemble of Vienna. It will be performed by this ensemble in the concert '... im Banne December Unbekannten III' together with works by Gutierrez, Skweres, Hellmich, Ibarra, Yayalar, and Kellner.

Concert of Sitges 94 at the Auditorium of the Institución Cultural del CIC

| Auditorium of the Institución Cultural del CIC | Barcelona | 6th of July of 2012 | 20:00h (free entrance).

Concert of the Sitges 94 ensemble ath the 20th and 21st Century Music Course of the Contemporary Music Foundation, in which it will be performed my work H2O for pierrot ensemble which is inspired in the three states of water. The program also includes Cadenza of Joan Guinjoan (celebrating his 80th anniversary), and works by de Jordi Sansa, Armand Grèbol and Tolga Zafer.
Ramon Vilalta (Flute), José Antonio Gómez (Clarinet), Jesús Lira (Violin), Nabí Cabestany (Cello), Astrid Steinschaden (Piano) and Xavier Pagès i Corella (Conductor).

The Knox-Galesburg Symphony performs Briònia at the Knox College

| Knox College | Galesburg (United States of America) | 2nd of June of 2012 | 17:00h (free entrance)

The orchestral version of Brionia, ahs been selected at the Knox-Galesburg Symphony international call for scores. It will be performed at the '27th Annual Concert on the Lawn' at the Knox College, conducted by Bruce Polay.

The Sitges 94 ensemble premières H2O at the Ateneu Barcelonès

| Ateneu Barcelonès | Barcelona (Spain) | 21st of May of 2012 | 20:00h (free entrace)

Concierto del grupo instrumental Sitges 94 al Ciclo de Música de los Siglos XX y XXI de la Fundación Música Contemporánea en el que se estrenará mi obra H2O para quinteto pierrot, inspirada en los tres estados de la agua. Además interpretarán Puzzle de Joan Guinjoan (en la bien entendida de su 80 aniversario), y obras de Jordi Sansa, Armand Grèbol y Tolga Zafer.
Ramon Vilalta (Flauta), Francesc Puig (Clarinete), Jesús Lira (Violín), Nabí Cabestany (Violonchelo), Astrid Steinschaden (Piano) y Xavier Pagès i Corella (Director).

Concert tribute to Toldrà, Montsalvatge and Pich Santasusana

| Teatre Zorrilla | Badalona (Spain) | 19th of May of 2012 | 21:00h.

The program includes several songs for soprano and string orchestra by Toldrà and Pich Santasusana, in addition to the Postals Il·luminades by Montsalvatge and Holberg Suite by Grieg.
Orquestra de Corda del Conservatori de Badalona. Rocío Martínez (Soprano). Xavier Pagès (Conductor).

Première of The Procession for Cobla and Orchestra

| Teatre de la Llotja | Lleida (Spain) | 12th of May of 2012 | 18:30h.

Work inspired by popular themes of the Procession of San Bartholomew de Sitges.
Orquestra Simfònica Julià i Carbonell de les Terres de Lleida. Cobla Bellpuig. Alfons Reverté, conductor.

Première of Contrapuctum Lucis

| Palau Güell | Barcelona (Spain) | 16th of April of 2012 | 10:00h.

Inauguration cerimony of the organ of the Palau Güell. David Malet premieres my work Contrapuctum Lucis for organ, inspired by the dome of the main hall of this extraordinary building, designed by Antoni Gaudí.

Premiere of The Winter Sun

| Palau de la Música Catalana | Barcelona (Spain) | 26 of December of 2011 | 19:00h.

Premiere of my work "The Winter Sun" for chorus, cobla and organ, in the traditional St. Stephan concert of the Orfeó Català. See full program and information here.

Contemporary Music Concert with Grup 21

| Auditorium of the Conservatory of Liceu | Barcelona (Spain) | 14 of December of 2011 | 20:00h.

Contemporary music concert with works by Carlos Franzetti, Israel David Martinez, Benjamin Davies and Jorge Liderman. Xavier Pagès as guest conductor.

Influx Sheet Music Inauguration

| 14th of September of 2011

Influx Sheet Music is a new music editorial where you'll be able to download for free or purchase a printed copy my works and arrangements.

Premiere of Echoes at the Palau Firal i de Congressos of Tarragona

| Palau Firal i de Congressos | Tarragona (Spain) | 18th of June of 2011 | 19:00h.

The pianist Alex Alguacil and the Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National Orchestra (OBC) conducted by Paul Mann, will premiere my work Echos, awarded at the 17th Ciutat de Tarragona International Award for Musical Composition. It will be performed together with Bach/Webern's Ricercata no. 2 from Musical Offering, Beethoven's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3. and Elgar's "Enigma Variations".

Contemporary Music Concert with Grup 21

| Ateneu Barcelonès | Barcelona (Spain) | 3rd of June of 2011 | 20:00h.

I have been invited to conduct the Grup 21 in the XXth-XXIst Century Music Cycle of the FMC (Contemporary Music Foundation). Works by Jep Nuix, Jorge Liderman, David Padrós and Chen Yi.

Premiere of The Diamond Square in the 20th Anniversary of the Lieder Càmera choir

| Barcelona (Spain) | 27th of November of 2010 | 19:00h.

Next Saturday, 27th of November, will be presented the first CD of the project Cançónova, during the celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Lieder Càmera choir. This project consists in the creation of 30 new choral versions from a selection of representative works of the Nova Cançó movement. I have participated with the arrangement of the Diamond Square, original work by Ramon Muntaner as part of the soundtrack in the film of the same title.

The Carnival of the Animals with the Granada Symphony Orchestra

| Granada (Spain) | From 15th to 21st of November of 2010 and from 14th to 18th of February of 2011.

I have been invited to conduct the pedagogic and family concerts of the Granada City Orchestra (Orquesta Sinfónica de Granada), with a performance of The Carnival of the Animals by the French composer, Camille Saint-Saëns.

© Xavier Pagès i Corella, Barcelona 2011