Date & Time: Saturday November 2, 7:30 pm
Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students
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The French Reverie
Olivier Messiaen (1908 – 1992): Prelude n.8 ‘Un reflet dans le vent’ (1929)
Philippe Manoury (b.1952): Toccata pour piano (1998)
Ofer Ben-Amots (b.1955): Akëda (2000)
Henri Dutilleux (1916 – 2013): Sonate pour piano (1946-1948)
Joel Järventausta (b.1995): La vehemència del despertar “for Laura” (2016)
Thierry Escaich (b.1965): Jeux de doubles (2001)
Vladimir Djambazov (b.1954): 33:8 (1981/2016)
About the Artist
Laura Farré Rozada is an award-winning pianist and mathematician specialised in contemporary music. She has been among the 11 musicians selected for the NEXT music programme with the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group for the 2018/2019 season.
She recently completed her Master of Music degree at the Royal College of Music in London as an RCM Patrons’ Award Holder, where she received an ‘Exceptional’ Distinction (94%) at her 1st-year MMus Recital. Previously, she graduated with Distinction from her Bachelor and Master piano studies with Jean-François Dichamp at ESMUC (Catalonia College of Music), and from her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics at UPC (Polytechnic University of Catalonia). She obtained several Distinction Awards in all her studies.
Laura recently published her first solo album The French Reverie, funded by 208 patrons from 28 countries across the 5 continents.
She has performed as a soloist in Spain, France, Germany, Canada, Bulgaria and the UK, and has appeared on the main Catalan media, Channel France 3, Classic FM Radio and the Bulgarian National Radio.
In 2018, Laura made her debut with Robert Gerhard’s Piano Concerto with ‘Camerata Eduard Toldrà’ Chamber Orchestra conducted by Edmon Colomer. In the same year, she World-Premiered Joel Järventausta’s Piano Concerto with the New Perspectives ensemble conducted by Timothy Lines. She has also performed with ensembles conducted by Thomas Foskett-Barnes, Matthew Hardy and Jean-Bernard Matter.
She has worked with composers such as George Crumb, Brian Ferneyhough, Michael Finnissy, Márton Illés, Albert Sardà, Sergi Ramis, Pablo Carrascosa, Carlos Rojo and Lewis Coenen-Rowe; and premiered works by Philippe Manoury, David Lang, Vladimir Djambazov, Thierry Escaich, Ofer Ben-Amots, Joel Järventausta, Lara Poe, Stella Fiorenzoli, Dani López, Ákos Lustyik, Piyawat Louilarpprasert, Karim Younis, Benjamin Heim, Bronwen McVeigh and Patrick McGraw.
Laura has participated in several masterclasses with professors Stanislav Pochekin, Mikhail Voskresensky, Felix Gottlieb, Konrad Elser, Boris Berman, Dmitri Alexeev, Hortense Cartier-Bresson, Michel Béroff, Marie-Josèphe Jude, Andrew Haigh, Albert Tarakanov, Natasa Sarcevic, Marcel Baudet, Malcolm Wilson and Nelly Ben-Or, among others.
As a researcher, she has written essays on music and mathematics and the piano repertoire of the 20th century. Due to her multiple interests and her training in other instruments, Laura has also engaged in several musical projects that involved her in arranging music for the Swedish choir Köörmit, singing in choir festivals in Germany, France and Russia, and performing and recording for bands such as GentleMusicMen, The Pinker Tones and Love of Lesbian.
In 2017, Laura was among the 20 performers selected to join the Waterloo Region Contemporary Music Sessions in Canada, and received a High Commendation from the jury (Mei Yi Foo and Tim Gill) at the RCM Contemporary Competition. Since April 2018, she has been featured at the itinerary exposition ‘D’ONES: Women’s (R)evolution in Music’ in several venues, including Palau Robert in Barcelona.
Future projects include the world premiere of several works by composers Sergi Ramis, Nino Russell, Nathanael Gubler, Lara Poe, Zacharias Wolfe, Piyawat Louilarpprasert, Alberto Jacopucci, and the concert tour of her new album, The French Reverie.