The "Remembering Joan Guinjoan" Project

As its first project, the Foundation has commissioned a series of articles from various personalities who evoke and remember the figure of Joan Guinjoan. The project is curated by Ruth Prieto, director of the website "El Compositor Habla". The periodicity of the articles is monthly and started in November 2022. To date, the following articles have been published:

1) Joan Guinjoan, an artist as endearing as he is unknown..  (Nov. 2022, in spanish)
Xoan Manuel Carreira. Journal Editor of  "Mundo clásico"

2) Remembering Guinjoan. (Dec. 2022, in catalan)
Josep Maria Guix (Reus 1962). Composer. He has been director of the Nous Sons festival at the Auditori de Barcelona and guest composer at the Palau de la Música Catalana.

3) The Mediterranean in music(Jan.2023, in spanish)
Juan Ángel Vela del Campo (Bilbao, 1947). He has collaborated as a music commentator in the newspaper El País from 1989 to 2015, and for two decades in Cadena Ser. Director of the 8-volume "Historia de la Música en España en Hispanoamerica" (Fondo de Cultura Económica), he was awarded the Salzburg Cultural Fund's Critics' Prize in 1999 for his review of the premiere of an opera by Luciano Berio.

4) Joan Guinjoan: the person and the character(Feb. 2023, in spanish)
José Luís García del Busto. Member of the San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts.

5) The figure of Joan Guinjoan through his chamber music works(Mar. 2023, in spanish)
Rosa María Fernández. Member of the Reial Acadèmia Catalana de Belles Arts de Sant Jordi and research musicologist at the Sorbonne.

6) Freedom and tradition(Apr. 2023, in spanish)
Jorge de Persia. Researcher and critic who has worked at the CSIC, at the Manuel de Falla Archive and in other specialised fields.

7) Digraf in the starry night(May. 2023, in spanish)
Alfonso Calderón de Castro. Piano teacher at the Conservatorio Profesional de Música "Manuel Carra" in Málaga. Alfonso Calderón has recorded the complete piano works of Joan Guinjoan.

8) How Joan Guinjoan opened the door to soprano composition (June 2023, in spanish)
María Hinojosa Montenegro. With a degree in singing and lied with the highest qualification and end-of-career award (ESMUC), she was nominated for Best Musical Actress in 2007 and 2011, and winner of the Critics' Prize at the Butaca Awards.
She has sung at venues such as the Musikverein and the Theater an der Wien in Vienna, the Teatre Colom in Buenos Aires, l'Arena de Verona, l'Opera de Philadelphia, the Teatre del Liceu, L'Auditori de Barcelona, the Palau de la Música Catalana , the Palau de les Arts de València, the Teatro Real and the Auditori Nacional de Madrid, among others, under the direction of Heras Casado, Sir N. Marriner, Bolton, Antonini, Onofri, Dantone, Alessandrini, Biondi and Pons. On stage he has worked with X. Albertí, La Fura dels Baus, Els Comediants, F. Negrín, R. Carsen and Ll. Pasqual.

9) Joan Guinjoan, craft and creativity (September 2023, in spanish)
Tomás Marco. Born in Madrid in 1942. Violin and composition studies together with a degree in Law. Masters like Maderna, Boulez, Stockhausen, Ligeti or Adorno. In 1967 he was Stockhausen's assistant. Awards: National Music in 1969 and 2002, Gaudeamus Foundation (Holland) 1969 and 1971, VI Biennial of Paris, Centenary of Casals, Golden Harp, Tribune of Composers of UNESCO, Music Prize of the Community of Madrid 2003. Gold Medal of Fine Arts 2014.Ibero-American Music Prize Tomás Luis de Victoria 2016. Doctor Honoris Causa by the Complutense University of Madrid. Member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando of which since 2021 is Director.Several books published ,courses in Europe and America .He has exercised music criticism and various administrative positions .Compositions: 7 operas, 1 zarzuela, 1 ballet,10 symphonies, chamber music ,choral and solo.2023 Resident Composer of the Festival Internacional de Granada.


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