2023 Roche Commissions David Moliner

Spanish composer, and percussion soloist, David Moliner described as one of the most promising artists of his generation; he studied with Pascal Dusapin and Jörg Widmann in Haute École de Musique de Genève, Universität der Künste Berlin and Akademie Barenboim Said Berlin.

His compositional aesthetic has been quickly considered a pioneer of new genres of new forms; his music links the body psychos with the instrument for which it is written with all musical parameters completely subordinate to this artistic conception. He has written orchestral music, chamber music, solo, music theater chamber music and masquerades. His works are published through Universal Edition.

His music has been played by soloists from: Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ensemble Recherche and in venues such as Darmstädter Ferienkurse (Darmstadt), Festival Ensems (Valencia), or in tour around Portugal, Chile, Mexico, Switzerland, France, Germany or Spain. Pierre Boulez Saal made a portrait evening of his chamber music works entitled Corporal Pathos by musicians from West-Divan Orchestra and Barenboim Said Akademie. Fabian Panisello and Plural Ensemble made a portrait of some of his most recent music. He also premiered his percussion concerto "Figuratio I, Mein Logos!" with Spanish National Youth Orchestra conducted by Lucas Macías and David Moliner as a soloist in Auditorio Nacional de España and Sala Mozart Zaragoza.

He has received some awards such as Italy Percussive Arts Society Vibraphone Competition and the Universität der Künste-Composition Prize Berlin. He has played in concert halls such as Philharmonie Berlin, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, KKL Luzern, Philharmonie Paris with conductors such as Simon Rattle, Peter Eötvös or Matthias Pintscher. As a soloist he was invited to play with Jörg Widmann in Konzerthaus Berlin and in Pierre Boulez Saal Berlin. He did workshops about his composition aesthetics in Centro Superior Musikene-San Sebastián, Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Danse de Lyon, Hochschule für Musik und Theater München and USC Los Ángeles Thornton School of Music.

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