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Néstor Giménez

Néstor Giménez is a graduate in jazz piano performance at the ESMUC with professors Lluís Vidal, Joan Díaz, Joan Monné, Eladio Reinón, Matthew Simon and Agustí Fernández, among others.

Biography

He also received private lessons from Sophia Rossoff, Fred Hersch, John Taylor and Joanne Brackeen, and has attended masterclasses from Jorge Rossy, Mark Turner, Michael Kanan, Ben Monder, Kirk Kovington and Gary Willis, among others.

He leads his own orchestra, with which he recorded an album: Rite (Consagració), the result of a commission from the Auditori de Barcelona to make original music inspired by Igor Stravinsky’s Spring Consecration.

As a soloist, he released two albums. The last one is Sputnik, Explorer and everything after in homage to the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

He also founded and is a member of the groups STN and Eilo. He usually accompanies singers such as Carola Ortiz, Gemma Humet and Ferran Savall, and more. He also performed as a pianist soloist with the symphony orchestra of the ESMUC, in Lluís Vidal’s Big Band playing Iberiana and has been part of the orchestra of Los Miserables in Barcelona and the orchestra of Cantània in 2013.

He has recorded the soundtrack Siete pasos y medio, which won the prize for best soundtrack at the Malaga Festival of Spanish cinema in 2009. In 2015 he received the first prize for composition from the International Composition Contest of the Silesian Jazz Festival 2015 and also the award for the best composer of the year from the AMJM (Association of Jazz and Modern Music Musicians of Catalonia).

As a teacher, he teaches the subjects of harmony, auditory perception and combo at ESEM Taller de músics, harmony and jazz techniques at the Escola del Taller de Músics and the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMuC).

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