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Pablo Carrascosa

Born in Valencia in 1979, the first contact with Pablo Carrascosa’s music began when he started playing as a bassist and singer in a Black/Death Metal band.

Biography

At the age of 20, while studying architecture at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Valencia (ETSAV), he decided to start studying classical guitar at the professional music conservatory in Valencia. First composing by ear, this intuitive procedure gradually became academic and, once he had finished his professional guitar and architecture studies, he entered the Escuela Superior de Música de Cataluña (ESMUC) in the speciality of composition, where he graduated with honours at the top of his class. Pablo Carrascosa’s career has been meteoric from the beginning, becoming one of the most active composers in Catalonia and one with the greatest projection of his generation in a short time.

Pablo Carrascosa studied composition with Christophe Havel, Mauricio Sotelo, Raphaël Cendo and Clara Maïda and participated in masterclasses of Beatriz Ferreyra, Stefano Gervasoni, Mauro Lanza, Luis Codera Puzo, Pedro Alcalde, José María Sanchez-Verdú, Miguel Gálvez Taronger and Mauricio Rodríguez, among others. He has also studied harmony/jazz orchestration with professors Lluís Vergés and John Dubuclet, musical production with Ferran Conangla and Enric Giné and orchestra conducting with Enrique García Asensio and Xavi Puig.

Currently, he combines his work as a concert music composer with that of an audiovisual composer, electronic music improviser, artistic producer/director in the CrossingLines ensemble and teacher in the Taller de Músics Escola Superior d’Estudis Musicals.

Throughout his career, Pablo Carrascosa’s music has been performed in Barcelona (L’Auditori, Arts Santa Mònica, Mercat de les flors, CCCB, Ateneu de Barcelona, Barcelona cathedral, Phonos, Fabra i Coats, convent de Sant Agustí and the Miscelanea and Hiroshima halls), Madrid (Auditorium 440 of the Centro Nacional de Arte Reina Sofía), Valencia (IVAM Concert Hall), Mallorca (Sa Nostra Cultural Centre, Es Baluard, Teatre Mar i Terra), Salamanca, (Festival Fàcyl), Lérida (Enric Granados Auditorium), Flix (Sirga Festival), Montpellier (Chapelle Saint Charles), Florence (Thor studio), Lovere (Academia Di Blle Arte Tadini), Aarhus, Hamburg (Forum Neue Musik), Hanover (Kulturhaus Nordhorn), Luxembourg (Neumünster abbey), Vienna (Reaktor), Wallis (Forum Wallis), New York (Abroms Arts Center), Buenos Aires (Casa de la Cultura del Fondo Nacional de las Artes), Peru (Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano), Santiago de Chile (Instituto de Música de la Universidad Alberto Hurtado), Xi’an (municipal auditorium) and Chengdu (popular conservatorium).

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