Albert Carbonell i Sauri
Born in Barcelona where he began his musical studies at the Conservatory of Music in the same city graduating with honors (percussion honors, honorary prize for harmony, fugue, composition and instrumentation).
During his career he has received several awards, grants and scholarships highlighting the grant of the Association of Artists and Performers (AIE) 1994-95, the grant of the “Fundación Autor / SGAE” (1999) and the “Foundation Agustín Pedro Pons” University of Barcelona (2000). As awards include first prize in the “International Competition for Musical Composition” Monserrat (Valencia) with the work “Sequences” for clarinet, violin, cello and piano (2001). The first “Francesc Civil Composition Prize” of the city of Girona best Catalan composer (2001) and press “Boruslav Martinu” (2004). In 2002 he moved to New York City where he performed studies reported higher thanks to a Fulbright scholarship. In New York he studied at the Juilliard School of Music with Samuel Adler and later at Mannes College The New School for Music Teachers with David Loeb (composition), Robert Cuckson (theory) and Carl Schachter (analysis). 2004 will be appointed resident composer of “Institute and Festival for Contemporary Performance”, being its advisory board-composers Elliott Carter, Pierre Boulez and Mario Davidovsky with those who take a direct contact, in addition to the program director, the prestigious contemporary pianist Marc Ponthus.
His catalog of works is varied and includes pieces for solo instruments, chamber music, string orchestra, orchestra and choral works, as well as children’s songs and pedagogical works. His style is characterized by the use of counterpoint, as well as a marked preference for the new graph, a strong influence of traditional harmony enlarged taste effects timbre and an approach to the Catalan folksong.
Currently resides in New York City where he continues to expand its catalog of works done at the same time an intense cultural promotion within the contemporary scene as artistic director of the “Ibero-American Music Festival of New York”.
Flute – (OBC) Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
Beatriz Cambrils was born in Peñíscola (Castellón) and is a member of the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra (OBC) since 2003 as second flute. Season 2006-2007 until the 2009-2010 she worked as Assistant to soloist.
Beatriz was awarded the prize of honour at the end of her studies at the Conservatory of Barcelona. She has attended masterclasses with Magdalena Martinez and she has won various competitions in all Spain.
He was part of the Castilla y León Symphony Orchestra as soloist (2001-2003) and she has also collaborated with the Youth National Orchestra of Catalonia (JONC), Andorra Chamber Orchestra and the Engelberg Chamber Orchestra among others.
On the teaching side she has taught classes at the Conservatory of Barcelona (1998-2000), in the Sabadell professional Conservatory and also at the superior school of music of Catalonia (ESMUC) course 2006-2007.
Nowadays teaches at the Luthier School.
Music director of the Barcelona Youth Symphony Orchestra, Carlos Checa made in 2005 his conducting debut on the international scene in China, conducting the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, in 2009 debuted in London with excellent reviews conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Cadogan Hall, and in 2014 he was invited personally by maestro Gustavo Dudamel, and he made his debut in “El Sistema”.
Carlos Checa since 2008 has been invited to conduct Latinamerican Orchestras such as Costa Rica National Symphony Orchestra, Peru National Symphony Orchestra, Xalapa Symphony Orchestra (Mexico), Honduras National Orchestra, Mendoza Symphony Orchestra (Argentina), and the Francisco de Miranda Youth Symphony Orchestra (Venezuela).
He has also conducted in Poland the prestigious Wroclaw Philharmonic and the Pomeranian Philharmonic of Bydgoszcz, and in Spain, symphony orchestras such us the Orchestra of RTVE Madrid, Baleares Symphony Orchestra, Extremadura Orchestra, Cordoba Orchestra, Málaga Provincial Symphony Orchestra, Región de Murcia Symphony Orchestra, Ciudad Real Symphony Orchestra, Santa Cecília Classical Orchestra , Youth National Orchestra of Spain, Manuel de Falla Orchestra and Tenerife Symphony Orchestra.
Cello – Symphony Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu
Born in Heidelberg (Germany), he started his cello studies at the Heidelberg Music Conservatory in Roland Kuntze’s class. He also received master classes from Mark Drobinski in Paris. He has been in different German and Austrian orchestras. In 1989 he won a post as an assistant soloist in the Flanders Philharmonic, Ambers.
In 1990 he joined the Symphony Orchestra of the Gran Teatre Del Liceu and since 1999 he is the assistant soloist there.
Always showing a great interest for chamber music, he has played with different european musical formations such as the Isasi Quartet with which he made a recording published by Naxos; he has also played with the organist Izumi Kando, the harpist Kobie Du Plessis, the cello player Ingrid Kuntzmann, amongst others.
Currently he is still with the Symphony Orchestra of the Gran Teatre Del Liceu, he collaborates with the Bach zum Mitsingen project, gives first sight reading lessons at the Luthier School, and organizes the musical agenda of the Martin Luther Church in Barcelona.