Dotze Pinzellades de Josep Ros - Andreu Riera, piano

Josep Ros (Son Servera, 1941) Although he was not born in Manacor, he is one of the musicians, composers and directors who has done the most for the musical culture of Manacor. He studied music with Antoni Maria Servera (being his last disciple) and piano at the Conservatory of Music and Dance of the Balearic Islands. He was founder (1976) and conductor (1982 to 1989) of the Manacor City Chamber Orchestra; of the Laudate Choir of Son Servera (1981 - 1990); of the Fray Junípero Serra Choir of Petra (1983 - 1990), of the Monteverdi Choir (1989 - 1990) and was conductor of the Manacor Chapel from 1982 to 1989. His extensive catalogue includes works such as Requiem Sebastiani (for choir, soloists, string orchestra and organ), La llegada del Cristo (for choir, soloists and orchestra on a text by Jaume Santandreu), 12 brushstrokes (twelve works for piano in homage to twelve personalities from Manacor and is currently recording with the pianist Andreu Riera), the concert for piano Autumne or the Tonades del sen terrón (commissioned by the "Coro de Cámara ArsAntiqua"), with lyrics by Jaume Santandreu.

Andreu Riera, pianist. He was born in Manacor, Mallorca. He began his musical studies at the Escolania de Lluc, singing with the Blauets, under the direction of his first music teacher, Father Jaume Palou. Afterwards, he returned to Manacor, where he seriously began studying the piano with Professor Concepción Vadell. He was awarded first prize at the end of intermediate level in the competitions of the Professional Conservatory of Palma. He then moved to Madrid where he worked at the Royal Conservatory of Music with Professor Ángeles Rentería. There he obtains the first prizes for piano and chamber music. He continued his studies in Vienna, where he studied for a year with Professor Hans Graf at the Hochschule für Musik and then moved to London, where he finished his studies with Professor Edith Vogel at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He has won important prizes such as the Infanta Cristina (Madrid), the International Frederic Mompou (Barcelona) or the International Mozart (Salzburg).

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