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Benet Casablancas (b4/02/1956)

Born in Sabadell (Barcelona) in 1956, Benet Casablancas is one of the leading Spanish composers of his generation. He studied in Barcelona and Vienna, where he worked with, among others, Friedrich Cerha and Karl-Heinz Füssl. He also has a degree in philosophy and a PhD in musicology, both from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and undertook courses with György Ligeti, Elliott Carter, George Benjamin and Magnus Lindberg.

Benet Casablancas is frequently commissioned, and his works have won numerous awards, including the Ciudad de Barcelona, Musician’s Accord of New York, Fundación Juan March of Madrid, Spanish National Recording Prize, Composer’s Arena of Amsterdam, Oscar Esplá, Ferran Sors, finalist of the Prix de Composition Prince Pierre de Monaco, ISCM Festival. In 2007 he received the National Prize of Music of the Generalitat of Catalunya, and in 2013 he has been distinguished with the National Music Prize granted by the Spanish Ministry of Culture, regarding the intellectual maturity of Casablancas’s works, the diversity of genres mastered by him and the international impact of his works. This is the highest honour that the government of Spain awards in this cultural field.




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