Rendezvous: In Vivo Danse, July 3
Hèctor Parra (Barcelona on 1976) has studied composition with Jonathan Harvey, Brian Ferneyhough as well as with Michael Jarrell in Geneva. He has the Master in Arts of the Paris-VIII University with honours. He has been Professor of Electroacoustic Composition at the Conservatory of Music of Zaragoza, in Spain, and actually he is composer in residence and professor of composition at Ircam-Centre Pompidou, in Paris.
Premieres of his works have been performed by the Ensemble Intercontemporain, the Klangforum Wien, Ensembe Recherche, the Arditti Quartet, the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic, Barcelona National Orchestra, etc. He received commissions from the French state, the Ircam-Centre Pompidou, the Berlin Academy of Arts, Münchener Biennale, the Strasbourg Festival, Musée du Louvre and the Selmer Society, among others. His are also performed at the international festivals of Lucerne, Avignon, Warsaw Autumn, Wien Modern, Donaueschinen, Agora-Ircam, Witten, Stuttgart Opera House, Bacelona Opera Liceu, Guggenheim NY, San Francisco Arts Festival, Vienna Konzerthaus…
Winner of the Ernst von Siemens Composers Prize 2011, in 2007 he won the Donald Aird Memorial Prize of San Francisco. In 2005 he was unanimously awarded the Tremplin Prize given by the Ensemble Intercontemporain. In 2002 he won the Prize of the National Institute for Performing Arts and Music of Spain.
His works are published by Durand (Universal Music Publishing Classical, Paris) and Editorial Tritó (Barcelona).
A monographic CD with his trios and chamber music performed by the ensemble Recherche has been published by the label KAIROS (2008). In 2010 KAIROS publishes his chamber opera Hypermusic Prologue, with a libretto of the renowned Harvard physicist Lisa Randall, played by the Ensemble Intercontemporain and Ircam, and in 2012 Col-legno and the Ernst von Siemens Foundation publishes his third monographic CD: Caressant l’Horizon.