González de la Rubia, Domènec (*1964)

González de la Rubia, Domènec (*1964)

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Domènec González de la Rubia is a composer, orchestra director, musicologist and pedagogue. He studied music in Barcelona and Bratislava (Slovakia). He completed courses in orchestral composition and direction to a high level at the Municipal Conservatory of Music of Barcelona. He has won numerous prizes for his compositions, at the Enric Morera and Joaquim Maideu Awards for works composed for symphony orchestra; the Fundació Parramon of Barcelona’s Award in the piano category; the Federación Extremeña de Corales Award; the 2010 Amadeus Internacional de Composició Coral Award for choral composition; and the Concerts Verds Award for the piece for string orchestra Instants de la Natura, among others. He has also been awarded the “Premi Agustí Pedro i Pons” for musicology by the Universitat Central de Barcelona. He is the author of the text ‘La Música Religiosa a Catalunya en el segle XX’ (‘Religious Music in Catalonia in the Twentieth Century’) and has published some two hundred articles on the aesthetics and history of music.
As a director, he founded the Ensemble Diapasó, the ‘Tuning Fork Ensemble’, in 2001, with which he has participated in several international cycles with a range of repertoires and, more particularly, with music by contemporary composers. In June 2006, he debuted a piece for chamber ensemble dedicated to the works of French painter (of Russian origin), Stäel, as part of the exhibition held at La Pedrera (Casa Batlló) in Barcelona and commissioned by Fundació Caixa de Catalunya. He was also the leader of Grup Sitges-94 for four years, as well as of the ACC Instrumental Ensemble, among others, and has led the Municipal Band of Barcelona on numerous occasions. His symphony, Arnheim, was debuted in 2008 at the Prague Festival organised by the Czech Philharmonic, and the Phiharmonic Orchestra of Novosibirsk debuted his First Symphony under the baton of Thomas Sanderling. He is frequently invited to hold courses and conferences in both Spain and abroad, and his pieces are played by outstanding soloists and international ensembles.
He currently holds various positions of responsibility, including the chair of the Associació Catalana de Compositors (Catalan Composers Association) and that of the Federació d´Associacions Ibèriques de Compositors (Federation of Iberian Composers Associations).

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