Padrós, David

Padrós, David

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David Padrós born in Igualada (Barcelona) in 1942, Studied music with Jordi Albareda (piano) and Jordi Torra (Harmony, counterpoint and composition). Furtheren his musical studies in Germany and Switzerland with Paul Baumgartner and Sava Savoff (piano), Hans Ulrich Lehemann and Klaus Hubert (composition), and Jürg Wyttenbach (contemporary music interpretation). In Germany he was awarded the Konzertdiplom with the highest distinction on completing his studies in 1969, and in Switzerland he was awarded the Solistendiplom in 1974, both for piano. Since 1982 he has lived in Basle where he works very actively as a composer, pianist and educator.
Since 1971, when Styx was premiered at the Barcelona International Music Festival, his works have been performed all over Europe at International Festivals such as Lucerne (Switzerland), Gaudeamus Musikwoche (Holand), Europalia-85 (Belgium) and the Barcelona International Music Festival in 1987, where Confluències was premiered with great public success and critical acclaim.
He won the Hans Lentz 1969 prize for artistic merit (Germany) and the Composition prize from the Landis & Gyr Foundation in 1976 (Switzerland).


David Padrós passed on 12th February 2016.

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