BIOGRAPHY

Roger Morelló Ros (b. Catalonia 1993) is considered to be one of the outstanding talents of the young generation of Spanish cellists. Acclaimed for his "expressiveness, mastery of dynamics ... and lots of character" by a critic from Barcelona Clàssica in describing his performance at the famous ‘Palau de la Música’ in Barcelona.  Roger performs regularly in well-known concert halls such as Philarmonie Berlin, Beethoven Hall of the Redoute Bonn, Kerkrade Theater, Pau Casals Auditorium, Josep Carreras Auditorium, Palau de la Música Catalana or La Pedrera/Casa Milà (Gaudí’s building in Barcelona), where he was an Artist in Residence during the 2018-19 season.

 

He has been invited to festivals such as Verbier Festival, Düsseldorf Festival, Orpheo Music Festival, Rheinhessen Musikfestival, Euregio Musikfestival, Musethica International Chamber Music Festival Berlin, Aurora Winter Classic Festival, Echo Festival, MozArte Festival, Bochum Fokus Festival, Impressions Classic Festival, and has played with renowned artists such as Maria Kliegel, well known professors from the Universities of Berlin, Cologne, Weimar, Vienna, Barcelona, San Sebastian, Madrid and with members of the Michelangelo String Quartet and Artemis Quartet.

 

As a soloist, he has performed with orchestra concertos by Vivaldi, C.P.E. Bach, Haydn (No. 1 & 2, Sinfonia Concertante), Bruch, Saint-Saëns, Elgar and Tchaikovsky. Furthermore, he has obtained 18 prizes in national and international competitions such as: Gustav Mahler Prize (1st prize), Brigitte-Kempen Wettbewerb (1st prize), Manhattan International Music Competition (silver medal), Chamber Music Competition of the Cologne Music University (1st prize), The North International Music Competition (1st prize), and International Music Competition Berlin 2017 (2nd prize) among others.

 

Roger covers a wide range of repertoire: from baroque to contemporary music. His commitment to contemporary music is exemplified by his collaborations with Catalan/American composer Elisenda Fábregas, who has written and dedicated several works to him, as well as the substantial number of premieres he has performed by composers such as Joan Magrané, Johannes Schöllhorn, Francisco Goldschmidt, Marc Migó, Albert Sardà, Benoit Granier, Marilyn Bliss, Rain Worthington, Debra Kaye, Victoria Bond among others.

 

Roger Morelló initially studied in Spain with Carolina Pineda (Salou), David Blay (Vila-seca), Damian Martínez (Musikene) and then moved to Germany to do a Master and a Soloist-Diploma with Maria Kliegel at the University of Music in Cologne, finishing with honors and with the financial support of the Deutschslandstipendium and the Güell Scholarship.

Other relevant personalities in his artistic development have been Marta Casals, Anthony Spiri, Harald Schoneweg, Benedicte Palko, Andoni Mercero and Megumi Hashiba. He has also received masterclasses from Steven Isserlis, Frans Helmerson and Cuarteto Casals, among many others.

 

Roger is an Honorary Member of Une Clé de Sol pour une Étoile, an organization that works on behalf of disadvantaged children through music, and is also a member of the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation, which includes playing social concerts. He has been a fellow of the New York Woman Composers Association, the Deutscher-Musikrat, the NRW-Künstlerstipendium, the W. Richard - Dr. Dörken Stiftung and was the winner of a Hezekiah Wardwell Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Furthermore, his performances have been broadcasted by the National Radio of Spain, Catalan Radio, and by the BBC.

 

HHe has been Artistic Director of the Festival Bach 2 Basics (2021) in Málaga, which culminated in a CD recording.

 

Future performances engagements include an invitation to the Verbier Festival 2022, MozArte-Festival 2022, Ibercamera Girona, a CD production for cello & piano with Austrian Gramophone and another CD for cello-solo with the support of Casals Foundation; he also will have debut in Korea, Taiwan, Czech Republic and performances as a soloist in Spain and Germany with Concertos by Haydn, Schumann, Dvorak and Elgar.

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