BIOGRAPHY

Roger Morelló Ros (Catalonia 1993*) is considered one of the most outstanding Spanish talents of the next generation. Acclaimed for his "expressiveness, mastery of dynamics ... and lots of character", as one critic from Barcelona Clàssica described about his outstanding performance at the famous Palau de la Música in Barcelona.

Roger performs regularly in many countries and in important concert halls like 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), from where he was Artist Resident 2018/19.

 

He has been invited to important festivals such as Verbier 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, among others, and has played with renowned artists such as Maria Kliegel, various professors from the Music Universities of Berlin, Cologne, Weimar, Vienna, Barcelona, San Sebastian, Madrid and with members of the Michelangelo String Quartet, Quatuor Hanson and Artemis Quartett.

 

As a soloist, he has played in Spain and Germany concerts by Vivaldi, C.P.E.Bach, Haydn (No. 1 & 2, Sinfonia Concertante), Bruch, Saint-Saëns, Elgar and Tchaikovsky. Furthermore, he has obtained 17 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), International Music Competition Berlin 2017 (2nd prize), etc.

 

Roger covers a wide range of repertoire, ranging from baroque to contemporary music. His commitment to current music can be seen in the work done with the composer Elisenda Fàbregas, who has dedicated several works to him and with the world premieres of works by composers like Joan Magrané, Francisco Goldschmidt, Elisenda Fàbregas, Rain Worthington, among others.

 

He studied in Spain with Carolina Pineda (Salou), David Blay (Vila-seca), Damian Martínez (Musikene) and then moved to Germany to study a Master and a Soloist-Diploma with Maria Kliegel at the University of Music in Cologne, finishing with honors and supported by the Deutschslandstipendium and the Güell Scholarship. He is currently studying a Master of Chamber Music with Anthony Spiri and Harald Schoneweg.

Other relevant personalities in his artistic development have been Marta Casals, Benedicte Palko, Andoni Mercero, Megumi Hashiba and Andreas Fröhlich. Furthermore, he has received masterclasses from Frans Helmerson, Cuarteto Casals, Barnabás Kelemen and Emmanuele Bertrand, 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 NRW-Künstlerstipendium,  the W. Richard - Dr. Dörken Stiftung and was the winner of a Hezekiah Wardwell Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Furthermore, he has been broadcast by the National Radio of Spain, by the Catalan Radio and by the BBC.

 

He is Artistic Director and Founder of a new festival in Cologne, and Artistic Advisor of the Elissimo-Festival in Marbella and Project Music Management, a company that organizes concerts in Spain and Ireland.

 

Future projects include an invitation to the Verbier Festival 2021, Düsseldorf Festival, Ibercamera Girona, a CD production with Austrian Gramophone, his debut in Taiwan and concerts as a soloist in Spain and Germany by C.P.E. Bach, Haydn, Schumann and Elgar.

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