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" as one critic from Barcelona Clàssica described his outstanding 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 Casa Milà/La Pedrera (Gaudí’s building in Barcelona), where he was Artist-in-Residence during the 2018-19 season.
He has been invited to 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, 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 seventeen 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, ranging from baroque to contemporary music. His commitment to contemporary music is exemplified by his collaborations with Catalan/American composer Elisenda Fàbregas, who has written and dedicated several works to him (three of them to be included in future CDs), as well as the substantial number of world premieres he has performed by composers such as Joan Magrané, Francisco Goldschmidt, Benoit Granier, Elisenda Fàbregas, Rain Worthington, 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. He is currently pursuing 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. He has also received masterclasses from Frans Helmerson, Cuarteto Casals, Barnabás Kelemen and Emmanuele Bertrand, among many others.
Roger has a strong commitment on making the world a better place. For instance, he is an Honorary Member of Une Clé de Sol pour une Étoile, an organization that works on behalf of disadvantaged children through music involvement in social projects. As a member of Yehudi Menuhin LiveMusicNow-Köln e.V., he has played quite a few concerts in social institutions.
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, his performances have been broadcasted by the National Radio of Spain, Catalan Radio, and by the BBC.
He is Artistic Director and Founder of a Festival in Germany, and Artistic Advisor of the Elissimo-Festival (Marbella) and Project Music, which organizes concerts in Spain & Ireland.
Future performances engagements include an invitation to the Verbier Festival 2021, Düsseldorf Festival, 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 C.P.E. Bach, Haydn, Schumann and Elgar.