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Lluïsa Espigolé

Contemporary experimental pianist. Lluïsa Espigolé (Barcelona, 1981) is intensively engaged in contemporary experimental music. Her activity is currently focused on the performance and premieres as a soloist, chamber musician, ensembles and increasingly in interdisciplinary projects, sound performance and free improvisation.  

​As a soloist she has promoted and premiered many composers of her generation and collaborated with performers, improvisers and multimedia artists of the experimental scene, with regular appearances in festivals and venues such as 8Brücken Köln (Cologne), Lucerne Festival, Festival Ensems (Valencia), Heidelberger Frühling, ISCM World Music Days, Festival Mixtur (Barcelona), Festival Musica (Strasbourg), Internationales Musikfestival Darmstadt, OUT.SIDE, Sampler Sèries (Barcelona), Sónar, Sound of Stockholm, VANG Músicas den Vanguardia (Madrid), Alte Oper (Frankfurt), Fundación Juan March (Madrid), L’Auditori (Barcelona), Liederhalle (Stuttgart), KKL (Lucerne), Philarmonie (Luxembourg), Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (Karlsruhe), among others.

Based in Barcelona, Lluïsa Espigolé performs with CrossingLines and Funktion and has collaborated with a variety of ensembles including Ensemble Adapter (Berlin), Ensemble Ascolta (Stuttgart), Ensemble Modern (Frankfurt), Ensemble Linea (Strasbourg), Ensemble Plus Minus (London) and orchestras including the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya, the Orchestre Philarmonique de Luxembourg and the SüdWest Rundfunk Orchestra. She develops pedagogical activities in collaboration with universities as well as with musical institutions in particular on piano music of the 20th and 21st centuries and multimedia repertoire. She is currently professor of contemporary piano and chamber music at the CSMA University of Music in Zaragoza where she also develops the project Piano Activities. Moreover, she is the co-director of the Àrtic Escola de Música i Laboratori Sonor in Barcelona and co-curator of the unusual music series OUT·SIDE.

Lluïsa Espigolé was most influenced by her teachers Yukiko Sugawara, Nicolas Hodges, Florent Boffardand Florian Hölscher. She also worked closely with Hermann Kretzschmar, Ueli Wiget and the members of the Ensemble Modern during the Internationale Ensemble Modern Akademie in Frankfurt. Further artistic influences were provided working closely with composers such Peter Ablinger, Mark André, Michael Beil, Beat Furrer, Helmut Lachenmann, Berhnard Lang, Marco Stroppa and also with many composers and sound artists of her generation.