Liceu Cambra Masterclasses & Concerts is synonymous with great music and musical wisdom shared by the greatest performers and creators. This concert series reaches its ninth edition this year, reaffirming itself as one of the most interesting initiatives of its kind, and, as always expected, a meeting point for the students of the Higher Center of the Liceu Conservatory with the great international masters, and as an appointment for music lovers from Barcelona with the best music.
Manuel Alcaraz Clemente is a Spanish percussionist, specializing in the interpretation of contemporary music. He is mainly active as a soloist, chamber and ensemble musician, as well as an educator. Manuel is currently based in Graz, Austria.
As a soloist, his versatility ranges from playing classic contemporary music repertoire for percussion, to regularly working with young composers, who are recognized in the international contemporary music scene for the creation of new pieces and innovative interpretations.
Since 2016, he has been the percussionist of Ensemble Schallfeld (AT) and Noviga Projekto (PT/AT)
Besides his work in these formations, he freelances regularly with Contemporary Music Ensembles and Orchestras such as Klangforum Wien, Lucerne Festival Alumni, Ensemble PHACE, Recreation Grosses Orchester Graz and Mdi Ensemble, among many others.
In addition, he has performed in several festivals including the Lucerne Festival (CH), Wien Modern (AT), Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt (DE), Klangspuren Schwaz (AT), Afekt Festival (EST), Impuls Festival and Steirischer Herbst (AT) and the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (EN).
He offers regularly workshops and masterclasses for composers and percussionists in Austria, Portugal, Spain and Slovenia.
Manuel received his Bachelor Degree at ESMuC (Catalonia College of Music, Barcelona). In 2015, he completed his Master in solo performance at ESMAE (Oporto, Portugal). In January 2018 he completed the Master Program ‘PPCM (Practice and Performance of Contemporary Music)’, where he worked alongside the members of Klangforum Wien.
Since 2019 Manuel is Marimba One Educational Artist.
Liceu Cambra – Masterclasses & Concerts series has the patronage of Ferrer-Salat Music Foundation.