The Italian Consulate in Barcelona, the Italian Institute of Culture and the Conservatorio del Liceo Foundation present the National Space Day 2023, a journey into the cosmos and music through images and sounds that tell us about space and the immensity of the universe.
Researcher at the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) at the Instituto de Ciencias del Espacio (ICE) in Barcelona where she leads a group of nearly 14 scientists. Her research activities focus on the observation of compact objects at different wavelengths, from radio to gamma rays, and she is also interested in performing theoretical simulations in search of a common evolutionary scenario for the zoo of the isolated population of neutron stars.
She can currently count more than 400 publications and co-edited 4 books. She has written invited papers for Physics Today and another for Nature Astronomy, and was invited as a colloquium speaker at most of the largest universities and research institutes around the world such as Harvard, Cambridge and Oxford.
Her list of awards includes nearly 12 prestigious awards for her research, including the National Young Researchers Award of the Catalan Government (2017), the Royal Academy of Science Award for Women Scientists (2019), and the Banco Sabadell Award for Science and Engineering (2020).
Professor and Head of the String Department of the Conservatori Liceu. He studied at the “S. Cecilia” in Rome, at the Music School of Fiesole and at the International Academy of Portogruaro with Pavel Vernikov.
As a chamber musician and soloist he has performed concerts in Europe, Asia, America and Australia. He was professor at the Royal Conservatory of Belgium. He performs regular cycles of Masterclasses in Spain, England, United States and Latin America.
He is the artistic and musical director of the Chamber Orchestra of Granollers. He plays an 1829 Vuillaume violin ex “Kaufmann”.
He studied at the “Paganini” Conservatory in Genoa, at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and at the Stauffer Academy in Cremona with Salvatore Accardo. Winner of several national and international competitions as a soloist, his fondness for the string quartet repertoire led him to found the Cremona Quartet, which has since had an international career, receiving public and critical acclaim for its concert and recording activity. They are present in major concert halls around the world.
With his quartet partners, Cristiano Gualco is today a professor at the Stauffer Center for Strings. He plays a 1640 Nicola Amati violin.
In his spare time, he is an avid astrophotographer, and some of his work has been published by NASA.
CONSERVATORY LICEU STUDENTS:
Manuel del Horno, viola
Martina Armengol, cello