Master students enjoy an inspiring welcome day with composers José Nieto and Benet Casablancas
On Tuesday, October 1st, it was held in the Liceu Conservatory Auditorium, the usual welcome meeting for the students who will pursue their master’s studies at the Liceu Conservatory during this 2019-2020 academic year.
The event started with a few words from Mrs. Maria Serrat, general director of the Liceu Conservatory Foundation, who emphasized that the Conservatory is an institution with more than 182 years of history dedicated to promoting culture and music through education and that all the students that study at the Conservatory, are part of this History and that thanks to this they have to feel accompanied and take full advantage of the opportunities that they have, such as participating in the many masterclasses that are held throughout the year, collaborating with the Conservatory’s ensembles and, above all, enjoying music and learning from its teachers and colelagues.
After that, Víctor Estapé, Academic Director of the Conservatory, made a speech with the main things that the students must know.
And finally, there was a dialogue between composers and professors of the Master’s Program, José Nieto and Benet Casablancas, who, under the title “Make your Music reach the World: Challenges for Young Musicians in the 21st Century”, discussing the skills and competences that a musician must have today to stand out in his musical. To be in a constant evolution and to be aware that a musician must never stop learning, said Casablancas. Nieto stressed the need not only to focus on a specialization, but what makes a musician different is to have a global vision of all artistic disciplines and encouraged students to consume culture and music of all styles and periods.
On the impact of new technologies in the profession, the two composers emphasized that obviously these have generated a clear change but that students must be very aware that new technologies are tools, but we creativity cannot be conditioned by it and that first of all, the most important thing to become a great musician is to develop as a human being, not just in music.
Finally, Maria Serrat, closed the event encouraging students to take full advantage of this course, the city and the entire community that is part of the Conservatory.