Miquel Pérez, a fourth-year oboe student from the Centre Superior at the Liceu Conservatory Foundation, was interviewed in the newspaper of Andorra on the occasion of a concert with the Bòreas Ensemble, who performed as part of the VII Romanesque Chamber of Andorra cycle.
In the interview, Miquel Pérez reviews the group’s musical trajectory and states the difficulty of finding repertoire for a wind quintet and affirms: “Classical musicians also have to support contemporary creation”: “Bòreas Ensemble has commissioned and premiered works by Catalan composers of our times. Two years ago we premiered a piece by Mario Moya (a graduate in composition from the Centre Superior Liceu). Later, all last season, we had on the programme Kanolice, by the composer Anna Cazurra. And now we are working on another piece by a contemporary composer, Joan Magrané”.
The group Bòreas Ensemble is a wind quintet that was born three years ago at the Centre Superior of the Liceu Conservatory Foundation under the mastery and advice of professor Isaac Rodríguez and is formed by Alba Valero (graduate, flute and Ferrer-Salat Music Foundation scholarship holder), Miquel Pérez (oboe), Santiago Peñaroja (bassoon and Ferrer-Salat Music Foundation scholarship holder), Haizea Lores (graduate, horn and Ferrer-Salat Music Foundation scholarship holder) and Oriol Ramos (graduate, clarinet).
Bòreas was in the news last June after winning Second Prize ex aequo and the Public Prize in the Advanced Category of the Romanesque Chamber Competition of Andorra.
For their performance in San Pedro del Tarter, they prepared a very varied programme in terms of periods and styles with works by Danzi, Barber, Ligeti and Ibert.
From the Liceu Conservatory Foundation, we congratulate the wind quintet Bòreas Ensemble and we wish them the best of luck and success in their professional career.
You can read the interview on this link:
MIQUEL PÉREZ: “Els intèrprets clàssics hem de donar suport a la creació actual” (Diari d’Andorra, Jordi Salazar, 04/11/2022)