The Luis Angel Arango Library, one of the most important cultural spaces in Bogotá, will present a tribute concert dedicated to the Catalan composer.
On 19 October a concert will take place at the Concert Hall of the Luis Angel Arango Library in Bogotá, Colombia, in which a retrospective of the creative work of the composer Moisés Bertrán will be offered. The concert will include performances of some of his works, composed for various ensembles such as: A tribute to James (for piano), Miniatures for Gaudí (for flute and guitar), La Quinta Estación (for solo violin and string quintet), Silbatos, flautas y Ocarinas and the Suite for Wind Quintet. There will also be the world premiere of the works Uri Egi’s Llulaby (for piano) and Sobre fábulas y verdades (for soprano, piano, violin and double bass).
Moisés Bertrán studied composition with Professor Salvador Pueyo at the Liceu Conservatory, and later became Professor of Composition at the Centre. He also trained at The Hartt School of the University of Hartford (USA) and has had an extensive career as a teacher in Spain, the United States and Colombia. In Colombia he has taught at the EAFIT University, and is currently Professor of Composition at the Conservatory of Music of the National University of Colombia. As a composer he has produced more than one hundred works, some of which have won important awards. These include the third prize at the International Composers Competition of the New Symphony Vienna in 2020 for his work Tres instantes en la memoria and the Oreste Sindici Prize in 2003 for his work Miniatures for Gaudí.
The concert on 19 October is part of the programme “Colombia se Compone”, a project through which the Banco de la República of Colombia seeks to make the activities of composers visible and consolidate a space for the recognition of their talent, career and legacy. Moisés Bertran is based in Colombia where, in addition to his work as a composer, he has developed important musical projects, such as the Semana Colombo-Catalana, a Contemporary Music Festival dedicated to the works of composers from Colombia and Catalonia.