, one of the leading figures in Spanish contemporary music in the past fifty years, in his dual role as conductor-pianist and composer, is in the spotlight at this year's Contemporary Music Festival of Barcelona.
A concert cycle of his works opened this past Oct. 15 with a performance by Barcelona 216. Guinjoan was surrounded by the organizers of the cycle, the Caixa Catalunya Foundation and Musicadhoy
, and by composers and performers who praised his figure.
Throughout the cycle, his works will be interpreted by some of the top musicians in contemporary music, including Horacio Lavandera
, who performed "Verbum
" on October 27 and the Cuarteto Diotima
, String Quartet
on Nov. 5. All concerts are at the Caixa Catalunya Auditorium in Barcelona.