Agustí Charles

Manresa - Barcelona ( 1960 )

Born in Manresa (Barcelona), Agustí Charles began to study piano at an early age at the Conservatories of Manresa, Barcelona and Badalona and at the Liceu.
He got his start in composition under Miquel Roger and Albert Sardà, Josep Soler, Franco Donatoni, Luigi Nono, Samuel Adler, Joan Guinjoan, Tomás Marco, Cristóbal Halffter, A. García Abril, J.R. Encinar and Antoni Ros Marbà.
He has won more than forty awards for his works, among them the most important national and international composition prizes, with Colors, Seqüències, Divert-i-ments, 2 Seqüències, Zweideutig, Seven Looks...
He has received commissions from various institutions and from the most renowned performers in Spain, and his music has been performed all over the world. He is also the author of a significant number of articles related to music analysis. From 1997 to 2000 he was president of the Catalan Composers’ Association and he was a member of the board of the Spanish National Institute of Theatre Arts and Music (INAEM), belonging to the Ministry of Culture.
He has a PhD in Art History and teaches Composition at the Conservatorio Superior de Música of Zaragoza and at the Escuela Superior de Música de Catalunya.


Agustí Charles

For Chamber ensembles

Border Zone. Modular IVMixed Ensemble (6 or more instruments)
Unstable SurfaceMixed Ensemble (6 or more instruments)
Five pieces, for alto saxophone and percussionMixed Ensemble (6 or more instruments)
Piano Trio, for violin, cello and pianoPiano trio
Modular I, for piano and percussionSoloist and Piano
String Quartet (núm. 1)String Quartet
La firaWind Quintet
Divertimento, for 8 violoncellosString Ensemble (6 or more instruments)
Primary ColoursMixed Ensemble (6 or more instruments)
About a Dark SummerMixed Ensemble (6 or more instruments)
Ash’s skyMixed Ensemble (6 or more instruments)
Concertino for clarinet and chamber ensembleMixed Ensemble (6 or more instruments)
String Quartet num. 2String Quartet
Variacions de la llunaMixed Ensemble (6 or more instruments)
Inner Changes. Memòries d’un assaig problemàtic (?) en clau d’humorMixed Ensemble (6 or more instruments)

Latest News

Agustí Charles
New operas, old problems, by Javier Pérez Senz

New operas, old problems, by Javier Pérez Senz

Appearances are deceptive. After the world premiere of Jo, Dalí, an opera by the octogenarian and fortunately still busy Catalan composer Xavier Benguerel (Barcelona, 1931), with a libretto by Jaime Salom, held on 8 June at the Teatro de la Zarzuela
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Agustí Charles premieres “Lord Byron” in Germany

Agustí Charles premieres “Lord Byron” in Germany

On 12 March in Darmstadt, the composer Agustí Charles premiered his opera “LByron, un estiu sense estiu“ (LByron, a year without a summer), commissioned by Darmstadt’s Staatstheater and scheduled for the 2010/2011 season. In Spain it will be ...
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Upcoming concerts

Upcoming concerts

Maybe you are still not aware that Tritó has a concert schedule, which provides details of all our composers’ musical activity, both around Spain and abroad. To begin with, last week, on the 23 and 25 February, the Oviedo Filarmonía, under the ...
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