Sergio Blardony

b. 1965

Spanish

Summary

Sergio Blardony was born in Madrid in 1965. After his apprenticeship at The Royal Conservatory of Music of Madrid he studied with Roberto J. de Vittorio and J.L. de Delás. He also took specialization courses under the guidance of Helmut Lachenmann, Enrico Fubini, Luis de Pablo and others. Since then, Blardony has composed over 70 works for every genre and timbral resources. He has been awarded international prizes such as SGAE Prize in Music Composition, the ‘City of Tarragona’ International Award or the Shut Up And Listen! Award. His orchestral compositions have been performed all over the world by conductors like  Arturo Tamayo, José Ramón Encinar, José De Eusebio, Nacho de Paz, or José Luis Temes. Artists like Andrés Gomis, Jonathan Carney, Patricia Rozario or Carlos Bonell have performed his works in solo recitals or along with ensembles and orchestras as Trío Arbós, Plural Ensemble, Orquesta Nacional de España, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra or St. Petersburg Camerata Orchestra.

Biography

Sergio Blardony was born in Madrid in 1965. Prior to his formal training at The Royal Conservatory of Music, he was self-taught due to an insatiable thirst for music. After his apprenticeship, he went on to study composition with Roberto J. de Vittorio and later he decided to take a four-year course of advanced studies at the School of Music of the University of Alcalá de Henares under the guidance of composer José Luis de Delás. He also enrolled in several special composition programmes under the tutelage of masters such as Heinz-Klaus Metzger, Rainer Riehn, Helmut Lachenmann, Enrico Fubini, Luis de Pablo and other avant-garde luminaries.

Since then, Sergio Blardony has composed over 70 works for every genre around and experimented with all kinds of timbral resources. Since he is certainly not afraid of trying every solution in order to fulfil his ambitious artistic goals, no musical mean is excluded from his vocabulary. Therefore, he can easily come up with fresh new sounds and timbral concoctions that fit his music as a glove. Vocal, solo and chamber music, ensemble, orchestral, choral, music-theatre and electroacoustic/multimedia, are some of the fields for which he has developed his unrestrained concepts. So it comes as no surprise that his commitment towards new music has made him the recipient of several important international prizes, such as the First Prize in Music Composition granted by the Spanish Authors Society (SGAE), the ‘City of Tarragona’ International Award for Musical Composition, the Shut Up And Listen! Award (Vienna), the ‘Joaquín Turina’ Prize and the Space Laboratory Contest Prize 2016, amongst others.

His orchestral compositions have been widely performed in Europe and beyond – Russia, Austria, Germany, Spain, France, Ireland, Portugal, USA, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Ethiopia, Korea and China, to name a few countries – by such pre-eminent conductors of our time as Arturo Tamayo, José Ramón Encinar, Olari Elts, José De Eusebio, Nacho de Paz, José Luis Temes, Andrés Salado, Alexis Soriano and Ángel Gil-Ordóñez. World-renowned artists as saxophone player Andrés Gomis, violinist Jonathan Carney, pianist and conductor Jean-Pierre Dupuy, soprano Patricia Rozario, countertenor Flavio Oliver, or guitar player Carlos Bonell have performed his works in solo recitals or along with ensembles and orchestras as Trío Arbós, Trío Gombau, SIGMA Project, TDM Trío De Magia, OCAZEnigma, Vertixe Sonora, Ensemble Kuraia, Ensemble Télémaque, Ensemble Décadanse, Ensemble Pro-Arte, Espai Sonor, LIM, Proyecto Guerrero, Sax-Ensemble, Plural Ensemble, National Orchestra of Spain, Youth Orchestra of the Community of Madrid, Spanish National Youth Orchestra, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg Camerata Orchestra and Orchestra of Cadaqués.

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