Dr. h.c. Dieter Acker and composition for films and television with Prof. Dr.
Enjott Schneider at the Academy of Music and Theatre in Munich, finishing with a Master Class Diploma in composition in 2006. Cruixent attended piano master classes led by Paul Badura Skoda and orchestral conducting courses led by Uwe Mund, Ulrich Nicolai and Manuel Cabero. He gained choral experience with John Eliott Gardiner, Trevor Pinnock, Manuel Cabero and Max Frey. Cruixent’s oeuvre includes solo, chamber and orchestral music. The works “Focs d’artifici“ for percussion and orchestra (world premiere 2008 in Reutlingen) and “Visions” for marimba and string orchestra (world premiere 2005 in Rome) were two of those created during the course of a successful collaboration with Peter Sadlo. Cruixent has received numerous honours including the “Honorary Award in Piano“ (1996), “Honorary Award in Harmony” (1998), “Honorary Award in Fugue (1998)“, was selected for the International Festival “Puericantores” with the composition “Pacem relinquo vobis” (1998), received First Prize at the International Reinl Composition Competition for the trio “Escenes” (2001), was a stipend recipient of the “La Caixa” Foundation (2001-2003) and received the FFF-Bavaria (Film and Television Foundation) Prize for “Omnibus” (2002). In 2006 he founded the online journal Stereotips for music analysis and criticism and the musical-visual project Urban Surround together with the film director Joan Carles Martorell and Peter Sadlo in 2007. Cruixent was selected by the Miró Foundation in Barcelona for the design of the programme “Músiques d’avui” (“Music of Today”) 2008/2009. His works are internationally performed by numerous soloists, ensembles and orchestras at festivals and broadcast over the radio. Since 2008 his musical works are published by Sikorski Music Publishers in Hamburg. Ferran Cruixent at Wikipedia, Last.fm, Dailymotion and Imdb. Read more on Last.fm.
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