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      José Zárate (Madrid, 1972), composer, pianist and European Doctor in Musicology by the Oviedo University, is considered by critics, musicologists and musicians to be one of the most significant new composers of Spanish music. Academician of the Royal Academy Real Academia de Bellas Artes y Ciencias Históricas de Toledo (Spain) and the Spanish Academy Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias de la Música de España, José Zárate not only holds a very active position in the Spanish Society of Authors and Publishers (SGAE) defending the rights of his fellow composers, but also gives lectures at University as a regular lecturer, as well as, during master degrees.

      Zárate has composed many works for symphonic orchestra, works for string orchestra, chamber music and pieces for choir. His piano compositions are many and outstanding and have been played all over the world.  As a performer, he has shown infinite talent in Spain, Italy and France. The Spanish National Radio (RNE) has recorded his complete collection of piano works, which also delighted the Madrid audience as they were played at the 11th edition (2010) of the International Piano Competition "Spanish Composers".

      Works for symphony orchestra (Madreliana, Alonso de Quijada, Cántico espiritual for soprano, mezzo, barítono, choir & orchestra, or the opera Trinoceria), string orchestra (Gabon, Sanchesca or Cinco piezas breves), chamber music (La casa roja, Cuarteto de cuerda, Cahier d´Amiens or Kamarazene I, II, III & IV), choir a capella (Ego flos campi, Lamentatio quarta & Zacharias), and for several instruments (Trois bagatelles de nuit, Piccolo pezzo nero,  Paseos for guitar, Cançó de Bressol for vibraphone, Tres piezas for recorder, Cantos para violoncello for violoncello solo), and his important piano music (six Cantos negros, Castilla, Nocturnos de Barataria and the seven books of Il bosco di Giarianno), have been performed in International Festival of Music in Europe (Spain, France, Suisse, Italy, Germany, etc.), in America (USA, Mexico, Canada, Chile, etc.), in Asia (Jordania, China, Japan, Russia, etc.) and in Africa (Marroco, Egipt, etc.). As pianist has played in several places of Spain, France and Italy. He has recorded all his Piano work for RNE (National Spanish Radio).

      His music has been performed by the most prestigious orchestras as the National Orchestra of Spain, the orchestra of the Spanish National Television (RTVE), Gran Canaria Philarmonic Orchestra, Extremadura Symphony Orchestra, Siberian Philarmonic Orchestra, Mexican Orchestra, the Greenwich String Quartet and other European symphonic orchestras, and choirs. Moreover, his piano pieces have been studied by some of the most prestigious pianists in Europe, Asia and America. Zárate’s works have been conducted by reknown conductors as Laszlo Heltay, Pedro Halffter, Christoph König, Adrian Leaper, Christopher Wilkins, César Álvarez, Álvaro Albiach and Thomas Rösner, among others.

Zarate´s works are published by Music Sales Edition

http://www.musicsalesclassical.com/composer/long-bio/Jos%C3%A9-Z%C3%A1rate

 
Awards

1996.- Premio Nacional a la creación artística de San Fernando (Cádiz)

1996.- Premio Internacional “Tomás Luis de Victoria” de Sevilla

1996.- Premio Nacional “Flora Prieto” de Madrid

1996.- Premio “Fin de Carrera” del Real Conservatorio Superior de Madrid

1996.- Premio Internacional “Frederic Mompou” de Barcelona

1996.- Premio Nacional de Jóvenes Compositores de la SGAE

1997.- Premio Internacional de la Ciudad de Murcia

1997.- “Compositor joven del año” por las Juventudes Musicales de Cataluña

1998.- Premio Nacional de Jóvenes Compositores de la SGAE

1998.- Premio Internacional “Valentino Bucchi” de Roma

1999.- Premio Internacional “Luis de Narváez” de Granada

1999.- Premio Internacional de la Ciudad de Murcia

1999.- 2 Premios Internacionales  “Chœur et Maîtrises de Cathédrales” de Amiens (Francia)

2000.- Premio Internacional “Camillo Togni” de Brescia (Italia)

2002.- Compositor en Residencia de la Joven Orquesta de Castilla-La Mancha

2002-04.- Compositor en Residencia de la Joven Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid

 

Catálogo/Catalogue

 

Music Sales Classical Editorial

ZÁRATE: Orchestral works

https://issuu.com/scoresondemand/stacks/1b20e6cfeff24c27852f8601904efcf6

 

         SCENIC MUSIC        

                                            Ioseph ab Arimathia / Monodram in 7 scenes for actor & symphonic orchestra

(http://www.musicsalesclassical.com/composer/work/4269/49358)

                                           Trinoceria / Opera in two acts (Text in English)

                                           Egeria / Ballet for three dancers and two pianos                              

         CORAL SYMPHONY

                                           Cántico espiritual / Soprano, Mezzo, Baritone, choir mixte & symphonic orchestra

         CONCERTS                         

                                           Variaciones Sinfónicas / Bassoon & symphonic orchestra

                                           Concierto / Piano & chamber orchestra

                                           Concierto de San Fernando / Guitar & chamber orchestra

                                           Canción de Mo / Accordion & symphonic orchestra

                                           Pequeño concierto autorretrato  / Clarinet en B b & string orchestra

                                           Violinesca / Violin & symphonic orchestra

                                           Viola concerto / Viola & symphonic orchestra (http://www.musicsalesclassical.com/composer/work/4269/49671)                                

         SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA

                                           Nana de la espiga / Symphonic orchestra

                                           Madreliana / Symphonic orchestra

                                           Alonso de Quijada / Symphonic orchestra (2+pic.2+ca.2+bcl.2+cbn/4.3.3.1/timp.4perc/str)

(http://www.musicsalesclassical.com/composer/work/4269/49349)

                                              Alonso de Quijada / Symphonic orchestra (2(pic)2.2.2/2.2.2.0/2perc/str)

 (http://www.musicsalesclassical.com/composer/work/4269/49351)

                                           Cuatro piezas de Trinoceria / Symphonic orchestra

                                           Nocturne of red water / Symphonic orchestra (http://www.musicsalesclassical.com/composer/work/4269/56672)

                                           Concierto breve para orquesta / Symphonic orchestra (2(pic)2(ca)22/4230/3perc/str )

(http://www.musicsalesclassical.com/composer/work/4269/49666)

                                           Two Oriental songs from Spain / Symphonic orchestra

 

            STRING ORCHESTRA

                                           Gabon / String orchestra (http://www.musicsalesclassical.com/composer/work/4269/56673)

                                           Sanchesca / String orchestra

                                           Cinco piezas breves / String orchestra (http://www.musicsalesclassical.com/composer/work/4269/56674)

 

            FULL CONCERT BAND     

                                           Pieza roja  / Full concert band

            VOCAL MUSIC

                                           Ego flos campi (Vulgata) / Choir mixte

                                           Zacharias (Vulgata) / Choir mixte

                                           Lamentatio quarta (Vulgata) / Choir mixte

                                           Cantus solitudinis / Choir mixte

                                           Regina Cæli / Choir mixte

                                           Stabat Mater / Choir mixte

                                           Caído se le ha un Clavel / Choir mixte

                                           Dos nanas para un Niño Dios / Choir mixte

                                           Cuatro cantos al Niño / Children choir

                                           Introitus / Children choir

                                           Lament of hunger / Vocal quartet

                                           Orationes / Soprano, Mezzosoprano & Alto

                                           Bagatelle de nuit / Soprano solo

                                 Trois nocturnes par la mort de Dieu / Baritone solo

                                           Cinco nanetas / Mezzosoprano & piano

                                           Cántico / Soprano &  piano

                                           Kamarazene VI "Canto Amado" / Soprano, clarinete & piano

            CHAMBER MUSIC

                                            Fantasía / Viola & piano

                                           Cahier d´Amiens / Flute & guitar

                                 La casa roja / Reading, G flute, violin, violoncello & piano

                                 Narciso / Wind quartet

                                           Cuarteto de Cuerda / String quartet

                                           Quadern del Montgrí / Flute, Bb clarinet, C trumpet, violin, violoncello & piano

                                           Cinco poemas / Sax quartet, marimba & piano

                                           Chanson de Monique/ Accordion & string quintet

                                 Noche / String quintet

                                           Mestriana  / Clarinet en B b, Violin, violoncello & piano

                                           Piezas poéticas / Sax quartet                                        

                                           Seis interludios escénicos / String quartet

                                           Four poems lyrics / Viola & violoncello

                                           Little nice pieces / Two violins

                                           Petit nocturne noir / Three pianos

                                           Five little pieces / G flute, clarinet, violin & violoncello

                                           Kamarazene V / Flute, clarinet, violin, viola, violoncello & piano

                                           Nana roja / String quartet

                                           Berceuse et noir / Two harpsichords

                                           Black song / Flute, B clarinet & bassoon

                                           Kamarazene I / Flute, Bb clarinet, guitar, violin, viola & violoncello

                                           Kamarazene II / Flute, oboe, Bb clarinet, violin, viola, violoncello & double bass

                                           Kamarazene III / Flute, oboe, Bb clarinet, violin, viola & violoncello

                                           Kamarazene IV / Violin, violoncello & piano

                                           Kamarazene V / Flute, Bb clarinet, violin, viola, violoncello & piano

                                           Kamarazene VI "Canto amado" / Soprano, Bb clarinet & piano

            PIANO MUSIC

                                           Cantos / Piano                                 

                                           Sonatina / Piano                                

                                           Escenas de Mora / Piano

                                            Nocturno / Piano

                                           Segunda Sonata / Piano                    

                                           Castilla / Piano

                                                            - Firts book (1996)

                                                            - Second book (1997) 

                                           Pequeños Nocturnos / Piano 

                                           Il bosco di Giarianno / Piano

                                                            - Primo quaderno (1997)

                                                           - Secondo quaderno (1998)

                                            - Terzo quaderno (1998)

                                                           - Quarto quaderno (2000)

                                                           - Quinto quaderno (1998)

                                                            - Sesto quaderno (1998)

                                                           - Settimo quaderno (1998)            

                                           Nocturnos de Barataria / Piano

                                           Pieza de Fantasía / Piano

                                           Cuatro nocturnos / Piano

                                           Aurgitana / Piano

                                           Cantos negros (12 pieces for piano)  / Piano solo

                                                           - Cantos negros nº1 (2006)

                                                           - Cantos negros nº2 (2016)

                                                           - Cantos negros nº3 (2015)

                                                           - Cantos negros nº4 (2008)

                                                           - Cantos negros nº5 (2008)

                                                           - Cantos negros nº6 (2007)

                                                           - Cantos negros nº7 (2014)

                                                           - Cantos negros nº8 (2016)

                                                           - Cantos negros nº9 (2016)

                                                           - Cantos negros nº10 (2015)

                                                           - Cantos negros nº11 (2016)

                                                           - Cantos negros nº12 (2016)

                                 Trois petites berceuses pour une chambre étoilée / Piano solo

                                           Petite pièce pour quatre mains / Piano 4 hands

                                 Petit nocturne noir / Three pianos

            INSTRUMENTS SOLO

                                           Paseos / Guitar

                                           Tres piezas / Recorder 

                                           Trois bagatelles de nuit / Guitar 

                                           Cançó de Bressol / Vibraphone

                                           Canto para violín n.1 / Violin solo

                                           Canto para violín n.2 / Violin solo

                                           Perpetuum  / Accordion

                                 Canto para clarinete / Clarinet en B b solo

                                 Piccolo pezzo nero  / Guitar solo

                                 Canto azzurro / Viola solo

                                           Canto escénico / Trombone solo

                                 Canto breve / Bass clarinet en B b solo

                                           Canto para Violoncello nº1 / Violoncello solo

                                           Canto para Violoncello nº2 / Violoncello solo

                                           Canto para Violoncello nº3 "Canción de cuna para una estrella olvidada" /Violoncello solo

 

Catálogo (cronológico)

Catalogue (chronological order)

          1989-96          Cantos / Piano                                 

          1993               Sonatina / Piano                                

          1995               Escenas de Mora / Piano

                                 Variaciones Sinfónicas / Fagot y orquesta sinfónica

          1996               Cahier d´Amiens / Flauta y Guitarra.

                                 Cántico / Voz y Piano

                                 Concierto / Piano y orquesta de cámara

                                 Egeria / Danza de Cámara para dos pianos y tres bailarines.

                                 Fantasía / Viola y Piano

                                 Nocturno / Piano

                                 Segunda Sonata / Piano                    

          1996-97        Castilla / Piano

                                             - Primer cuaderno (1996)

                                             - Segundo cuaderno (1997) 

          1997             Concierto de San Fernando / Guitarra y orquesta de cámara

                                 Pequeños Nocturnos / Piano 

          1997-2000      Il bosco di Giarianno / Piano (7 quaderni per pianoforte)

                                             - Primo quaderno (1997)

                                             - Secondo quaderno (1998)

                                             - Terzo quaderno (1998)

                                             - Quarto quaderno (2000)

                                             - Quinto quaderno (1998)

                                             - Sesto quaderno (1998)

                                             - Settimo quaderno (1998)                                

          1998-2001     Vulgata (Ego flos campi, Lamentatio quarta, Zacharias) / Coro mixto 

          1998              Ego flos campi (Vulgata) / Coro mixto

                                 La casa roja / Recitador y Conjunto instrumental

                                 Narciso / Cuarteto de Viento Madera         

          1998-99        Paseos / Guitarra

                                 Tres piezas / Flauta de Pico 

          1999              Caído se le ha un Clavel / Coro mixto

                                 Cuarteto de Cuerda nº1

                                 Zacharias (Vulgata) / Coro mixto

                                 Quadern del Montgrí / Conjunto de cámara          

          2000               Kamarazene I / Conjunto de Cámara 

          2001               Gabon / Orquesta de cuerda

                                 Lamentatio quarta (Vulgata) / Coro mixto

                                 Madreliana / Orquesta sinfónica

                                 Regina Cæli / Coro mixto

                                 Stabat Mater / Coro mixto

                                 Trois bagatelles de nuit / Guitarra 

          2002               Dos nanas para un Niño Dios / Coro mixto

                                 Canción de Mo / Acordeón y orquesta sinfónica

                                 Cuatro cantos al Niño / Coro de Niños

                                 Nana de la espiga / Orquesta sinfónica

                                 Nocturnos de Barataria / Piano

                                 Pièces d´Amiens / Violín y Guitarra                                  

          2003              Alonso de Quijada / Orquesta sinfónica

                                 Cançó de Bressol / Vibráfono

                                 Cántico espiritual / Soprano, Mezzo, Barítono, Coro mixto y orquesta sinfónica

                                 Cinco nanetas / Mezzosoprano y Piano

                                 Cinco poemas /Cuarteto Saxofones, Marimba y Piano

                                 Chanson de Monique/Acordeón y Quinteto de cuerda

                                 Kamarazene II / Conjunto de Cámara

                                 Noche / Quinteto de cuerda

                                 Pieza de Fantasía / Piano

                                 Sanchesca / Orquesta de cuerda 

2004           Pequeño concierto autorretrato  / Clarinete en Si b y orquesta de cuerda

                    Canto para violín / Violín solo

                    Cinco piezas breves / Orquesta de cuerda

                                 Cuatro piezas de Trinoceria / Orquesta sinfónica

                                 Perpetuum  / Acordeón 

2005          Mestriana  / Clarinete en Si b, violín, violoncello y piano

                    Canto para clarinete / Clarinete en Si b solo

                    Lament of hunger / Cuarteto vocal

                    Piezas poéticas / Cuarteto de saxofones

                                 Kamarazene III / Conjunto de cámara 

2006         Piccolo pezzo nero  / Guitarrra sola

                    Canto azzurro / Viola sola

                    Canto breve / Clarinete bajo en Si b solo

                                 Cuatro nocturnos / Piano

                                 Pieza roja  / Banda

                                 Introitus / Coro de Niños 

2006-2016    Cantos negros (12 piezas para piano)  / Piano solo

                                             - Cantos negros nº1 (2006)

                                             - Cantos negros nº2 (2016)

                                             - Cantos negros nº3 (2015)

                                             - Cantos negros nº4 (2008)

                                             - Cantos negros nº5 (2008)

                                             - Cantos negros nº6 (2007)

                                             - Cantos negros nº7 (2014)

                                             - Cantos negros nº8 (2016)

                                             - Cantos negros nº9 (2016)

                                             - Cantos negros nº10 (2015)

                                             - Cantos negros nº11 (2016)

                                             - Cantos negros nº12 (2016)

2007          Trinoceria / Ópera en dos actos

                   Canto para Violoncello nº1 / Violoncello solo

                   Canto para Violoncello nº2 / Violoncello solo

                                Violinesca / Violín y orquesta sinfónica

                                Dorm / Coro de Niños

                                Bagatelle de nuit / Soprano solo

                                Kamarazene IV / Violín, violoncello y piano

                                Nocturne of red water / Orquesta sinfónica   

                                Two Oriental songs from Spain / Orquesta sinfónica 

2008           Trois nocturnes par la mort de Dieu / Barítono solo

                    Cantus solitudinis / Coro mixto

                    Seis interludios escénicos / Cuarteto de cuerda

                    Four poems lyrics / Viola y violoncello

                    Little nice pieces / Dos violines

                    Ioseph ab Arimathia / Monodrama en 7 escenas para actor y orquesta sinfónica 

2010           Trois petites berceuses pour une chambre étoilée / Piano solo

                    Concierto breve para orquesta / Symphonic orchestra

                    Petit nocturne noir / Tres pianos

2011           Canto para Violoncello nº3 "Canción de cuna para una estrella olvidada" / Violoncello solo

2013           Quatro pezzi / Flauta en sol, clarinete y piano

                    Five little pieces / Flauta en sol, clarinete, violin y violoncello

                    Petite pièce pour quatre mains / Piano 4 hands

2014           Orationes / Soprano, Mezzosoprano y Alto

                    Viola concerto / Viola y orquesta sinfónica

2015           Kamarazene V / Flauta, clarinete, violin, viola, violoncello y piano

2016           Nana roja / Cuarteto de cuerda

                    Canto para violín n.2 / Violin solo

                    Kamarazene VI "Canto amado" / Soprano, clarinete y piano

                    Canto escénico / Trombone solo

                    Canto para violín n.2 / Violin solo

                    Berceuse et noir / Two harpsichords

2017           Black song / Flute, B clarinet & bassoon