David Moliner

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David Moliner Andrés was born on May 23, 1991. Spanish musician, and a multi-faceted artist, percussion soloist and composer. 

His compositional aesthetics are centered on the exploitation of drama, the musician as expressive; an area of avant-garde creation that stands out mainly in Berlin and Paris.

He studied composition, percussion and music theater in Conservatorio Superior Castellón, Centro Superior Katarina Gurska,  Haute École de Musique de Genève, (Switzerland), Universität der Künste Berlín, (Germany), and his his most important teachers were: Voro García and Pascal Dusapin. He resides between Castellón, Madrid and Berlín. 

As a composer some important commissions were: Lorelai Dowling, (member of the Klangforum de Wien), Pierre Strauch (member of the Ensemble Intercontemporain of Paris) and Christian Dierstein, member of Ensemble Reserché in Freiburg); Ensemble 20/21 of the JORCAM, in the “Teatros del Canal” (Madrid) and the “Mostra Sonora de Sueca” (Valencia) 2016, with Jordi Francés. Other commissions were the director Michel Spotti, (pupil of Ricardo Mutti). He has also been invited and programmed by ESPAI SONOR, together with the music of Héctor Parra, Olga Neuwrith, Voro García, Alberto Posadas, Aureliano Cattaneo ... concerts in Bilbao, (festival of BBVA), and Valencia (ENSEMS festival). International Festival, Music Congress of Porto, (Essenz Duo), Carlos Tena and Maria Dolores Revilla. Mexico Arts Festival, (Contemporary Music Sax) Bern. 

As a percussionist / freelance artist he has given numerous recitals with music theater and shows all over Europe with works by José Luís López López, Jesús Torres, Iannis Xennakis, J.S. Bach, F.Sarhan, F.Mache, Brian Ferneyhough, Philippe Manoury, Karlheinz Stockhausen and Bruno Mantovani among others, and the author himself. He has premiered some works of: P. Berardinelli and M.Beil. He has won several prizes, such as the Composition Prize Dávalos Fletcher, III Prize for music and composition Moros d’Alqueria, Vibraphone International Italy Competition, Stipendium Prize-Universität der Künste Berlin, and he has played in some important concert halls such as: Philarmonie Berlín, Elbphilarmonie Hamburg, KKL Lucern, Kleiner Saal München, and Philarmonie París. 

He has been well appreciated by musicians and ensembles such as: Arditti String Quartet, Ensemble Recherche, Michael Jarrell, Frank Bedrossiaen, Pascal Dusapin, Elena Mendoza, Klanfgorum Wien, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Daniel Barenboim and musicians of the Berliner Philarmoniker, among others. 

As a percussionist/ freelance composer he has given some masterclasses in: Centro Superior Musikene-San Sebastián and Hochschule für Musik und Theater München. 

His works are published by the publisher of Paris BabelScores and he is an exclusive artist of Adams Percussion Holland. He is also professor of composition at Centro Superior Progreso Musical Madrid and professor of Dramatic Art applied to the soloist performance at Centro Superior Katarina Gurska of Madrid. 

Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Instrumental Music


Tanz der Körper for two tenor saxophones (2018)
Paráfrasis for violin and piano op.41 Comissioned by: Zorina Valeria, (violin) and Evgeni Sinayskiy, (piano) (2017)
Égloga for alto saxophone and electronics op.31 Comissioned by: Essenz Duo, (Oporto Saxophone Festival 2017) (2017)
Impromptu IV for solo Bb clarinet (2017)
Solo II for solo 4/3 marimba (2017)
Versículo I op.45a for A clarinet and piano Comissioned by: Luis Fernández Castelló, (clarinet) (2017)
Sinergy for solo C flute (2017)
Cantus for solo violin (2017)
Impromptu III quasi una fantasia Commissioned by: Somtresons + A (2016)
Cuarteto de Cuerdas N 1 for string quartet (2016)
Estructura 2 for grand orchestra (2016)
Solo vibraphone for vibraphone (2016)
III Piano Nocturnos op.28 Piano solo work (2016)
Piano Sonata I, op.14 For solo piano (2015)
Impromptu II op.10 Commissioned by: Somtresons (2015)

Solo Instrument


Impromptu IV for solo Bb clarinet (2017)
Solo II for solo 4/3 marimba (2017)
Sinergy for solo C flute (2017)
Cantus for solo violin (2017)
Solo vibraphone for vibraphone (2016)
III Piano Nocturnos op.28 Piano solo work (2016)
Piano Sonata I, op.14 For solo piano (2015)

String Quartet


Ausencia... for string quartet (2017)
Cuarteto de Cuerdas N 1 for string quartet (2016)

Other Orchestral Ensembles


Estructura IV for chamber orchestra and solo french horn (2017)
Estructura III for string orchestra and solo percussion (2017)

Chamber Group ( 2 - 4 instruments )


Paráfrasis for violin and piano op.41 Comissioned by: Zorina Valeria, (violin) and Evgeni Sinayskiy, (piano) (2017)
Égloga for alto saxophone and electronics op.31 Comissioned by: Essenz Duo, (Oporto Saxophone Festival 2017) (2017)
Versículo I op.45a for A clarinet and piano Comissioned by: Luis Fernández Castelló, (clarinet) (2017)
In Memoriam for saxophone quartet Comissioned by: Klexos Contemporary Music (2017)
Ausencia... for string quartet (2017)
Impromptu III quasi una fantasia Commissioned by: Somtresons + A (2016)
Cuarteto de Cuerdas N 1 for string quartet (2016)
Impromptu II op.10 Commissioned by: Somtresons (2015)

Saxophone Quartet


In Memoriam for saxophone quartet Comissioned by: Klexos Contemporary Music (2017)

Orchestral Music


Estructura IV for chamber orchestra and solo french horn (2017)
Estructura III for string orchestra and solo percussion (2017)
Estructura 2 for grand orchestra (2016)

Instrument and Electronics


Estructura I, (Fa-Mi) op.25 for instrumental ensemble (2016)
Ausencia... for string quartet (2017)
Cantus for solo violin (2017)
Cuarteto de Cuerdas N 1 for string quartet (2016)
Égloga for alto saxophone and electronics op.31 Comissioned by: Essenz Duo, (Oporto Saxophone Festival 2017) (2017)
Estructura 2 for grand orchestra (2016)
Estructura I, (Fa-Mi) op.25 for instrumental ensemble (2016)
Estructura III for string orchestra and solo percussion (2017)
Estructura IV for chamber orchestra and solo french horn (2017)
III Piano Nocturnos op.28 Piano solo work (2016)
Impromptu II op.10 Commissioned by: Somtresons (2015)
Impromptu III quasi una fantasia Commissioned by: Somtresons + A (2016)
Impromptu IV for solo Bb clarinet (2017)
In Memoriam for saxophone quartet Comissioned by: Klexos Contemporary Music (2017)
Paráfrasis for violin and piano op.41 Comissioned by: Zorina Valeria, (violin) and Evgeni Sinayskiy, (piano) (2017)
Piano Sonata I, op.14 For solo piano (2015)
Sinergy for solo C flute (2017)
Solo II for solo 4/3 marimba (2017)
Solo vibraphone for vibraphone (2016)
Tanz der Körper for two tenor saxophones (2018)
Versículo I op.45a for A clarinet and piano Comissioned by: Luis Fernández Castelló, (clarinet) (2017)