Tomas Bordalejo

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Arrived in Paris in 2005,  Tomás Bordalejo first joined the Gennevilliers Conservatory, then the CRR of Paris and finally the Pôle supérieur de Création Paris-Boulogne.

His meeting with the composer Bernard Cavanna within the Villecroze Academy was decisive for his career. Peter Eötvös, Pascal Dusapin, Yan Maresz, Philippe Hersant and Philippe Manoury also encouraged him to consolidate his own language marked by an original aesthetic.

Tomás Bordalejo has worked with the Ensembles 2e2m, TM+, Court-Circuit, Aleph, Les Voix animées, L'Itinéraire, le THReNSeMBle (Budapest), the Geneva Chamber Orchestra...
As well as with performers such as David Kadouch, Noëmi Schindler, Eric-Maria Couturier, Paul Meyer, Marianne Piketty, Jean Deroyer, Anthony Millet, Pierre Roullier, Nahuel Di Pierro, Alphonse Cemin, Vincent Lhermet, Gérard Caussé, Michel Portal...

His music has been performed at the Teatro Colón (Argentina), the Philharmonie de Paris, the Sorbonne University, the Conservatoire de Paris, the Opéra de Lille, the Théâtre de Gennevilliers, the Scène Nationale de Chalon sur Saône, the Cartoucherie, the Athénée Louis Jouvet, at the Théâtre du Châtelet, the Maison de la musique de Nanterre, the Opéra de Vichy, the Abbaye du Thoronet, the Musée d'Art moderne de Toulon, the Abbaye de Fontevraud, the Toboggan (Lyon), the Théâtre 71 (Malakoff), the Arsenal (Metz), Victoria Hall...

Following his research-creation residency, at the IRCAM, the Collegium Musicae commissioned him Hauteurs, which have been performed at the Philharmonie de Paris as part of the Manifeste-2016 festival. That same year, he entrusted Alphonse Cemin with the musical direction of his first Opéra, Bureau 470.

In September 2017, as part of a project under the direction of Peter Eötvös and Pascal Dusapin (supported by the Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne and Ernst Von Siemens musikstiftung), Tomás Bordalejo wrote a pocket opera which has been created at the Budapest Musical Center.
In 2018, he wrote Fenêtrages 2 for Percussion and piano and Fétiches for Solo Violin dedicated to the violinist Noëmi Schindler and commissioned by Radio France’s broadcast "Création Mondiale" (ex alla breve),

In 2019 he wrote two new pieces : Almafuerte at the request of the Maîtrise du CRR de Paris and the Ensemble L’itinéraire; and Baguala for pianist David Kadouch. In last August a new production of his opera Bureau 470 was given at the prestigious Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires.

2020 will be marked by the premiere of his percussion concerto Les Heures, by the Ensemble 2e2m conducted by Guillaume Bourgogne (commissioned by 2e2m and the Salabert Foundation); and the premiere of Yeites, which has been commissioned (and will be created) by the Trio KDM.

Also, several pieces from Tomas Bordalejo's catalogue will be performed during 2020, including Zapping 2 (Ensemble écoute), Fétiches (ISCM days New Zealand), Hauteurs (CNSMDP & Festival de Cluny), Parkour (Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional Argentina, CCK), Bureau 470 (Teatro Colón, Argentina, 2019 production)

Tomás Bordalejo won the prizes of the Banque Populaire Foundation and the 2019 prize from the Argentinean Tribune of Composers (TRINAC)
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Featured Pieces

Drame bureaucratique autour de l’efficacité.

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Instrumentation
Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Solo Instrument


Fétiches Cinq caprices pour violon (2018)
Fenetrages for percussion (2016)

Chamber Group ( 2 - 4 instruments )


Fenetrages 2 for percussion and piano (2017)
IOTA for ensemble (2015)
Zapping for string quartet (2013)
Surveiller et Punir for violin, violoncello and accordion (2012)

Opera


Bureau 470 Drame bureaucratique autour de l’efficacité. (2016)

Instrument and Electronics


Hauteurs pour SmartGuitare et Coala (2016)
Zapping 2 for six instruments (2013)

String Quartet


Zapping for string quartet (2013)
Bureau 470 Drame bureaucratique autour de l’efficacité. (2016)
Fenetrages for percussion (2016)
Fenetrages 2 for percussion and piano (2017)
Fétiches Cinq caprices pour violon (2018)
Hauteurs pour SmartGuitare et Coala (2016)
IOTA for ensemble (2015)
Surveiller et Punir for violin, violoncello and accordion (2012)
Zapping for string quartet (2013)
Zapping 2 for six instruments (2013)