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Tomas Bordalejo

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Tomás Bordalejo came toParis in 2005. He first attended class in the Gennevilliers music academy, the CRR de Paris and the Pôlesupérieur de Création Boulogne-Billancourt.His encounter with the composer Bernard Cavannaduring the composition workshop in the prestigious Villecroze Academywasa stepping-stonefor his career. Under the guidance of Peter Eötvös, Pascal Dusapin, Yan Maresz, Philippe Hersant, and Philippe Manoury, Tomásconsolidated his proper musical language, which is marked by an original esthetic.
Tomás Bordalejooften collaborateswith the Ensemble 2e2m, TM+, Court-Circuit, Aleph, lesVoixanimées, le THReNSeMBle (Budapest), Genève’s chamber orchestra;and with musicians likeNöemi Schindler, Pascal Contet, Eric-Maria Couturier, Paul Meyer, Marianne Piketty, Jean Deroyer, Anthony Millet, Pierre Roullier, Nahuel Di Pierro, Vincent Lhermet…
Parkourfor 8 French horns and orchestra; Surveiller et Punir, commissionedby the Festival du Violoncelle de Beauvais; Zapping 1premiered in the VillecrozeAcademy;Zapping 2for the Court-Circuit ensemble; Cerclesfor pianocommissioned by the city of Uzerche ; En Rappelfor accordion ; D’ombre et de Lumière, Violin Concertocommissioned by Musiques aux 4 horizons and premiered in theLe Corbusier’s Ronchamp Chapel ; IOTAcommissioned bythe Banquepopulaire Foundationand interpreted by Gerard Caussé and Michel Portalat thesalleGaveau, are some of his most significant works.
His music has been played in the ParisPhilarmonic, in the Budapest Musical Center, at the Sorbonne, the Lille Opera house, the Gennevilliers’ Théâtre, in the ChalonsurSaône National Scene, at the theatre La Cartoucherie, the Theatre l’Athénée Louis Jouvet, theTheater du Chatelet, theMaison de la musique de Nanterre, in Vichy’s Opera house, at theThoronet Abbey, in Toulon’s Modern museum, at the Fontevraud Abbey, in theThéâtre 71 of Malakoff, at Metz Arsenal Hall, in Geneva’s Victoria Hall...

In 2016, during hisresidence “research-creation” of the IRCAM and theCollegium Musicae,both institutions commissioned his piece Hauteursfor SmartGuitar and electronics. This piece was premiered at the Paris Philharmonic during the IRCAM’s Manifeste-2016. This same yearAlphonse Cemin directed Tomas’first Opera,Bureau 470.
In September 2017, thanks to a project of the Peter Eotvos Foundation sponsored by Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne and theErnst Von Siemens musikstiftungand implemented by Peter Eotvos and Pascal Dusapin, Tomas createdhis secondOperaat the Budapest Musical Center.In mars 2018, his piece Fenêtrages 2 for Percussion and Pianohas been premiered at the Conservatoire de Gennevilliers.

Tomásis actually working on 3 different projects that will be premiered during2019:A Violin Solo piece for Noëmi Schindler in the frame of Radio France program « Creation Mondiale » (ex allabreve);apiece for the preparatory choir of the CRR de Paris and the Itinéraire Ensemble; and a piece for the Trio KDM.

TomásBordalejo is the award winner of the BanquePopulaire corporate foundation.

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