Biennale History





CV 1Cristina's relationship with music began at home, singing with her family from a very early age. Later, after her music studies in Barcelona, Spain, she was given a Fullbright grant to study music and graduated in 1991 from Berklee College of Music (Boston) (Cum Laude) in Composition and Film Scoring. Later she broadened her studies in composition and orchestration, amongst others with Yuli Galpierin (Paris). She has composed several orchestral and chamber music pieces.

Among her recent works she has written: LA CAGE OUVERTE, for marimba solo, 2014. DECEPCION I for piano solo, premiered at Temporada Musica D'Ara ACC, Barcelona, November 2014. MOSAICOS for 11 Ensemble musicians, premiered at Barcelona´s Auditori, 2011. Solo Violin work ESPIRALS, recorded by Vera Martinez Menher, Barcelona 2012. Wind Trio CONVERSACION, premiered at SGAE, Auditori Mompou, Barcelona 2012. She also recorded her opera GARDEN NEXT DOOR (Der Garten Von Nebenan) in Moscow in 2006.

In the past, Cristina combined her work as a composer with her music work for contemporary dance (four ballets: Somcinc, Que dius que qué, Bolero, Populus and Momentari with the company NATS NUS in Barcelona 1992-1996, Spain), she collaborated in cinema music for films from directors Bigas Luna, JM Salgot and Rosa Vergés, amongst others. Music for T.V., theatre, and writing of text and music of her songs, recorded on three albums of her songs COLLARES ENREDADOS 2001, SOMOS SUEÑOS 2006 and LUNA BORRACHA 2011. She performed a European tour between 2001 -2012 including the Manoel Theatre in Malta in 2009 (Review at Malta Times Feb, 2009). In Paris she recorded three albums as solo singer with world famous electronic tango group, GOTAN PROJECT (2001-2007 World tour).
Now she is working mainly on her chamber and orchestral composition.

Her awards as composer include 1st prize for String orchestra composition at Berklee College of Music for her work Winter's Soul, 1991. For the piece Graons for Nats Nus Dance 1st Prize at Festival de DanceVideo, Llivia, Spain. Music for the 1st Tribeca Award best short film Bamboleho 2002, directed by Luis Prieto. She also obtained the Boston youth award for outstanding musicianship, 1991.

Cristina Vilallonga lives in Paris. She speaks Spanish, Catalan, English, French, and Italian.

More information at: www.cristinavilallonga.com

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