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"The French Reverie" - First album by the pianist Laura Farré Rozada

A musical journey through French music of the 20th and 21st Centuries, featuring works by Messiaen, Dutilleux, Manoury and Escaich.

Laura Farré Rozada

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The French Reverie is my record tribute to the French piano repertoire of the 20th and 21st Centuries, which will be possible thanks to your collaboration.

The album is mainly based on a circular dream concept that explores some of the most important pieces by Messiaen, Dutilleux, Manoury and Escaich; contextualised and complemented with works by Djambazov (Bulgaria), Järventausta (Finland) and Ben-Amots (Israel/USA).

Repertoire

Thierry Escaich (b.1965) - Jeux de doubles (2001)

Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) - Prelude n.8 "Un reflet dans le vent" (1929)

Philippe Manoury (b.1952) - Toccata pour piano (1998)

Ofer Ben-Amots (b.1955) - Akëda (2000)

Henri Dutilleux (1916-2013) - Sonate pour piano (1946-1948)
I. Allegro con moto
II. Lied
III. Choral et Variations

Joel Järventausta (b.1995) - La vehemència del despertar (2016) - Comission

Vladimir Djambazov (b.1954) - 33:8 (1981/2016)

Who am I?

I'm a pianist and mathematician with a great passion for contemporary music. I'm currently studying for my Master of Music degree with Andrew Zolinsky at the Royal College of Music in London, after graduating from my Bachelor and Master piano studies with Jean-François Dichamp at ESMUC (Catalonia College of Music), and my Bachelor in Mathematics at UPC (Polytechnic University of Catalonia), all of them with several First-Class Honours.

I'm highly interested in research, and have written several articles and theses on topics such as the existing links between mathematics and music, folklore in music and the piano repertoire from the 20th and 21st centuries. In addition, I've worked with composers including Michael Finnissy, Thierry Escaich, Albert Sardà, Sergio Ramis, Pablo Carrascosa, Carlos Rojo and Lewis Coenen-Rowe; and premiered works by Vladimir Djambazov, David Lang, Ofer Ben-Amots, Joel Järventausta, Lara Poe, Stella Fiorenzoli, Dani López, Ákos Lustyik, Piyawat Louilarpprasert, Karim Younis and Benjamin Heim.

As a soloist, I've performed in Spain, France, Germany and the UK, and have appeared on the national television channel "France 3" and the Bulgarian National Radio. I've also performed with ensembles conducted by Timothy Lines, Thomas Foskett-Barnes and Matthew Hardy.

Over several years, I've had the privilege to participate in several masterclasses with professors such as Stanislav Pochekin, Mikhail Voskresensky, Felix Gottlieb, Konrad Elser, Boris Berman, Dmitri Alexeev, Hortense Cartier-Bresson, Michel Béroff, Marie-Josèphe Jude, Andrew Haigh, Albert Tarakanov, Natasa Sarcevic, Alba Ventura, Marcel Baudet, Antoine Françoise, Karst de Jong, Kennedy Moretti, Albert Attenelle and Nelly Ben-Or, among others.

Due to my training in other instruments, I've also engaged in multiple musical projects such as arranging music for the Swedish choir Köörmit, singing in choir festivals in Germany, France and Russia, and recording for bands from diverse musical genres.

Recently, I've been selected to join the Waterloo Region Contemporary Music Sessions 2017 in Canada, and have received a High Commendation from the jury (Mei Yi Foo and Tim Gill) for my performance at the RCM Contemporary Competition 2017.

Future projects include the premiere of several works by Lewis Coenen-Rowe, Sergio Ramis, Nino Russell, Bronwen McVeigh and Patrick McGraw.

How I will allocate your contributions

All the money collected during the campaign will be used to fund the following activities:

  • Recording session on a studio with a Steinway piano model D, editing and mastering.

  • Graphical design and manufacturing of 1000 copies of the album.

  • Legal paperwork, royalties and digital distribution at the main platforms.

All money collected beyond the financial objective will support the cost of a mini-tour to present my album at the homeland countries of the composers featured on it (France, Finland, Bulgaria, Israel and USA), besides Spain and the UK.

About the rewards

The rank of contributions to make The French Reverie possible goes from a minimum contribution of 10€ to a maximum of 500€. All of them are necessary, most welcome and have their own reward.

Once the project is finished, everyone who collaborated will receive the reward. All post expenses are included in the amounts, and the same applies to the traveling and meal expenses for those concerts in Spain or the UK. For concerts taking place in other countries, if the travel cost is larger than the contribution of the patron to the campaign, the difference will have to be paid (this amount will be shared among all patrons of a same country that collaborated on the same modality).

All the money collected will be charged when the campaign is over, as long as the financial objective has been achieved. If successful, I will personally contact each patron to settle the delivery of the corresponding reward.

Schedule

Once the financial objective is achieved, the project will proceed as follows:

August-September 2017: recording, editing and mastering.

October 2017: CD booklet design, CD manufacturing and legal paperwork.

November-December 2017: Presentation concerts of the album and distribution at the digital platforms.

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  • Marcel.ala

    Marcel.ala

    about 2 years

    Bravo Laura! De ben segur que el disc serà tot un èxit! :D

  • Ruben Milián Enoma

    Ruben Milián Enoma

    over 2 years

    Anim Laura!! Ets una crack!!

  • Deborah

    Deborah

    over 2 years

    Great to support emerging talent - all the best with the album :)

  • Asukaram

    Asukaram

    over 2 years

    This is a great project, I am glad to give you some support Laura! Vamos! :-)

  • lorenzana

    lorenzana

    over 2 years

    Molta sort!

  • Javi Jareño

    Javi Jareño

    over 2 years

    ENDAVANT amb el teu somni Laura.

10€
43 backers
Digital album

Download of the album from one of the available platforms.

20€
95 backers
CD + mention

CD dedicated to the patron and the patron's name included in the CD's booklet.

30€
35 backers
CD + mention + concert ticket

CD dedicated to the patron, the patron's name included in the CD's booklet and a ticket to one of the pianist's concerts.

50€
21 backers
2 CDs + mention + 2 concert tickets

2 CD's dedicated, patron's name (or names) included in the CD's booklet and two tickets to a concert of the pianist (several options will be offered).

80€
1 backer
2 CDs + mention + 4 concert tickets

2 CDs dedicated, patron's name (or names) included in the CD booklet and four tickets to a concert by the pianist (several options will be offered).

100€
8 backers
3 CDs + mention + 6 concert tickets

3 CD's dedicated, patron's name (or names) included in the CD booklet and six tickets to a concert by the pianist (several options will be offered).

250€
3 backers
CD + mention + private concert

Delivery of a CD dedicated to the patron, honor mention of the patron's name in the CD's booklet and a private concert (the patron should provide the piano).

500€
1 backer
CD + mention + private concert with lunch or dinner included + future second album for free

Delivery of a CD dedicated to the patron, a private concert (the patron should provide the piano) including lunch or dinner (provided by the pianist), a future second album for free and an honorable mention of the patron's name in the CDs' booklets of the first and the second album.

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