ALEJANDRO ROMÁN (b 1971 )
The composer and pianist Alejandro Román was born in Madrid in 1971 and is now considered by some to be one of the most significant Spanish composers of his generation. He studied composition with Antón García Abril, Valentín Ruiz and Zulema de la Cruz at the Royal Conservatory of Music, Madrid, and was later awarded a PhD in Philosophy for a thesis entitled “Musivisual Analysis, an approach to the study of film music”.
His oeuvre comprises solo, chamber, vocal, concert, orchestral and electroacoustic music, as well as music for film, theatre and dance. He is the recipient of several prizes, among which numbers the National Music Prize ‘Cultura Viva’, awarded for his work as composer, researcher and pedagogue.
Román’s music has been premièred by prestigious soloists, chamber groups and orchestras, and has been commissioned by many different institutions including the 56th International Piano Competition Premio Jaén. He was the dedicatee of the 2016 ‘Composers of Spain’ International Piano Competition XVII Edition. Román’s compositions have been performed internationally, and appear on albums.
Román currently combines his artistic activity with teaching and research as a teacher of Composition for Audiovisual Media at the Royal Conservatory of Music of Madrid, as well as at the Alfonso X el Sabio University. He is the author of several books about music.