A Valencian at the Albert Hall

The Valencian composer Francisco Coll premiered his composition Mural at London’s Albert Hall in August 2017 with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.

Coll studied at the Valencia and Madrid Conservatories before moving to London as a private pupil of Thomas Adès (his only pupil to date), and a student at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he won the Ian Horsburgh Memorial Prize for the best postgraduate composition.

 

Since then he has composed for the London Symphony Orchestra and performed with the Luxembourg Philharmonic, SWR Sinfoniorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg and Munich Philharmonic Orchestra.

 

His music has been played by the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group, and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

 

In 2008 he began a Masters degree in composition at the Guildhall School of Music (GSMD) in London and in 2010

He was chosen to represent Spain at the International Rostrum of Composers/UNESCO in Lisbon.

 

In 2011 his composition work took off with Zortziko written for members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra for broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Sguardo verso l’interno for the Aldeburgh, Verbier and Aix-en-Provence Festivals., as well as a UK premiere of Piedras by the London Sinfonietta.

 

Since then his work has been played all over the world to public and critical acclaim

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