Nuria Giménez

(born on 1980 in Barcelona, Spain). Composer. She began her musical studies with piano, but already with the idea of studying composition afterwards. After two years of studying mathematics, she worked counterpoint, harmony and fugue. Then she entered the ESMUC (Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya) and studied instrumental works and electroacustic composition with composer Christophe Havel. This work with electroacustic music changed her way of thinking about instrumental music with a deep reflection on the notion of timbre in music. After two years she enjoyed a period of training at the Geneva Conservatory where she studied electroacustic composition with Luis Naon and instrumental with Michael Jarrell. She finished Bachelor in Barcelona with a project that studied the application of mathematics in the process of composition. She finished the Masters in Composition at the High School of Music of Geneva and she has done projects with Ensemble Contrechamps and OCG (Chamber Orchestra of Geneva)
Selected works: "Minvant" pour deux saxos sopranos, percussion, bande et de la danse, 2009/2010; "Quadre", pièce acousmatique en 5.1 canaux, 2011; "L'ombre du rêve" pour ensemble de 12 instruments et électronique, 2011; "En la força del seu silence" pour trio, 2010/2011; "Hay que rescatarlo" pour mezzosoprano, flute alto et électronique sur quelques "Attendus" de Inadéquat de Florence Pazzottu (ainsi que des fragments des textes de Narcís Comadira et Leonardo Boff), 2012; "In- harm" pour quinttete à vents, 2012; "Uns instants davant del mar" pour orchestra de chamber, 2012; "Recovery Zones" pour orchestra et électronique, 2012; "Red harsh" pour violon et électronique, 2013; "Abraxas M", électronique crée pour la video "Abaraxas" de Dan Browne, 2013.
Awards: She has awarded in II International Prize of Composition Eulalio Ferrer in Mexico, in Choral Composition of EACC (European Association of Choral Conductors) in Graz and she has the Prize of Colegio de España de Paris- INAEM 2012.