Elena Mendoza

(born in Sevilla, Spain, in 1973, resident in Berlin). She studied German Philology in Sevilla and piano and composition in Zaragoza with Teresa Catalán, in Augsburg with John Van Buren, in Düsseldorf with Manfred Trojahn and in Berlin with Hanns Peter Kyburz at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler. Currently she lives in Berlin. She is particularly interested in timbrical and dramaturgical questions. In 2007 the music- theater production "Niebla" emerged from these particular preferences for theatrical concepts touching on language, space and music and she works to spread the understanding of recent musical languages, using procedures of analysis by listening and offering composition workshops. She has worked in collaboration with various ensembles like Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Modern or Neue Vokalsolisten Stuttgart. Since October 2007 she has also taught composition and experimental music at the Universität der Künste in Berlin.
Selected works: Castillo de damas (Sog): miniatura para orquesta, 2006; Certeza- Aquí, s- cl, vl, vla, vlc, tape; Ciclo, 1999, 4 instr.; Contextos, 2000, trb, vlc, pf, tamb; Contextos- Juegos, 2003, trb; Contra- dicción, 2001, 2 vla; Dibujaba ventanas en el tiempo: para gran orquesta, 1999; Díptico I y II, 2004, cl, sax, perc, pf, vl; Dort, doch, auch, nicht, vielleicht, 2003, cor, vla, pf, tamb, cl I, cb, arp, trb, vl I, vlc, ob, cl II, vl II.
Selected Recordings: CD chamber music, Kairos- Musicadhoy- Deutschlandradio, 2008
Awards: She has won several important awards, such as a fellowship at the Academy Schloß Solitude (2008), the Musikpreis Salzburg 2011 (Förderungspreis) or the Spanish Premio Nacional de Música 2010.

Contact: www.elenamendoza.net