María Rosa Ribas Monné

(born on 25th July 1944 in Barcelona, Spain) Composer, pianist and teacher. She completed her musical studies at the Barcelona Municipal Music Conservatory where she obtained piano, guitar, solfeo and composition degrees. She has worked with Sofia Puche (piano), Xavier Montsalvatge (composition), Antoni Ros Marbà (orchestra conducting), Paul Schilhawsky (piano accompaniment). In 1998 the Catalan Woman Association granted her the First Prize for Caterina Albert i Paradís and the lied El bes.As a pianist she make duo with the soprano M. Àngels Miró. Special take up to contemporary Catalan music. She is teaching piano at the Barcelona Municipal Music Conservatory. Since 1980 she has been a member of the Catalan Compositors Association.
Selected Works: 16 x SAX (1. La Noria- 2. El gos petit- 3. Mar en calma), 2001, sax; Accés blau (1. Deciso con spirit- 2. Leggiero- 3. Teneramente- 4. Tranquillo espressivo- 5. Giocoso e semplice- 6. Con tristeza- 7. Più mosso appassionato), 1986, pf; Adagio e divertimento, 2008, string orchestra; Ales d'Anhel, 1988, s, vlc, pf; Ausencia, 1998, s or t, symphony orchestra; Canon per a orgue, 1976; La Ciutat llunyana: cantata, 1981, choir (voices- bi), symphony orchestra; Dolç angel de la mort, 1983, s, 2 vl, vla, vlc; Laberint, 1998, s, pf; Quintet de vent (1. Moderato- 2. Dolce- 3. Energico), 1981, fl, ob, cl, fg, cor.
Selected Recordings: 5 Compositores Contemporànies (Ona digital, 2002).