Carolina Cerezo Dávila

Spanish composer, born Friday September 10, 1993, in Málaga

Carolina Cerezo Dávila (Málaga – Spain, September 1993). She completed studies of Music Theory (5 years) and Piano (10 years) in Málaga, Spain. Then she studied Composition at the Aragon Superior Conservatory of Music (CSMA) in Zaragoza, Spain, where she obtained her Bachelor in Composition (2011-2015) under the teaching of the composers José María Sánchez-Verdú, Juan José Eslava, Agustí Charles Soler and José Manuel López López.   At the same time, she obtained also her Bachelor in Conducting (2012-2016) under the teaching of Juan José Olives. She has conducted several pieces in concert such as Haydn 96th Symphony ('The mriacle'), Beethoven 5th Symphony, Beethoven 8th Symphony, Wagner Siegfried-Idyll, Weber 'Der Freischütz' overture, Stravinsky Octet for Wind Instruments, Webern op.10 and some premieres of herself and colleagues. Since October 2016 she's teaching Musical Analysis from XIX century until today also at Aragon Superior Conservatory of Music (CSMA), for Bachelor Students. At the same time, she is studying a Master in Researching for the Arts (UOC: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya). She has has assisted to seminars with Salvatore Sciarrino, Fabián Panisello, Polo Vallejo, Philippe Hurel, Alberto Posadas, Sofia Gubaidulina, Luis de Pablo, Mauricio Sotelo, Beat Furrer, Stefano Gervasoni and she received lessons from Brian Ferneyhough, Fabien Lévy, Oscar Biachi, Jöel Bons, Chaya Czernowin, Oliver Schneller, Martjin Padding, Simon Steen-Andersen, Philippe Manoury, Zygmunt Krauze, Isabel Mundry or Yuval Shaked. Las September she was selected to take part in Ensemble Lucilin Composition Summer School 2016 at Neumünster Abbey, Luxembourg with Marcel Reuter and Isabel Mundry, where she premiered her trio 'Shapes on background' for flute, viola and cello. August 2015 she was in Radziejowice, Poland,

as a composer in Synthetis International Summer Course with Martjin Padding, Simon Steen-Adersen, Zhou Long and Philippe Manoury. In 2013 she was awarded with a full scholarship for taking part in the Composition session ‘Voix Nouvelles’ in Royaumont Foundation, France, with Bryan Ferneyhoug, Fabién Levy and Oscar Bianchi. Last Darmstadt Ferien-Kurse für Neue Musik (2014) she attended lessons with Oliver Schneller, Yuval Shaked and Brian Ferneyhough. One of her main collaborations has been with Atlas Ensemble: she has participated in Atlas Academy 2012, when she composed her piece ‘Abstractions’, and 2014, when she composed ‘Time is not divided’ for large ensemble. She was also commissioned by the Ensemble to write ‘No fear’, to be premiered in June 2013 in SonUTopias Campusculturae, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, in a collaboration with Vertixe Sonora Ensemble. This piece was played again in Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ in December 2013. She was chosen to participate in the international tour of the Plural Ensemble in 2012 with her work “Formas, texturas”, that was interpreted in Seville, Zaragoza, Barcelona and Mexico. Has composed an scene of the Chamber Opera “Resucita Loto”, that was premiered in Zaragoza in March the 19th, based in Ginés Liébana’s eponymus libretto and composed among all the composers currently studying in the CSMA. Another collaborative work was a commission from OCAZ Enigma and Juan José Olives among other young Spanish composers to write a part of ‘Noche Oscura’ for narrator and ensemble, based in San Juan de la Cruz eponymous poem. Also as a OCAZ Enigma commission she wrote in 2014 her piece ‘Quebranto III: Colores Primarios’.