© Noe López, 2020

A composer of sound worlds which invite reflection and shared imagination.

The music of Pablo Peula (*1990, Alhama de Granada) often draws on literary, cinematic, architectural and scientific works. He sees himself as a storyteller who shapes sound and experiments with listeners’ perception. In this quest, his creations make a comprehensive use of compositional resources.

Pablo Peula’s work has received various recognitions: a Working Scholarship for Composition 2020 from the Austrian Federal Ministry for Arts and Culture, the First Prize at the XXXII Choral Composition Competition “Bautista Comes” of Segorbe 2018, the “Prix de la SACEM” at the VI International Composition Competition for Ensemble Boulogne-Billancourt 2017, the First Prize at the VII Composition Competition “RCSMVE” Granada, and the Young Creation Programme “INJUVE 2016”, among others. He has also received support from institutions such as the “Stadt Wien Kultur”, “La Caixa” Foundation, or the “SGAE” Foundation.

His works have been commissioned and played by performers like Taller Sonoro (ES), Webern Ensemble Wien (AT), Achrome Ensemble (IT), Sigma Project (ES), Ensemble DAI Contemporain (FR), Ensemble dell’Arte (AT), Jane Chapman (UK), Ingmar Stiller (DE), José Luis Estellés and the Young Orchestra of Valencia (ES). These and other artists have taken Peula’s music to festivals and concert halls across Europe, such as the “ORF RadioKulturhaus” (Vienna), the “Teatros del Canal” (Madrid), the “Sala Piatti” (Bergamo), the “Salle d’Art Lyrique” (Paris), the “Kunst-Station St. Peter” (Cologne), the Fringe Festival Torroella (Girona), the Spanish Music Festival (Cádiz), the Suena Festival (Viena), the Festival “Prix Annelie de Man” (Amsterdam), and the Ensems Festival at the “Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía” (Valencia).

Pablo Peula studied composition in Granada under Francisco González Pastor and Juan Cruz-Guevara, and in Vienna under Detlev Müller-Siemens, being awarded a prize to the most outstanding graduate. He has also benefited from the advice of composers like Alfredo Aracil, Pierluigi Billone, Peter Eötvös, Cristóbal Halffter, Dimitri Kourliandski, Ramon Lazkano, Mauricio Sotelo and Simon Steen-Andersen.

He has taught at the Conservatories “Manuel Castillo” in Seville, “Victoria Eugenia” in Granada, “Rafael Orozco” in Córdoba (Spain) and, as a guest, at The Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice (Poland). His works have been published by «Piles» (Valencia) and «Preludio» (Milan).