Mateu Malondra Flaquer [b. 1977; Palma de Mallorca, Spain]In 1999 Mateu Malondra moved to Barcelona where he received guitar lessons as student of Sadahiro Otani. During this period, Christian de Jong and David Padrós introduced him to composition studies. In 2004 he moved to Maastricht where he studied Bachelor and Master in Music Composition at Maastricht Conservatory under the guidance of Robert HP Platz and from where he graduated with distinction. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in guitar performing from Den Haag Royal Conservatoiry where he studied as soloist and chamber music with Enno Voorhorst. As part of his composition curriculum, Malondra Flaquer, did an electronic music course with Patrick Delges and Jean-Marc Sullon at Centre Henri Pousseur (Liège). In addition to his academic studies he has attended master classes with Daniel D’Adamo, Richard Barrett, Brian Ferneyhough, Beat Furrer, Wolfgang Rihm and Edwin Roxburg. Mateu Malondra is currently a PhD candidate at Kingston University-London under the tutelage of Paul Archbold. From 2013 to 2015, he was the artistic director and coordinator of the ME_MMIX Festival in Palma de Mallorca. Founding member of the network ZeNet. Founding member of the cultural non-profit organization Placa[base. In 2016 has been appointed member of the programming team of Vertixe Sonora ensemble. He has been the recipient of several grants and awards like MusicaSacra Maastricht, Cultural Council of East Iceland, Encontre Internacional de Compositors, Intro-insitu, Music Village 2011, First price GTM-Conservatoria Symfonieorkest, selected work at the Arditti Quartet International call for new works 2010 and 2012, finalist at the ICP 2010, selected composer at Donaueschinger Musiktage-Next Generation 2011, award winner at PluralEnsemble 2012 Competition, short listed at the 3rd Franco Donatoni International Meeting for Young Composers Competition, award winner at the Ecce and Riot Ensemble 2013 Call For Scores, AC/E-PICE grant, recipient of a commission funded by Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung. He has had the fortune of working with musicians such as Arditti String Quartet, Bcn216, ClapTON, Ensemble dissonArt, Ensemble Exposé, Insomnio, Jan Gerdes, Mdi Ensemble, Morphosis, Plural Ensemble, QuLacoza, Riot Ensemble, Takao Hyakutome, UMS’nJIP, Vertixe Sonora and conductors such as Gerry Cornelius, Beat Furrer, Yasuaki Itakura, Taco Kooistra, Fabián Panisello, Robert HP Platz, Ulrich Pöhl, Roger Redgate, Sánchez Verdú and Michel Tabachnik. His music has been performed in such forums as Cairo Contemporary Music Days, Dark Music Days,
Donaueschinger Musiktage-Next Generation, Encontre Internacional de Compositors, Festival Musica Sacra Maastricht, Forum Wallis, Gaudeamus Muziekweek, IDAF Festival, IMD-47-Internationale Ferienkurse für neuen Musik-Open Space, Festival Mixtur Barcelona, Nact der neuen Musik Düsseldorf, NUNC2!, Perspectivas XXI, Unerhörte Musik-Berlin, Sintése, SIRGA, Sounds New, and in such halls as L’Auditori-Barcelona, Auditorio de Zaragoza, Auditorio CajaSol, BKA-Theater Berlin, Concertgebouw Brugge, Conzertzaal Tilburg, Theater ann het Vrijthof, MISE-EN Place, Muziekcentrum First Philips, Studio Noru and Spectrum, among others. Recent projects included commissions for contemporary music specialist such as; Ensemble Bcn216, David Brutti, dissonArt, Sonodualis, UMS’n JIP, Llüisa Espigolé, Jan Gerdes, Takao Hyakutome, Festival Mixtur among others. Recordings of Malondra’s works:
Takao Hyakutome solo debut CD, at label Chanpd’Action.
Tomeu Moll solo debut CD for piano and electronics.
His music have been broadcasted at Netherlands national Radio-4, Concertzender.nl and Relevant Tones-USA. His pieces are published and distributed by BabelScores®-Paris.
Malondra’s pieces have been performed in Egypt, Europe, Iceland, Japan, México, UK and USA.