Andreu Riera and Josep Prohens will jointly conduct a piano masterclass at 12:30 PM, November 11, at City College's beautiful Shepard Hall. Riera and Prohens both serve on the faculty of the Conservatori Superior de Música de les Illes Balears.
This event is free and open to the public. The masterclass will be followed on November 12 by a free concert of Prohens' piano works, performed by Riera.
Josep Prohens and Andreu Riera
Prohens was the first recipient of the Foundation for Iberian Music's Composer's Commission in 2005, for which he wrote Dreams/Somnis for solo piano. Prohens has been composing since 1978 and is the author of Ensenyament de la música a Felanitx (The Teaching of Music in Felanitx), about music education in his hometown. He has lectured at Aulí de Felanitx Music School since 1972 and has served on the composition faculty at conservatories throughout the Balearic Islands. He is also president of Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Sebastián of the Balearic Islands.
Riera recently released album of Prohens piano works, Ficció, and he also appeared on the 2017 album Impressions. Riera has won numerous piano prizes, including the Infanta Cristina (Madrid), Caja Postal in Madrid, Alonso Competition in the city of Valencia, Frederic Mompou (Barcelona), Jacinto Guerrero and the Mozart Competition, Salzburg Mozarteum.