Bertran Ventejo
Moisès, Bertran Ventejo
Born in 1967 in Mataró (Barcelona, Spain), Moisès Bertran Ventejo holds the degrees of 'Professor Superior de Piano', 'Professor Superior de Solfeig i Teoria de la Música' and 'Professor Superior de Composició' from the 'Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu de Barcelona' & 'Conservatori Superior Municipal de Música de Barcelona'. He has also earned the degrees of 'Master in Music' and 'Doctor in Musical Arts' from 'The Hartt School' (University of Hartford-USA). His main teachers have been Salvador Pueyo & James Sellars for composition, and Maria Jesús Crespo & Luiz de Moura Castro for piano performance.

He has been awarded several prizes in Spain as well as in the United States including: 1st Prize Ma Dolors Calvet i Prats, 3rd edition, Vilafranca del Penedès, 2012 for his piece 'Six Preludes for Piano'; 3rd Prize at the International 'Oreste Sindici' Composition Competition, Ceccano-Italia 2003; 2nd Prize at the 17th 'National Association of Composers USA'-Young Composers Competition (Los Angeles, California; USA), 1995; 2nd Prize at the International Composition Contest 'Francesc Civil / Ciutat de Girona' (Girona, Catalunya; Spain), 1996; 'Norman J. Bayles Memorial Award for Composition' ('The Hartt School', West Hartford, Connecticut; USA), 1993; 'IX Premio Constitución' ('Junta de Extremadura', Extremadura; Spain), 1991.

He has taught piano, theory, harmony, orchestration and composition for several years in Spain as well as in the USA and in Colombia, working in many institutions as for instance 'Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu de Barcelona'; 'Conservatori de Grau Mitjà d'Igualada'; 'The Hartt School – University of Hartford' (USA) and 'Universidad EAFIT', being in this last one also the Dean of the Music Department. From 2008 to 2010 he was the Dean of the 'Conservatorio de Música' of 'Universidad Nacional de Colombia', Bogotá, where he is Associate Professor in Composition with exclusive dedication.

His compositional output, nowadays with more than 80 titles, ranges from piano solo works, chamber music, vocal music, choir and symphonic pieces.
In the past he revised and finished 'Quinteto para piano y cuerdas op. 49 en sol menor' based on the surviving original manuscripts by Enric Granados, published by Editorial Boileau and recorded under the label COLUMNA MÚSICA. Also with this label he has issued his two monographic CDs: 'Variations and Fantasy', which contains music for piano solo, piano four hands and chamber music; and 'Soft, your voice', with almost his whole Lied production on the voices of Rosa mateu, Laura Alonso and Mónica Luezas, being Moisès Bertran the piano accompanist.
He is the Director of the 'Colombo-Catalan Week', festival of Colombian and Catalan contemporary music, sponsored principally by the Institute Ramon Llull (Catalunya) and the National University of Colombia.

Elected member of the American Music Honor Society 'Pi Kappa Lambda' in 1994 and member of the Associació Catalana de Compositors (ACC) since 1993.

His music is published by Clivis Publicacions, La Mà de Guido, Amalgama-Tritó, Dinsic Publicacions Musicals and Editorial Boileau.
The composer can be contacted by:
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