"Playing the cello was the first decision I took as a kid the moment I innocently started saying
that I wanted to play 'THE BIG VIOLIN'.
Since then, music has come along with my LIFE journey.
I discovered a lot playing in symphonic orchestras as well as doing chamber music.
Travelling has also given me the opportunity to meet top musicians of the instrument I dedicate all my life."
· About ·
Glòria Expósito Pérez was born in 1995 in Santa Coloma de Gramenet (Barcelona), where she began her cello studies at the music school Can Roig i Torres with Elisabetta Renzi,
strengthening her knowledge with Peter Thiemann.
After following her studies in Barcelona at the Institut-Escola Artístic Oriol Martorell
with Joan Antoni Pich, in 2017 she obtained her Bachelor degree at the
Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu with Ángel Luis Quintana.
Nowadays she is based in the city of Utrecht in The Netherlands,
where she obtained her Master of Music in Performance diploma
at the HKU Utrechts Conservatorium.
Her studies were specialised in the XX Century music with Timora Rosler,
as well as studying baroque cello with Viola de Hoog.
She is member of the Alban Kwartet, which is often instructed by
Viola de Hoog (Shönberg Quartet) and Sebastian Koloski (Utrecht String Quartet).
· Experience ·
Glòria has always been open mind to receive masterclasses from different teachers like
Clemens Hagen, Maria Kliegel, Maria de Macedo, Reinhard Latzko, Gustav Rivinius, Herre Jan Stegenga, Laurentiu Sbarcea, Jan-Ype Nota and Arnau Tomàs. As well as working with Jonathan Brown (Casals Quartet) and Wolfang Laufer (Fine Arts Quartet) in the chamber music range.
She has been active in many international academies like the Peter de Grote Festival Summer Academy (The Netherlands), Landesakademie Ochsenhausen (Germany), Francigena International Arts Festival (Italy)
and some others in different cities around Spain.
From a young age, she has participated in several youth orchestras, like JONC (National Youth Orchestra of Catalonia), NJO (Nationaal Jeugdorkest), NeSP (Nederlands Symfonie Project), JOCG (Jove Orquestra de les Comarques Gironines) and SCCC (Simfònica de Cobla i Corda de Catalunya and
OJC (YouthOpera Catalonia).
Next to this, she has worked with the professional orchestras Orquestra de Cambra de Granollers and Simfònica del Vallès.
All this experience she worked was fed by conductors like Robert King, Hansjörg Schellenberger, Pablo González, Gianandrea Noseda, Michal Nesterowicz, Manel Valdivieso and Jaime Martín.
Master artistic research:
A synesthesic approach to the Ligeti Cello Solo Sonata - From score to canvas
Synesthesia has been for years treated as a disease while it is a quality that some people experience, especially artists. Synesthesia, from the Greek “union of the senses”, occurs when people experience the sensation of one sense in parallel to another. This research has been done with the intention to unite the fine arts to music from the conception and implementation of synesthesia. It will focus on the music-colour synesthesia, also known as chromesthesia. It is supported by bibliographic sources from scientists and writers like E. Cytowic, R. Steinitz, C. Meyers and the own words and declarations of each of the composers to be presented, quoted in their biographical books. It will start with an introduction to the meaning of colour -needed to understand the practical framework- and will follow with the explanation of the different types of synesthesia until achieving the chromesthesia that Sibelius, Rimsky Korsakov, Scriabin, Messiaen and Ligeti had, giving especial centre stage to this last composer. The Cello Solo Sonata that he wrote will be taken as an example of a synesthesic music which will be transformed into two different paintings (one per movement) through a previous colour analysis based on his synesthesic colour perception. Parallel to this, the Sonata has also been harmonically and structurally analysed, played and recorded. All the playing and painting process has been recorded and can be found in the section regarding the final production process, where a link is provided. The results of this research prove that it is possible to translate a composition into a colour image and let the reader visualize the synesthesic perception of a piece of music. In this case, it has been done from an objective perspective which is based on the synesthesic perception of Ligeti. His words have been translated into a colouration system to be followed afterwards to paint the canvases.