Opinions about Joan Guinjoan
On the occasion of what would be his 91st birthday, this section presents a set of articles that recall and interpret his figure. The first article is written by Xoan Manuel Carreira (in spanish), Chief Editor of Mundo Clásico. These articles will also be accessible...
The Contemporary Music Ensembles of the ESMUC, under the direction of Ernest Martínez Izquierdo, pay tribute to Joan Guinjoan on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of his birth at the Petit Palau on 28-11-2021 performing Homenaje a Carmen Amaya, El Diari and GIC79...
On 19 November 2021 the pianist Javier Perianes will perform La Llum Naixent, a posthumous work by Joan Guinjoan, at the Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin. More information at https://boulezsaal.de/event/javier-perianes/2021_11_19_1930
20/06/2021 With the aim of preserving and disseminating the legacy of the composer Joan Guinjoan as well as promoting other activities in the field of contemporary music, the Fundació Joan Guinjoan begins its journey with the opening of this website. There are...
Joan Guinjoan has created a musical corpus rich in proposals of high quality and workmanship and with the remarkable merit of originality. His creative personality is the result of positions always honest, sincere with himself, rabidly independent, self-demanding and with a very high sense of professionalism. "I am a composer of the Mare Nostrum with a Cartesian mentality", he has also said of himself. In short, Guinjoan is Guinjoan, and in vain would we look for models imitated by him, just as we will not be able to detect the slightest desire on his part to do school..... But, pretending to be simply him, only Guinjoan -nothing more and nothing less-, our musician has found a perfectly defined place in the line of the best Spanish and European music of the last third of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st. "