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BIOGRAPHY

Composer, singer, songwriter. 

Education

1978 - 1985 : First studies at L’Aula de Música Moderna i Jazz, Barcelona, Spain.

1985 - 1990 : Composition, voice and piano studies at Berklee College of Music, Boston, USA.
Composition and Film Scoring Degree, cum laude.
Degree at Music School of Catalonia (ESMUC) in Jazz department, Spain.
1998 : Further orchestration studies, Yuri Galpierin, Paris.

Composition

Selection of Works

2019 : Coriolis, for violin and piano. Composed for Temporada Musica d’ara 2019 of Catalan Association  Composers (ACC), in December 2019

2018 : Starlings,  for solo vibraphone, for Miquel Bernat.

2018 : Dos ciudades, for piano. Composed for Temporada Musica d’ara 2018 of Catalan Association  Composers (ACC) premiered by Fedor Veselov Februrary 2018 Auditori Mompou SGAE Bcn.

2016 : Descente En Rappel, for oboe and guitar. Composed for the Cycle Temporada Música D’Ara of Catalan Association of Composers (ACC).

Premiered December 2016 at Barcelona’s City Conservatory (CMMB), by Zoco Duo.
2016 : La Cage Ouverte, for marimba solo. For Miquel Bernat, premiered at VIth Contemporary Music Concert Cycle at Bilbao.
2015 : Aspiratio, for orchestra. Commissioned by Malta’s Mdina Biennale 2016, performed by Malta Philarmonic Orchestra.
2011 : Espirals, for violin solo. Recorded by Vera Martinez Mehner.
2010 : Mosaicos, for 11 musicians. Recorded at l'Auditori de Barcelona on the Festival Música d‘ara.
2005 : Der Garten Von Nebenan, Opera. Recorded by Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble ( Libretto: Angelika Frenzel ).
1997 : Après l’abîme, for cello and piano. Recorded by Manuel Martinez del Fresno and Jordi Masó.
1989 : Winter's Soul, for string orchestra. Recorded by the Boston String Quintet (reduced version).

Film and Dance:
1985 - 1995 : Film score for movies by J.M. Salgot, Rosa Vergés, Maria Ripoll, among others. Collaboration with Bigas Luna for the film Lola.

Composition of 4 contemporary dance shows for the catalan company, Nats Nuts (Somcinc, Que dius que què, Bolero, Pòpulus).

Music for several video dance and video art works.

Singer Songwriter

2018 :Album Nus (Duo with Albert Bover) (Discmedi/Distrijazz) Spain-France

2010 : Album Luna Borracha (Discmedi), Argentina - Spain.
2008 : Album Somos Sueños (Discmedi), Argentina - Spain.
2001 : Album Collares Enredados (Africa p.c.p), Spain.
1997 - 2000 : Writing, performing and recording original songs in Paris.
1991 - 1997 : Writing, performing and recording original songs in Barcelona.
1988 - 1991 : Writing, performing and recording original songs in Boston and New York.

Performances

2006 - 2016 : With Cristina Vilallonga Tango Quartet in France, Spain, Greece and Turkey.

Collaborations with Sergio Gruz, Waraira Quartet among others.
2001 - 2010: Voice of Argentino-Parisien electronic-tango group, Gotan Project.

Recording of 3 CDs and performing in 2 world tours with the band.

Concert and studio collaborations in Europe with Gustavo Beytelmann, Victor Villena, Rudi Flores, Gustavo Battaglia, Lluis Vidal, Fleures Noires (tango orchestra), Hyperion Ensemble, (tango), Cece Giannotti, Marina Rosell.

Teaching

2013 - Present: Private lessons in singing and harmony.
2013 - Present: Workshops and masterclasses in Tango singing.
1993 - 1997: Singing lessons at Escola Musica de Bellaterra, Escola Avinyò, and private lessons, Barcelo

Awards and Acknowledgements

2001 : Golden Record for the album La Revancha del Tango, Gotan Project, France.
1989 : 1st prize in composition for string orchestra, Winter Soul, Berklee College of Music, Boston, Mass. USA and Boston Youth Award for musical excellence.

Cristina Vilallonga is a member of:

• SGAE (Sociedad General de Autores y Editores, Spain
ACC (Associació Catalana de Compositors), Barcelona, Spain
• ADAMI (Societé d’Artistes Intèrpretes France)
• AIE (Sociedad de Artistas Intérpretes o Ejecutantes de España)
• AMJM (Associació de Musics de Jazz I Música Moderna de Catalunya), Barcelona, Spain

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