Joan Martí-Frasquier has premiered more than fifty works of different genres of music (as a soloist, with piano, electronics, chamber music, opera and orchestra) by composers from all over the world, such as Joan Bagés i Rubí, José Luis Campana, Timothy Harenda, Enric Riu and Hans Peter Stubbe Teglbjaerg, among others. Of particular note was the Concerto for baritone saxophone, piano and string orchestra by Albena Petrovic-Vratchanska, at the Luxembourg Philharmonie in June 2018.
He has performed in Andorra, Austria, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, France, Italy, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland and the United States, in festivals such as Mixtur Barcelona (2018), New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (USA, 2017), Tallinn Music Week (Estonia, 2015), Rc4 (Brazil, 2015) and Classical:NEXT (Austria, 2014).
His varied music projects focus mainly on new music, but also extend to some Early music and improvisation, in addition to electronics and visual arts.
Before starting his solo career in 2011, he was a member of several chamber music groups such as the saxophone quartet SAX 3+1 (1994-2013) or Sigma woodwind trio (2004-2007) and other ensembles of contemporary music. Currently, he collaborates with Morphosis and Barcelona Modern ensembles, and also with the Symphonic Orchestra Camera Musicae.
Photo credits: Anna Guardiola - Jesús Llungueras
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