Doménec González de la Rubia (b. 1964)
Composer, conductor, pianist and pedagogue born in Mérida (Spain) although living in Barcelona. He has studied in Barcelona and Bratislava. He was director of the Municipal School of Music of Torroella de Montgrí and professor of harmony at the Conservatorio del Liceo, among other occupations. As a columnist, he has published dozens of articles on music history and aesthetics. He is the author of the book Religious Music in Catalonia in the 20th century (ed. Boileau). Some of his works are published on CD. He also received scholarships from the Ministry (General Directorate of Foreign Relations) and awards in composition competitions (Enric Morera de Barcelona for Symphony Orchestra, Joaquim Maideu de Vic for Symphony Orchestra, Parramon Foundation in the specialty of Piano, Agustín Pedro and Pons University Foundation Central de Barcelona in Musicology, Extremadura Federation of Choral Composition Choirs, Green Concerts for string orchestra, International Amadeus Choral Composition Awards, Ciudad de Masnou Prize for white voices, Third Prize in the International Guitar Composition Competition in America (Venezuela ), etc. As a composer his career is very broad, having programmed in numerous Spanish and foreign festivals (Italy, France, Argentina, USA, Russia, Germany, Slovakia, Moldova, Cuba, Venezuela, Philippines, Colombia, Czech Republic, Belgium, South Korea, Vietnam, etc.) He is also regularly invited to give seminars and master classes. At the Prague 2008 Festival he premiered his work Arnheim at the Rudolfinum of the Czech Philharmonic and that same year, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine conducted by Thomas Sanderling premiered his work Barcelona for symphony orchestra. Prestigious performers keep their works in their repertoire. In 201 5 he received a commission from the Association of Spanish Orchestras (AEOS) which was premiered by the OEX (Extremadura Orchestra). This work, based in Las Hurdes and in the region of La Vera, was DÏPTIC. Since 2004 he has been president of the Catalan Association of Composers (ACC) and since 2010 president of the Federation of Iberian Composers Associations (FAIC). In 2017 he was named an Honorary Member of the Catalan Academy of Music.