- Marta Cureses
(b Vinaroz, July 1, 1940). Spanish composer, pianist, conductor and stage director. He began studying music in 1945, training as a pianist and composer at the Barcelona Conservatory. He finished his musical studies at the age of 14 and in 1961 he began his career as a pianist, specializing in contemporary music and giving concerts in several countries. In 1967 he composed his first score for the cinema, L'apat, and in the following year he went to the USA on a March Foundation grant to study composition with John Cage, La Monte Young, Philip Corner and other figures of the American avant garde. In 1975 he made a recording of works by Cage, Webern, Stockhausen and other composers.
He was director of the Grup Instrumental Català (1976–9), whose venue was the Joan Miró Foundation, and from 1978 he has dedicated himself exclusively to the composition and performance of his own works. Following the premières of his musicals ...