Ribera, Manel


Born in Manresa, Catalonia (Spain).

Composition studies with: Manuel Hidalgo, Helmut Lachenman, Walter Zimmermann, Michäel Levinás. Also assist to Masterclasses by Jonathan Harvey, Yan Maresz, José Manuel López López, Chaya Czernowin, Toshio Hosokawa, Brian Ferneyhough, within others…

Pieces commissioned and played by Ensemble Sitges 96, Grup opus XXI, Trio Kachaturian, Ensemble L’Embut, Conjunt XXI, Art Ensemble Barcelona, Ensemble Ars BB, Barcelona 216, Isaac Rodríguez i Mireia Fornells, Miró Ensemble, Surplus Ensemble, The Nonsense Company, Chronophonie Ensemble, Trigger Ensemble-für aktuelle Musik, Sebastian Berweck, Trio Kandinsky, Martinu Ensemble, etc…and in several new music festivals like in Vigo Fundación Laxeiro, Esparraguera Capital de la Cultura, Festival de música contemporanea de Segovia, CCCB Barcelona SIM, Girona Festival de Música Contemporània, Sitges Fundació Música Contemporània, Auditori Barcelona Festival Nous Sons, Schloss Solitude Stuttgart, Frankfurter gesellschaft für neue musik,Oh ton-Tripple Konzert Oldenburg, Hamburg Kulturhaus and a monographic concert in sala Beckett (Barcelona) with his solo and chamber music.

He made conferences and presentations of his Works in Darmstadt Musik Institut, Stuttgart Summer academy, Vigo Museo de Arte, Kulturhaus d’Hamburg, l’ESMUC Barcelona, Conservatori de Terrassa, Conservatori de Manresa, biblioteca de Berga,, Can Pascual in Esparreguera, Sgae Barcelona, etc...
Winner of the 2ond Prize in Capellades, Winner in Sant Joan de Vilatorrada, Winner of the new music prize in Arjau.Granted in the International Darmstadt Music Institut with full scolarship.Selected for the “Composers meeting” at Barcelona festival with performances by the Ensemble BCN 216 (2004-2005).Granted to assist at the Schloss Solitude Stuttgart 2005.

Since 2003 is the president of an international composers association called L’Embut(The Funnel).

Pieces recorded in various cds at El Sr Guindilla Records and Macaco records and a monographic cd with the label La mà de guido/Ars Harmonica.