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Biography

Irene Galindo Quero is a Spanish composer, born in Granada in 1985.

Linguistics, literature and theories of perception have, from the beginning, played an important role in her work. She enjoys working along the threshold of music and language. Close observation of their common spaces often reveal the actual distances between these worlds.

She studied in Granada with Pedro Guajardo, at the Musikhochschule Freiburg with Cornelius Schwehr and Mathias Spahlinger, and at the Musikhochschule Köln with Johannes Schöllhorn.

Her works have been performed by, among others: Ensemble Surplus, Aleph Gitarrenquartett, Linea Ensemble Strasbourg, ensemble aisthesis, ensemble cross.art, ensemble alarm, and hand werk ensemble at Klangspuren Schwaz, Baden-Württemberg Literatur Sommer, Akademie der Künste Berlin, Mehrklang Festival Freiburg, Newcomer-Konzerten der Wittener Tagen für neue Kammermusik, new talents Köln, e-Werk Freiburg, Concertgebouw Brugge, Kulturbrauerei Berlin, and the Acht Brücken Festival Köln.

She is also active in the fields of film and installation, with performances at the Kommunalen Kino Freiburg and participation at the exhibition Regionale 11 Kunstverein Freiburg.

Her work has been recognized by several fellowships and awards, including the Alexander von Humboldt Scholarship, La Caixa-DAAD, Association des Amis de Royaumont, Composer- in residence at Brahmshaus Baden-Baden, Artist-in-Residence of the NRW Kunststiftung and the Goethe Institute in Mumbai.Composer-in-residence at Künstlerdorf Schöppingen 2014.

2014 resident at the Residencia de Estudiantes, Madrid.2014-16 scholar at the Akademie Musiktheater Heute der Deutsche Bank Stiftung. She is teaching composition (with focus on audiovisuals) at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragon.

She is currently working on two opera productions: for the Opera Stabile Hamburg (premiere 2017) with a team of the Deutsche Bank Stiftung, and for the Deutsche Oper Berlin (premiere April 2017) as a selected composer for the „New Szenen III“ opera contest.

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