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Departamento de Comunicação e Arte | Universidade de Aveiro
Campus Universitário de Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro
Tel: (+351) 234 370 389 (ext. 23700)


Bernat Sánchez Farrés (Barcelona, 1995) is a classical and contemporary pianist. He studied for a Higher Degree in Piano and a Master's degree at the ESMUC and Liceu de Barcelona with Pierre Reach, Enrique Bagería and Emili Brugalla. He specialized with the Master Klavier Duo at the Mozarteum in Salzburg under the guidance of Yaara Tal and Andreas Groethuysen. Later he also went deeper with the Master in Piano Technique and Biomechanics from ESMAR and Musikeon with Luca Chiantore and Pablo Gómez Ábalos. He is currently studying the Doctorate Program in Music at the University of Aveiro with Luca Chiantore and Fausto Manuel da Silva Neves. Throughout his training, he has received official scholarships from the Pere Pons Foundations, the Liceu, the AIE and the Mozarteum for his artistic and academic achievements. Focused on the artistic project of the piano duo Sánchez & Fortuny, they have been awarded in numerous competitions and have played on many stages in Spain, Catalonia, Andorra, Austria, Portugal, Israel and Kazakhstan. In 2022 they published their first double CD with music for four hands by Schubert, Mozart, Czerny and Reger as part of their Master's thesis research.

Doctoral Project
"Partituras abertas: Prelúdios, interlúdios, fermatas e ornamentação o dueto de piano"
This project proposes an emancipation of the performer in the context of piano duets that provides new creative perspectives focused on usually unexploited margins of action. Specifically, I intend to explore in the duet repertoire the potential of preludes and interludes to reconfigure the structure and style of the work; ornamentation as a key to personalize and nuance the text; and, finally, the performance of cadences in fermatas. In the context of chamber music this creative attitude towards the musical text is still little explored and more particularly in the case of piano duets it is almost non-existent. This challenge brings with it a lack of responses and strategies that allow negotiating reinterpretations and reconfigurations of the repertoire.

Keywords: A
rtistic research, Piano duo; Preludes; Interludes; Cadences; Fermatas; Ornamentation; Improvisation