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 Innovation, fusion, interdisciplinary nature or pedagogy are some of the concepts that best describe the creative line of the BCP.

The Group, formed in 2010, includes four members of the Barcelona Municipal Wind Band (Banda Municipal de Barcelona). Shortly after its formation, the BCP were invited to participate in the Fifth National Clarinet Congress and the Second European Clarinet Congress held in Madrid in December 2011, and later in festivals such as Festival Otoño Musical Soriano, Fira Tárrega, Fiestas de la Mercè de Barcelona, Sirga Festival of Contemporary Music or Summer Festival of Mao. They have performed at he main Music Halls in Spain such as Palau de la Música de Valencia, Auditori de Barcelona or ADDA, and in countries such Austria, Belgium, France or Mexico.

The quartet works in close collaboration with Auditori of Barcelona where they performed their first concert in January 2013, followed by the premier of the cycle ' Denominació d'Origen' and the successful production of 'Ideas del frío' (Cold Thoughts) within the cycle 'Escenes' (Scenes) in collaboration with Clown Leandre. During 2016, they will premier the concert 'Planeta Clarinet' (Planet Clarinet) commisioned by Auditori's educational service and intended for families and children aged 0-8 in particular.

BCP have appeared as soloists with  Banda Municipal de Palma, Banda Municipal de Bilbao, Banda Municipal de Barcelona or  Banda Sinfónica EBSUDLAP  from Mexico under Juan Miguel Romero, José Rafael Pascual Vilaplana or Salvador Brotons amog others.

BCP have  recorded four albums. ‘Toma café’, with music by the great saxophonist Pedro Iturralde, ‘Czernowitzer Skizzen’ with music by Alxander Kukelka, ‘Egloga: New flamenco for clarinets and voice’ with music by Enric Palomar featuring the great cantaor Pere Martinez and ‘Offertorium’, with works by five of the most important composers in Europe.  

The present and the future of the BCP will be marked by concerts, pedagogical projects, recordings, new commissions, always ensuring full integration in society and responding to its time and needs.

 

Javier Vilaplana

Piccolo clarinet and clarinet

Martí Guasteví

Bassethorn

Alejandro Castillo

Bass clarinet