Manuel Alcaraz Clemente
In 2013 he was awarded the 1st prize in Percussion at the Jeunesses Musicales National Competition in Spain. Since 2016, he has been a regular member of Ensemble Schallfeld, a contemporary music ensemble based in Graz, Austria.
He plays regularly with contemporary music ensembles and Orchestras such as Klangforum Wien, Mdi Ensemble, Ensemble Zeitfluss, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Platypus, Drumming percussion group, Ensemble Barcelona 2016, Cadaques Orchestra and the Graz Philharmonic Orchestra among others. He has also offered workshops and masterclasses at different Universities and Music Schools in Austria, Portugal, Spain and Slovenia.
In addition, he has performed in several festivals including the Lucerne Festival, Wien Modern, Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt, Klangspuren Schwaz (Tirol), Afekt Festival (Estonia), Impuls Festival and Steirischer Herbst (Graz), Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Festival Roma Europa (Italy), Festival Grec, Quincena Donostiarra and ENSEMS (Spain).
Manuel received his Bachelor Degree at ESMuC (Catalonia College of Music, Barcelona). In 2015, he completed his Master in solo performance at ESMAE (Oporto, Portugal) with Professor Miquel Bernat. In January 2018 he completed the Master Program ‘PPCM (Practice and Performance of Contemporary Music)’, where he worked alongside the members of Klangforum Wien.
Photo: Juan Luis García