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Noè Rodrigo Gisbert


Noè was born in Altea (Alicante, Spain) in 1992 and started his musical education when he was 8 years old at the Conservatori Municipal Professional d’Altea, where he finished in 2010 with the highest qualifications. The following year he started the Bachelor in percussion in Zaragoza, at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón (CSMA), with César Peris, Lorenzo Ferrándiz, Verónica Cagigao, Ignacio Molins and Francisco Inglés as main teachers.

He has attended to several masterclasses with very important international percussionists like, Gustavo Gimeno, Anton Mittermayr, Guido Rückel, Wieland Wetzel, Raymond Curfs, and Oliver Madas in the field of Orchestral percussion; Josep Vicent, Markus Leoson, Nuno Aroso, Pedro Carneiro, Jean Geoffroy, Christian Dierstein, Philippe Spiesser, Nancy Zeltsman and Jer-Huei Chen in the field of soloist percussion.

Noè is a very versatile percussionist because he combines orchestral and soloist interest, as well as chamber music and ensemble playing.
As an orchestral percussionist, he is member of some of the best youth orchestras of Europe, such as EUYO (European Union Youth Orchestra), Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra, JONDE (Spanish National Youth Orchestra), NJO (Netherlands Youth Orchestra), among others; and SOAP (Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific) in America (Canada). He has also collaborated with some professional orchestras such as the Alumni-Orchester der Lucerne Festival Academy and the Nederlands Philharmonich Orkest. Next season he will collaborate with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra from Amsterdam.

As a soloist player, he has recently won the first prize in the Concurso Permanente de Jóvenes Intérpretes (Juventudes Musicales de España) and a special prize of the European Union of Music Competitions for Youth (EMCY) for an excellent performance in that competition. He also won twice the Concurs d’Interpretació Musical del Conservatori d’Altea, at the 2007 and 2009 edition.
In the field of chamber music and ensemble playing, he has been member of the Academy for the New Music of Zaragoza, Percusiones del CSMA, NJO Steve Reich Ensemble and nowadays is an active member of Lucerne Festival Young Performance and Mbira-dúo, and collaborates with the Oerknal! ensemble, Nieuw Amsterdams Peil, Slagwerk Den Haag, Asko|Schönberg ensemble and the New European Ensemble.
Next November, he will do a solo recital in the Concert Hall of the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona.

Noè is really interested in new music and specially in working with composers and he has premiered a lot of pieces in the last years in Spain and in The Netherlands. He has personally worked with many important composers such as Steve Reich, Luís de Pablo, Anton García Abril, Jesús Torres, James Wood, Louis Andriessen, Rozalie Hirs and Maarten van Norden.

Nowadays, Noè is finishing a master program in percussion and a specialization in New Music at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with teachers Peter Prommel, Arnold Marinissen, Mark Braafhart, Nick Woud, Ramon Lormans, Richard Jansen and Bence Major.

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