Robert Brufau, new director of L'Auditori
This morning, the Governing Board of the L’Auditori i l’Orquestra Consortium ratified the evaluation committee´s candidate proposal in the selection process for the direction of L'Auditori, appointing Robert Brufau as director of the institution for the next four years.
The evaluation committee for the public selection process was made up of three members of the City Council; the composer Hèctor Parra, the composer and performer Barbara Held and Margarida Tossas, Director of Planning and Control of Citizenship Rights, together with two members of the Autonomous Government of Barcelona; the composer Joan Magrané and Rosa M. Pascual, Head of Monitoring and Control of the Public Sector. Jordi Tort, Manager of the L'Auditori i l'Orquestra Consortium, was secretary.
The evaluation committee approved the candidature of Robert Brufau on the basis of his professional career, his extensive knowledge of the music sector and his close ties with L'Auditori.
As an artistic programmer and cultural manager, Robert Brufau has been L'Auditori’s programming director and a member of the artistic committee of the European Concert Hall Organisation since 2013. He was formerly head of production in the same institution, managing director of the International Music Academy of Solsona and founding member of El Gat Negre jazz club. As a professional musician, he was a professor at the Liceu Conservatory of Barcelona and collaborator with the Spanish Radio and Television Orchestra.
Robert Brufau studied music in Barcelona, Paris and Geneva, obtaining a Concert Diploma with honours from the Geneva University of Music. He is also a Business Studies graduate and holds a postgraduate qualification in Show Management and Production, awarded by the University of Barcelona.
Robert Brufau created the current structure of L'Auditori’s programme, with a wide variety of projects including the Sampler Sèries, dedicated to contemporary music; the Llums d'Antiga festival, in relation to Early Music research; and the Emergents Barcelona Music Festival for young talents from home and abroad. Brufau has promoted collaborations with the city’s main contemporary art institutions (MACBA, CCCB, Tàpies Foundation, Miró Foundation, etc.) and the most representative agents of the sector, both classical and pop rock (Sónar, Primavera Sound, The Project, Razzmatazz, etc.). Internationally, some of his projects have contributed to forging alliances with important institutions such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic, the Philharmonie de Paris and the Vienna Konzerthaus.