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BIO

Brais González is one of the most eclectic pianists of his generation, with a solida career that has always been divided between classical performance, extensive work as an accompanist and chamber musician and an interesting background as a composer and creator of sound landscapes that always aim to bring together different genres, from contemporary music to folk, indie or film music.


His solo recordings synthesize all these worlds, and in them, Brais tries to suggest a walk through landscapes that are always drawn around improvisation.

He was born in Vigo in 1987 and began his piano studies in his town with professors Aleksandras Jurgelionis, Aldona Dvarionaité, and Ricardas Biveinis, with whom he also studied composition. He continued his education at Mozarteum University in Salzburg (Austria) under the direction of Rolf Plagge, completing his training with Severino Ortiz and at CSM Vigo and CONSMUPA Oviedo.

He has attended master classes with many teachers and concert pianists, such as Oxhana Yablonskaya (Juillard School of New York), Vitaly Margulis (UCLA), Galina Egiazarova (Reina Sofia Music School), Luiz de Moura Castro (Hartford School), Jun Kanno, Niklas Sivelov, Leonel Morales, Julius Andrejevas, Rina Dokshitsky, Carles Marqués, Vlad Dumilescu and Luis Fernando Pérez.

In 2013 he was awarded at the 18th edition of the City of San Sebastian International Competition. In 2012 he won the 'Gregorio Baudot' prize at the 26th Cidade de Ferrol International Competition. He has also been awarded the special prize of the Málaga Music Foundation for the best performance of Spanish music. In 2006, he was awarded the first prize in the senior category of the International Competition of "Real Club Náutico de Vigo". Other awards include the 10th Ricard Viñes International Competition (2004), 1st ASGAIM Competition (2004), XII Maria Campina International Piano Competition (Portugal, 2004), Alto-Minho Piano Competition (Portugal), where he also won the prize to the best performance of Portuguese works (2003), "Real Club Náutico de Vigo" Regional Competition for Young Performers (1998, 2000 and 2002) and IV Nikolai Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Paris (1999).

He has performed as a soloist in several cities of Spain, as well as in Portugal, France, Austria and Germany. Dedicated to his work as an accompanying pianist and chamber musician, his work in different ensembles has led him to be present at the main Galician festivals and to perform also in the Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, United Kingdom and Italy.

As a composer, his symphonic works have been performed by different Galician and Portuguese orchestras and conducted by masters such as Javier Viceiro, Christopher Bochmann or Iminas Kucinskas.He was the Artistic Director of the Malaga-based multidisciplinary collective "Bramnova" and is currently the founder and composer of "Caspervek Trio", a band devoted to live silent films sountracks with which he has performed in more than a dozen European countries.


He has also developed an extensive career in different genres such as folk, jazz, electronics or improvised music, collaborating with artists as diverse as Peter Arnesen, the indie group Cervan, the Gharbo Orchestra or Nelson Quinteiro, and putting music at the service of other arts such as poetry or theatre. He has collaborated composing music for different shows of the Galician Dramatic Art School and with different theatre groups such as CinemaSticado.

Since 2017, he has been co-directing the online radio programme "Anónimo IV", dedicated to musical research.

DISCOGRAPHY



MÚSICAS DE DOMINGO

Year: 2019
Label: Inquedanzas Sonoras
Musicians: Nelson Quinteiro (vocals), Brais González (piano and arrangements), Roi Adrio (percussion), Blas Castañer (percussion), Erea Carbajales (violin), Raquel Miguélez (bass)
Genre: folk, jazz, world music.
Available: CD, Google Play, Amazon Music, Spotify, iTunes, Shazam






LIBERAVERSO

Year: 2019
Label: Bluepanda
Musicians: Brais González (piano and electronics)
Genre: contemporary, ambient, classical
Available: CD, Google Play, Amazon Music, Spotify, iTunes, Shazam






EOSTRE

Year: 2018
Musicians: Brais González (piano and electronics)
Genre: contemporary, ambient, classical
Available: Google Play, Amazon Music, Spotify, iTunes, Shazam




DEYDA

Year: 2017
Musicians: Brais González (piano and electronics)
Genre: contemporary, ambient, classical
Available: Google Play, Amazon Music, Spotify, iTunes, Shazam



MR. HYDE

Year: 2016
Musicians: Cervan, Brais González (electric bass)
Genre: indie rock
Available: Spotify, iTunes, Bandcamp




12 CANCIONES GALLEGAS

Year: 2012
Label: Andavira
Musicians: Begoña Salgueiro (soprano), Brais González (piano)
Genre: clásica
Available: Andavira, Ópera Magenta

CASPERVEK

Caspervek Trio was founded in 2013 by pianist Brais González and percussionist Blas Castañer. Its first performance was in January 2014, performing an original and improvised score for F. W. Murnau's Nosferatu. One month later violinist Eduards Vecbastiks joined the duo and together, the three young musicians began to write new soundtracks for the masterpieces of German Expressionism. In its first four months of activity, the band premiered four soundtracks. The local specialized press defined this debut as "the big surprise of 2014".

Since then, the band has offered more than 200 concerts in 14 European countries, performing on important stages of the continent such as the Estonian National Art Museum (KUMU), Conde Duque (Madrid), Auditorio de Galicia (Santiago de Compostela), the Baltais Fligelis Music Hall (Latvia), Lygten Station (Copenhagen), GORS (Rezekne) or Budapest's Galeria Flux and appeared in important music and film festivals such as Festival SinSal, Via Stellae, Urban Beach Cinema, FESCINAL or FICBUEU.

In 2016, a new violinist, Raquel Fernandez, joined the band. And in 2018, the trio takes a new direction, becoming a modular ensemble, collaborating with important and promising Spanish performers and with some of the main local ensembles and choirs.

The group's hallmark has always been the respect for the movies they score, ranging from classic jazz or folk to electronic or contemporary music. This musical palette is just a tool to build a unique performance environment, where sensory perception has an important role. 

The main goal of Caspervek Trio has always been to bring the audience closer to the film heritage. That's why educational activities are one of the main activities of the band. Caspervek works together with private and public institutions developing teaching and educational materials. In the last years, Caspervek has partnered with the University of Santiago de Compostela, Vigo Film Festival, MAC Museum Coruña, Banska Bystrica's Záhrada or the Santiago City Council creating unique and interactive activities to show the magic of silent film not only to children but to the general audience.


FANTASIES

As a result of the covid-19 world crisis and the confinement to which we are being forced in many places, I have decided to start this project in which I will regularly write and share with everyone different fantasies for solo instruments. You can download them completely free from the link below! I hope you like them! :)

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