Guest composer

Born in Barcelona in 1984, she has become an essential composer in the national music scene. The Palau de la Música Catalana seeks to contribute to her growing prominence by inviting her as a resident composer to premiere new works and showcase a wide range of her catalog for audiences to discover and enjoy. In 2020, she received the National Music Award in the composition category awarded by the Spanish government. In 2023, she premiered the opera Alexina B at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, funded by a Leonardo Grant from the BBVA Foundation. These achievements placed Raquel García-Tomás among the illustrious composers who have achieved undeniable success, making her the second woman in the history of Barcelona's opera theater to premiere an opera on the stage of La Rambla.

Trained in Barcelona at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC) and awarded a doctorate from the Royal College of Music in London, García-Tomás is undoubtedly a composer known for her unique style and ability to imbue her work with a distinctive voice. Her creative versatility, along with her ability to authentically integrate techniques, styles, and influences within the framework of interdisciplinary collaboration, as well as the fluidity of her music and the intuition and sensitivity she brings to her expression, will allow audiences to discover a unique voice from our region.

(photograph ©Lluc Queralt)

Raquel García-Tomás