Fabia SantcFabovsky (Barcelona, 1989) is an author of numerous works encompassing opera, orchestra music, chamber music, and electronics. He has written three chamber operas all commissioned by highly remarkable institutions and festivals in the field: Las Chanchas for the Teatro Argentino de La Plata (2018), Transstimme for the Münchener Biennale (2020), and L’Ocell Redemptor for the Gran Teatre del Liceu (2022). He has written orchestra music commissioned and performed by several orchestras in Spain, Japan, and Germany: Cuadro de Presencia (2012), awarded 2nd Prize of the Toru Takemitsu Composition Award 2015 (Jury Kaija Saariaho) and premiered by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra; Shamisen Concerto Hommage to Casals (2019), concerto for two soloist shamisens and large orchestra commissioned by the OBC Barcelona Symphony Orchestra and toured from Barcelona to Tokyo, Nagoya and Hiroshima; and Rose der Winde (2020), commissioned by the SWR Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra to be premiered during the ECLAT Festival for New Music in Stuttgart. In the field of chamber music, he has received commissions from festivals such as Aldeburgh Music in 2015 and New Talent – Biennale Cologne in 2016, and he has written works for numerous soloists and ensembles such as Ascolta Ensemble, OCAZEnigma, CrossingLines Ensemble, Ryoko Aoki, Klaus Steffes-Holländer, Iñaki Alberdi among others, having his music premiered in Spain, France, Italy, UK, Germany, Austria, Portugal, and Japan. In 2016 he received the Wardwell Scholarship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and in 2021 he was a young artist resident of the Academy of Arts in Berlin.
He has studied in the music universities ESMUC in Barcelona, HfM Stuttgart, and Universität der Künste in Berlin under professors Gabriel Brnčić, Mauricio Sotelo, Marco Stroppa and Daniel Ott. He also received tuition from Salvatore Sciarrino at Accademia Chigiana in Siena and George Benjamin at the ManiFeste Academy festival in IRCAM (Paris) and has received guidance or attended courses by Chaya Czernowin, Beat Furrer, Hilda Paredes, Ramon Lazkano, Aureliano Cattaneo, Mauro Lanza, Marc Sabat, Elena Mendoza and Iris ter Schiphorst in different music universities.