The musical personality of Bernat Vivancos (Barcelona, 1973) is marked by the impressions received during his school years at the Monastery of Montserrat. Son of a deeply musical family, having completed studies in piano and composition with Maria Canals David Padrós in Barcelona, he moved to Paris for five years to study composition at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in the same city -center for avant-garde European music, with professors Guy Reibel, Frédéric Durieux, Marc-Andre and Alain Dalvabie Louvier. 2000 became a turning point in his career, he discovered the music of Norwegian composer Lasse Thoresen, and moved to Oslo to amplify his studies there, in fact, this will mark his musical directions and future work. Thereafter Vivancos style incorporates elements that make his work a unique proposal: a music sound rich of color and textural, modal music converge on Western tradition and the search for a spirituality based on a Spectral harmonicitat inspiration. These two fundamental aspects represent the strong influence of the nature of Vivancos ‘s work: nature as root and soil, symbol of tradition, but also as a presence that manifests itself consistently in the physical properties of sound.
In 2007 he was appointed music director of the Choir of Montserrat, a post he combined with his teaching as a professor of composition and orchestration at the School of Music of Catalonia, and its research activities in the field composition. In 2011, he publishes a selection of choral music for the double disc “Blanc” (Neu Records), recorded by the famous Latvian Radio Choir conducted by Sigvard Klava, and doubly rewarded by critics as the best album of 2011. Here is where Vivanco’s music, full of limpid sounds and ecstatic harmonies, climbing architectures and resonances of nordic luminosity, in a work that unites beauty, sensuality and spirituality.
Vivancos has a wide range of vocal and instrumental music, with particular attention to orchestral production, and receives commissions from numerous international ensembles.