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School of Music Composer Presents Three World Premieres and Three New Recordings

Barcelona-native Leonardo Balada, University Professor of Composition in Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Music, has an extraordinary year in store.

This month, his “Faust-bal” grand opera will be premiered at Madrid’s Teatro Real; a revised version of “Voices no. 2” for chorus will be performed on tour by the Dutch National Student Choir in Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, among other venues; a music hall will be named in his honor; two new CDs, his ninth and 10th recordings, will be released on the Naxos Classical music label; and on June 29, his piece for cello and string orchestra “Caprichos no. 5- Homage to Isaac Albeniz,” which was commissioned by the Orquesta de Camara Iberica, will premiere at a festival in Leon, Spain.