CARLOS PERÓN CANO (violinist and composer)
Born in 1976 in Madrid, Carlos Perón Cano has composed over 220 works and has some 50 premieres under his belt. He has conducted his compositions with many acclaimed orchestras, such as the Symphonic Opera Orchestra of San Sebastián de los Reyes (Madrid). His works have been played and premiered not only all over Spain but also in Mexico, France, Malaysia, Peru, England, Germany, Austria (Aspekte Festival) and in Turkey (XIX International Music Festival of Ankara).
The CIACONA is a concert work for solo violin in a bold contemporary idiom, yet with a structure and compositional intent reminiscent of the celebrated Chaconne of J.S. Bach.
A quartet in five short movements of medium difficulty, total duration ca 20 minutes. The style is contemporary, yet it has echoes of the baroque in its use of counterpoint. A quick and energetic central canonic movement is flanked by two more lyrical and melodic ones, and all three are enclosed by the two outer movements, the first opening with a canonic motif out of which the whole composition is developed. The final movement echoes the first in a varied form.
A hauntingly effective yet easily playable piece, with the slowly revolving and meditative quality of Satie's 'Gymnopedies'.