Dialogues with Music by the European Music Cooperative

Cristina Esclapez, European Music cooperative

Cristina Esclapez, November 2015, Auditori El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona.

European Music Cooperative is are an international network of professionals and organizations who believe in the transformative power and cultural value of live music in today’s society.

The European Music Cooperative is the result of a profound analysis and reflection about the role of live music in today’s challenging cultural environment. They believe that music professionals have to adopt a more entrepreneurial and audience-centred approach that’s more responsive to the needs and opportunities of local and global communities.

Pierre-Antoine Tremblay plays trompa during the

Pierre-Antoine Tremblay plays trompa, Auditori El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona


Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona

Dialogues with Music sets at the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site (Barcelona) – Sala Lluís Domènech i Montaner

As photographer was really a visual pleasure and an honor to work with them all.

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To see the photo gallery, please have a look at the European Music Cooperative official web.

A Tailor-Made program in Barcelona

Federica runs a business in communication and management skills in English

Federica Biondi runs a business in communication and management skills in English, advising professional women who use English for work. She provides solutions ranging from improving presentation skills and fluency, to ensuring that the web content in English is up to scratch, to assisting in the preparation and presentation of balance sheets in English.

Her activity is mainly focused on professional women, but she moves in all professional areas. She aims to generate resources that add value to women’s entrepreneurship and professionalism, through understanding their needs and designing tailor-made programs that aim to improve those skills crucial to their career.

Get in contact with Federica:


Robert Graves Found ‘Perfect Tranquillity’ in Majorca

The poet and writer, shellshocked after World War I, found a place to write in a village on the northern coast of the Spanish island. See the slideshow on the New York Times


El Celler De Can Roca Named World’s Top Restaurant

El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain, got the top spot on the annual The World’s 50 Best Restaurants announced Monday in London, beating Noma, Rene Redzepi’s daringly innovative Danish restaurant.

El Celler, which has been run by brothers Joan (head chef), Jordi (pastry chef) and Josep (sommelier) Roca since 1986, was ranked No. 2 in 2011 and 2012.

Recently I shot again the restaurant. The pictures was published on this book:


I totally agree with all the very many well-deserved, fine compliments which have been paid to you. Well done kids!




This is not a Dinner

Ferran Adrià, the Catalan chef, worked a dinner service for the first time since he closed El Bulli, the avant-garde, Michelin-three-star table that was repeatedly named best restaurant in the world. The event in barcelona was titled “This Is Not a Dinner.”

El Bulli received first place in the Restaurant Top 50 in 2002. It was again awarded the first place in 2006, and retained this title in 2007, 2008 and 2009, making a record 5 times in the top spot.

Read the article in the T Magazine

Raspberry fondant with wasabi and raspberry vinegar.

Giovanni Allevi, the other side of me


Giovanni Allevi sound check, Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona March 9,  2015

Giovanni Allevi sound check, Palau della Mùsica Catalana, Barcelona March 9, 2015


Giovanni Allevi is one of the greatest composers pure and untouched on the international scene.

He is a composer, conductor and pianist. He has a bachelor’s degree with honors in Philosophy and two diplomas Conservatory, achieved with honors in piano and composition.

Giovanni Allevi has performed in Barcelona his latest work for Piano Solo “LOVE”.

Thanks Giovanni for calling me Fotografo musicale.



Performing My family: ” I think, family it’s the most important thing in our lives.  So, I wanted to speak about this feeling with a joyful track that takes life from a reunion with my relatives. They were making noise while I was looking for silence, so I locked myself into a room and I wrote this track thinking about that: even though it is noisy and a little bit crazy, it is my family and I love it!.” Giovanni Allevi



Giovanni Allevi performing The other side of me, a piece based on his personality, reflexive and intricate.



Giovanni Allevi ends the concert playing The Albatross , a piece inspired by a Charles Baudelaire poem with the same title.




Shooting till the Sun Comes Up: the Primavera Sound

It’s always a pleasure shooting for The New York Times, this time it was in Barcelona covering The Primavera Sound, one of the biggest summer music festivals in Europe. Take a look to the slideshow.

ARCO Madrid, Focus on Finland

Finnish artist Heta Kuchka in front of his video «The Sky's A Falling And We Better Hurry Up Or The Both Of Us Are Dead»

Finnish artist Hetta Kuchka in front of the video «The Sky’s A Falling And We Better Hurry Up Or The Both Of Us Are Dead»


Madrid hosted the ARCO Madrid International Contemporary Art Fair between 19 and 23 February. This event has become a firm fixture on the calendar, and in 2014 around 150 curators and directors from special guest museums celebrate its 33rd edition. The over 200 participating galleries from all over the world exhibit paintings, sculptures, installations, photography, video, new media, drawing and prints.  Finland being the guest of honour at the ARCO Madrid Contemporary Art Fair and the Helsinki Sanomat gave me an assignment to cover the event. In the picture my favorite work: a video installation by Hetta Kutchka.

Sister Teresa, Ora et Labora

The phrase Ora et Labora, “pray and work” refers to the monastic practice of working and praying, its use in the Rule of St. Benedict. Benedict viewed prayer and work as partners, and believed in combining contemplation with action. So, Sister Teresa Forcades, a Spanish medical doctor and a Benedictine nun, sees her mission.

In 2013, she coauthored “Manifesto for the convening of a constituent process in Catalonia”, with economist Arcadi Oliveres. In it they propose achieving independence for Catalonia through new political and social model based on self-organization and social mobilization.

Teresa has emerged as one of the most outspoken – and atypical – leaders in Europe also giving her help in the campaign against the  H1N1 vaccine.

On the beach

My photograph was chosen this month for PhotoShelter’s Buyer Homepage slideshow!