Irene Galindo Quero (Spain)

Irene Galindo QueroIrene Galindo Quero was born in 1985 in Granada, Spain.

She studied composition in her native city with Pedro Guajardo, at the Musikhochschule Freiburg with Cornelius Schwehr and with Johannes Schöllhorn at the Musikhochschule Köln. Her formation was rounded through her participation in Masterclasses with, among others, Steven Takasugi and Chaya Czernowin.
Her music has been performed by ensemble Surplus, Aleph Gitarrenquartett, Linea Ensemble Strasbourg, ensemble aisthesis, ensemble, vorEcho, ensemble alarm, L’Autre mOnde Ensemble, hand werk. Performances at Klangspuren Schwaz 2011, Baden-Württemberg Literatur Sommer 2010, Akademie der Künste Berlin, Mehrklang Festival Freiburg, Newcomer-Konzert Wittener Tagen für neue Kammermusik, new talents kunstbiennale Köln, e-Werk Freiburg, Concertgebouw Brugge.

Literature has played, from the beginning, an important role in her work. She enjoys working at the threshold of where the worlds of music and language meet one another, superimpose themselves, or rub against one another. With regular performances in the Kommunalen Kino Freiburg, she is also working in the fields of film and installation, to which belong works such as the installation at the Staatsbücherei Heidelberg in July 2010 or participation in the Ausstellung Regionale 11 in the Kunstverein Freiburg from November 2010 to January 2011.

She has been recognized by several fellowships and awards - Alexander von Humboldt 2007-08, La Caixa-DAAD 2008-11, Brahmshaus Baden- Baden Aufenthaltstipendium Frühjahr 2009, Association des Amis de Royaumont 2009, Artist-in-Residence of the NRW Kunststiftung and the Goethe Institute in Mumbai 2012.

She is currently working on an orchestre piece, supported by the Kunststiftung NRW, which will be premiered at Achtbruecken Festival Cologne 2014. During this year she will be artist-in-residence at the Kuenstlerdorf Schoeppingen.