London Catalan Festival 2019

Clara Peya ‘Estomac’

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Last Show: Saturday 1 st June 2019

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Pianist and composer Clara Peya is considered one of the most original and unique musicians on the Catalan and Spanish scene. Musically, Peya is unclassifiable: she oscillates between chamber music, jazz, pop and electronic music, always keeping the piano as the centre of gravity. Peya is coming to London to present her latest album Estómac, which was awarded Best Album of 2018 by the venerated music magazine Enderroc (Catalonia). In an album where she combines sounds of jazz, rap, pop and electronic, Peya conveys a feminist message that tries to deconstruct the idea of ‘romantic love’. Estomac features Vic Moliner on bass, Magalí Sare on vocals, Andreu Moreno on drums and Dídak Fernández on percussion and electronics.

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“Peya has created a world of lush melodies rooted in her mastery of the piano, playing with unconventional theatrical gestures…”

Jordi Bianciotto (El Periódico)

Clara Peya’s energetic and emotional performances captivate audiences. She is committed to freedom: in form, style and gender. Her deeply personal way of playing has given her the reputation of being one of the most dramatic and transgressive Catalan pianists. She has a strong and contagious artistic personality that spreads throughout the stage and beyond.

She is a self-declared feminist and defines herself as “restless, visceral, intense and transcendent”. Clara Peya flees from clichés and, above all, believes in the power of art to denounce. “My music is romantic-contemporary or punk-romantic.” Music is everything for her, she uses the piano to express herself, to convey ideas and to be free.

After graduating from ESMUC in 2007 as a classical pianist, Peya studied Jazz and Modern Music at the ‘Taller de Músics’ in Barcelona. She studied for more than 12 years with Professor Leonid Sintsev with whom she continued her education at the Rimsky Korsakov Conservatory in Saint Petersburg (Russia).

At the age of 32 she has already released 8 albums under her own name, where she has collaborated with musicians such as Sílvia Pérez Cruz, Judit Neddermann, Toni Pagès, Vic Moliner, Alessio Arena, Ferran Savall, Aleix Tobias, Adrià Plana, Dídak Fernández, Pau Figueres, Elena Gadel and Sandra Sangiao among others. In addition, she has played with a number of different groups throughout Spain, Mexico, France, England and Russia.

She is co-founder of the theatre, dance and live music company “Les Impuxibles” and has composed numerous soundtracks for theatre and dance shows.

Band Lineup

Clara Peya (piano & compositions)

Magali Sare (vocals)

Vic Moliner (bass)