Enric Palomar (Badalona, 1964). He studied at the Barcelona Conservatory and completed his training under Benet Casablancas and Joan Albert Amargós. His piece Interludio Alegórico (tribute to Claude Debussy) received an honourable mention in the Xth Composition Awards organized by the Catalan Government. He has written numerous chamber works for different ensembles and soloists, including the operas Ruleta, with a libretto by Anna Maria Moix and Rafael Sender, premiered at Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona, in 1998 and Juana, based on the life of Juana I of Castile, with a libretto by Rebecca Simpson, premiered at Oper Halle, Germany, in 2005, and performed afterwards at the Teatre Romea, Barcelona, and Staatstheater Darmstadt, Germany.
The Opera House of Barcelona, the Gran Teatre del Liceu, commissioned him the composition of La cabeza del Bautista, based on the play of the same name by Ramón Maria del Valle-Inclán. It was premiered on 20th April 2009.
He is also involved in jazz and popular music, especially flamenco, areas in which he is active as a composer, arranger and music director. His works include Lorca al piano a gypsy suite for four pianos, percussion, voice (flamenco and opera) and dance, as well as his collaboration with the flamenco singer Miguel Poveda in Poemas del exilio for which he wrote the music to poems by Rafael Alberti. The Ballet Nacional de España commissioned him the work Negro Goya, a ballet based on the last Goya’s works. The premiere was on July 2011. On 2011 he has premiered also his first Piano Concerto (with Iván Martín as piano soloist) and Beceroles (cantata) at the Auditori, Barcelona.