Iluminada Pérez Frutos (1972) es: Doctora con Mención Internacional por la Universidad de Granada, Compositora, Investigadora, Catedrática en el C.S.M. “Victoria Eugenia” de Granada, guitarrista y pianista.
Iluminada Pérez Frutos (Gerona 1972) is a Doctor with Internacional Mention by the University of Granada, Composer, Researcher and Professor in C.S.M. “Victoria Eugenia” of Granada, Guitarist, Pianist, and Superior Recording Technician by the University of Zaragoza. She obtained her Master in Composing for Audiovisual Media in the Superior Center Katerina Guska (Madrid), and she was awarded her Degree in Entrepreneurship in the speciality of Accounting by the University of Extremadura.
Iluminada begins her artistic career in the Superior Conservatory of Badajoz, obtaining professional and superior degrees in different specialities: Piano, Guitar, Musical Theory and Theory of Music, extending them in the Royal Superior Conservatory “Victoria Eugenia” of Granada, where she receives the End of Studies Extraordinary Mention in the speciality of Composition.
In her formation as a composer, she has been disciple of Mauricio Sotelo during 17 years. She studied post-graduate courses in the University of Alcalá de Henares given by William Kinderman, Juan Carlos Asensio, Benet Casablancas, Ivan Nomick, Michael Musgrave, as well as composition courses by Salvatore Sciarrino, Brian Ferneyhough, Cristóbal Halffter, Tomás Marco, José María Sánchez Verdú, David del Puerto, Javier Darias, Manferd Trojahn, José Manuel López López, Jorge Fernández Guerra, Julio Estrada, James Dillon, Kaija Saariaho, amongst others. She also studied Orchestra Direction with Pedro Halffter and Juan Luis Pérez.
Her Doctoral Thesis is the product of her research effort: «Al-Azahar, Aromas de leyenda como objeto de estudio» (Sinergia entre Música clásica y Aromas), exploring the synergy between classic music and scents. In collaboration with the University of Paris 8, at Sorbonne (France) and the Autonomous University of Barcelona, she is awarded the title of Doctor with International Mention by the Universidad of Granada.
Currently, as she develops her career as a composer and researcher, she is a Professor at the Royal Superior Conservatory of Music “Victoria Eugenia” in Granada, where she teaches the specialities of Creativity and Improvisation, Sight Reading and Transposition, Orchestra Reduction, Instrumental Accompaniment, and Harmonic Pratice.
Iluminada Pérez Frutos received the brief for a composition by the Spanish Congress and the General Courts for the commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Spanish Constitution, before the Royal Monarchs of Spain. The commemoration acts had music as the protagonist in the concert celebrated last 5th December 2018 in the National Auditory where the work of Iluminada Pérez Frutos, created for this special occasion, was released. ‘Carta Magna’ is a symphony for 7 soloists and symphonic orchestra in which the artist has tried to express the atmosphere of dialogue that the 7 constitutional presenters had to create in order to develope their task with success. Her music has been performed and interpreted in prestigious international fora: Switzerland, Rome, Salzburg, Hollywood, Boston, Mexico, Paris, Miedzynarodowy International Festival Wratislavia Cantans (Poland), Estoril Festival (Portugal), Czech Republic (Brno International Music Festival), Hungary (Hungarofest), Slovenia (Ljubljana Festival), Cologne, Oslo, Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Zaragoza, Bilbao, Sevilla, Leon, Granada, amongst others.
Her next projects are: Brief for the International Music and Dance Festival of Granada for the season 2021. Recording of a piece for piano and soprano over texts from Mª Ángeles Figueroa, and Ballet music, whose libretto was created by the poet and philosopher José María Cortalero.
Her next premiere will be the music for a documentary about the lake “El Charco de San Ginés” in Lanzarote, the release of a visual symphonic concert for the Orchest Ciudad de Granada with 3D images projection, based on the theories of Kepler and named “Il Suoni dei Copis Celestis”. Lastly, she will release in July the piece for piano and electronic in Tenerife’s planetarium named “Le Sette Sorelle dal Cielo”.