Workshop Biographies of International Gospel Festival Barcelona 2022

Ramón Escalé

Catalonia

Pianist and composer from Manresa, has been entering the world of Gospel for more than fifteen years, collaborating with international figures such as London Community Gospel Choir (UK), Linda Tillery and Cultural Heritage Choir (USA), Andrea Encinas (UK), Jason Taylor (USA). ), Lurine Cato (UK), Trey McLaughlin and Sounds of Zamar (USA), Safari Children’s Choir (Uganda) and many others, which have allowed him to experiment and mature a specific pedagogy to convey all the energy and musical characteristics that this style has , adapting it to the sound and idiosyncrasy of European choirs and singers.

In all this time he has been able to develop his pedagogical activity giving around 200 workshops, mostly in Catalonia, but also in Menorca, Madrid, Seville, Mallorca, Burgos, Tenerife, Pamplona, ​​Bilbao, and also in France, Italy, United Kingdom , Kenya and Uganda.

Thanks to the association with entities and foundations such as British Gospel Arts (London) and Music Mission Trips (USA), he has been able to delve into the different styles and techniques of Gospel, internalizing the great spirituality and energy that characterize it.

He currently directs the choirs Barcelona Gospel Messengers, Esclat Cospel Singers (Manresa), Goizargi Gospel Choir (Euskadi) and Corazones Gospel del Conservatorio del Liceo (BCN). He is the founder and director of Messengers Gospel College (BCN).

In his role as pianist, arranger and director of the Barcelona Big Latin Band, he has collaborated with Chucho Valdés, Omara Portuondo, Paquito de Rivera and Jerry González.