Biographies of the workshops of the International Gospel Festival Barcelona 2023

Ramón Escalé

Ramón Escalé


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 by 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 the gospel, internalizing the great spirituality and energy that characterize it.

He currently directs the choirs Barcelona Gospel Messengers, Esclat Gospel 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 withChucho Valdés, Omara Portuondo, Paquito de Rivera, and Jerry González.

Ramón Escalé