Santiago Lanchares

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Santiago Lanchares (born 1952, on Piña de Campos, Palencia, Spain) is a Spanish composer. He studied music at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid with Carmelo Bernaola, F. Calés, and Luis de Pablo. Later he attended Composition Courses and Seminars given among others by Olivier Messiaen, Cristóbal Halffter, Helmut Lachenmann, etc.[1][2][3]


He has received commissions from C.D.M.C, I.N.A.E.M., C.O.M. 92, Hungarian Radio, National Radio of Spain, Donostiarra Musical Fortnight, Guerrero Project, Alicante Festival as well as various soloists, groups, and private institutions. His music has been performed in different European Cycles and Festivals, Amsterdam, Budapest, Bucharest, Lisbon, London, Buenos Aires, Australia, New Zealand, and Indonesia. He has been invited to participate with a composition in the Concerts in homage to Béla Bartók on the occasion of his centenary, organized by the Hungarian Radio. His work Remembering Ma Yuan has represented Spain in the Tribune of Unesco of 1992 in the category of Electroacoustic music. He has been a professor at the Didactic Concerts Seminar at the XXVIII Manuel de Falla International Course in Granada. In October 2002, the XVIII Alicante Festival paid tribute to his 50th anniversary at the closing concert of the Festival. In the same year, his virtuosic piano work "Anandamanía" dedicated to the Indonesian virtuoso pianist, Ananda Sukarlan, has been selected for the Unesco International Tribune, held in Vienna, and the International Piano Competition Xavier Montsalvatge has chosen his other piano work "Two Dances and an Interlude" as one of the obligatory works of its second round. Ananda Sukarlan has performed "Anandamania" hundreds of times worldwide since then.

Music activities[edit]

From 1981 to 1995 he has been a collaborator of Radio 2 Clásica, where he worked as director and scriptwriter of numerous programs: Nature and Music, The Hour of Dances, Chamber Music, Domestic Concert, etc. There he developed activities as a musical commentator and recording critic. Likewise he was engaged in music recording tasks. He has also been a producer of the CD with Orchestral works by Rodolfo Halffter recorded by the Madrid Community Orchestra with Jose Ramon Encinar. Indonesian pianist Ananda Sukarlan has recorded a CD with his complete piano works published in 2005, while the Gran Canaria Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Adrian Leaper, with Fernando Palacios as narrator recorded a CD of his orchestral work Enter, gentlemen, Enter! for the collection of recordings of didactic works of this orchestra. It was Ananda Sukarlan who inspired most of his piano works since the year 2000, and Lanchares has since then been considered as one of Spain's most important composer for the piano.

His latest work is a ballet for piano and percussion, Castor & Pollux, written for pianist Ananda Sukarlan and percussionist Miquel Bernat. This ballet lasts for a bit more than 1 hour and can be performed as a duo in a concert without choreography.


Year Title Note
2004 Anandamania, for piano Keyboard
Castor y Pollux, for piano & percussion Keyboard
Cinco Amigos, for piano Keyboard
Contra la Corriente, for piano Keyboard
2009 Cuaderno de estilos, for piano & percussion Chamber Music
Dodecaedro Irregular, for piano Keyboard
Dos Danzas y un Interludio, for piano Keyboard
Dos Invenciones, for piano Keyboard
Dos Piezas para Alicia, for piano Keyboard
En el Sendero, for piano Keyboard
Piano Sonata Keyboard
Renacimiento de Castor, for piano Keyboard


Year Album Artists Note
2011 Benet Casablancas:Siete escenas de Hamlet; Tres Haikus;

Alter Klang; Retablo sobre texts de Paul Klee

José Ramón Encinar / Orquesta del la Comunidad de Madrid Editing
2011 Massimo Botter: Scream José Ramón Encinar / Orquesta del la Comunidad de Madrid Assistant Engineer
2008 Gabriel Erkoreka: Afrika; kantak; Jukal; Akorda José Ramón Encinar Producer
2004 Rodolfo Halffter: Don Lindo de Almería; Ballet Suites José Ramón Encinar Producer
2003 Francisco Guerrero: Complete Orchestral Works José Ramón Encinar / Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia Producer
2003 Santiago Lanchares: Castor y Pollux Miguel Bernat / Ananda Sukarlan Composer

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Trito: Santiago Lanchares, accessed on 22 March 2017
  2. ^ Compositor Esfaic: Santiago Lanchares, accessed on 22 March 2017
  3. ^ Allmusic: Santiago Lanchares, accessed on 22 March 2017