Luisa Morales

Spanish keyboardist and scholar Luisa Morales is internationally recognised as one of the most outstanding performers on Spanish keyboard music. She studied harpsichord with Rafael Puyana in Paris and Ton Koopman in Amsterdam. As founder of FIMTE, she has developed a pioneering task presenting, yearly, recent advances in Spanish keyboard music scholarship. She has published numerous books and papers in various innovative fields of research and regularly gives concerts, lectures and teaches courses on topics covering different aspects of Spanish music and dance. Mrs. Morales has performed around the world in several venues and festivals including Harmoniques- Lausanne, (Stein vis-à-vis combined instrument, 1777), St. Cecilia’s Hall and Georgian Society, Edinburgh (harpsichord Falkener, 1773), National Music Museum (Vermillion USA, harpsichord Kirckman, 1798), American Instrument Society (harpsichord Calisto, 1780), Goya’s Encounters (UCLA University Riverside), Duke University, Ballarat Festival (Victoria, Australia), Melbourne Recital Hall, Melba Hall, National Gallery Victoria, Monash University, Sydney University, Utrecht Oude Muziek Festival, FIMTE Almería, Toronto, Barcelona, Costa Rica, Chili, Mexico, Bogotá, Rabat, Tánger, etc.

She is contributor to the New Grove’s dictionary of Musical Instruments (Oxford University Press), the New Haydn Encyclopedia (Cambridge University Press) and has been reviewer of the series Currents in Latin American and Iberian Music (Oxford University Press).

Recent publications include the books (ed.) New Perspectives on the Keyboard works of Antonio Soler (in press, 2015), Keyboard Music in the Female Monasteries and Convents of Spain, Portugal and the Americas (2011), Pre-Iberia: From Masarnau to Albéniz (2010), Domenico Scarlatti in Spain (2009), Five Centuries of Spanish KeyboardMusic (2007) ,Claves y pianos españoles: interpretación y repertorio hasta 1830 (2003), Obras para tecla del siglo XVIII MM. de San Pedro de las Dueñas(1997), and articles in the music journals 18th century Music review (Cambridge University Press, 2006 and 2008), De Clavicordio (2004), Nassarre (1996, 1997, 1999, 2002), Revista de Musicología (2000, 2002). She has been a contributor as recording reviewer of the electronic Spanish music magazine

Luisa Morales has recorded as a soloist the CD “Musica Sorprendente” (Caskabel) a World
Première of unwknown 18th century music from a Spanish benedictin convent, and “Scarlatti
and Soler in London” recorded at the Kirckman harpsichord of the National Music Museum.
In 2006 she organized the 1st Global Scarlatti Marathon “Scarlathon”, all the sonatas of
Scarlatti were played in one day time by more than 200 performers, in Europe and the
Americas. Luisa Morales is the organizer of the international online tribute C@BEZÓN500 to celebratethe 500th anniversary of the birth of the famous blind Spanish musician Antonio de Cabezón (1510-2010). This is the result of a joint effort by professional musicians, record labels, music students and amateur musicians who have got together to make all of Cabezón’s works available online over the course of the fifth centennial year.