Antonio Pérez Abellán - Keyboards & Syntheszer

Antonio Pérez Abellán was born in 1969 in Elche, Spain, as the third of eight children. He studied piano with Manuela Galiana in Elche and with Juan José P. Torrecillas and Ana Maria Flori at the Óscar Esplá Conservatory in Alicante.

From 1991 to 1993 he studied modern piano repertoire with Alexander Hrisamide at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam. Since 1993, he teaches chamber music at the conservatory in Alicante. In 1998 he started working as pianist and synthesizer player with Karlheinz Stockhausen, and since then plays only Stockhausen’s music.

From February to April 1998, he assisted Stockhausen with the realisation of the electronic music for MICHAELION (4th scene of WEDNESDAY from LIGHT).

On July 21st 1999, during the Stockhausen Courses Kürten, Antonio played the world première of PIANO PIECE XVI for tape, stringed piano, electronic keyboards ad lib., sound projectionist (CD 57 of the Stockhausen Complete Edition). In October 1999 he played the synthesizer part in the world première and studio recording of Stockhausen’s work LICHTER – WASSER / LIGHTS – WATERS (CD 58). On July 31st 2000 during the Stockhausen Courses Kürten, he played sampler-celesta and antique cymbals in the world première of the trio 3x REFRAIN 2000 (CD 62) and in the same concert, the world première of COMET as PIANO PIECE XVII for a synthesizer player, tape and sound projectionist (CD 57). Further recordings: THE 7 SONGS OF THE DAYS, Version for voice and synthesizer and Version for flute and synthesizer and THE PIED PIPER for alto flute with piccolo / 2 synthesizer players, percussionist, tape (CD 63, 2002); STOP and START, EUROPE GREETING (CD 64, 2002); WEDNESDAY GREETING (CD 66 2003).

Since 1999 he has helped in the fair copying of Stockhausen scores using computer.