PRESS KIT

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Pedro José Bernárdez Sarría is a composer who believes in and expounds the truth: that reality is objective, that rights are values and the source of morality, that thinking and rationality is the only thing that separates us from the animals and that true capitalism is thus the only moral system (and therefore the only one that can lead to prosperity as opposed to destruction).


As such, Bernárdez Sarría is not interested in blending genres, creating sound gimmicks or adapting different styles just because they're fashionable or peculiar; he used to be, but not anymore. He is only interested in creating objectively great works- works that are masterful in construction and move the mind- works that shimmer and extoll all that is great about the human condition. As such he continues to study and think about the objectively great in music- and to create appropriately.



TIMELINE


-1987: Born


-1991: Attended music workshop for children run by Josefina Benedetti


-1992: First piano lessons from grandmother Esther Pietri


-1997: Private piano lessons


-1999-2001: Began musical studies at Lino Gallardo Music School; first composition in 2001


-2002-2004: Continued musical studies at Juan José Landaeta Conservatory; private piano lessons with Laurent Lécuyer


-2004: First premieres of a symphonic work (Paropia) and a chamber work (Pieza en do# para clarinete en sib y piano); Performed at the Caracas Jazz Festival; Ruta Quetzal award for a composition (En la corte de Ahuízotl)


-2005: Began composition and film scoring studies at Berklee College of Music

-2006: Premiere of several works in Boston through Berklee's Society of Composers

-2007: Premiere of more works; studied audio production at Bristol Studios; finished studies at Berklee with a BA in Film Scoring and Composition


-2008: Began composition studies at Universidad Simón Bolívar

-2009-2010: Worked as a teaching assistant for Dr. Diana Arismendi, which included assisting composition workshops, transcribing and editing her pieces, audio work and help arranging concerts; article on digital music published in Latinux magazine; several commissions and premieres of pieces; studies with Eduardo Marturet; began audio production studies at Berklee Online (later BerkleeMusic.com)

-2010: Began film scoring studies at UCLA Extension


-2012: Interned at The Music Collective/Opus 1 Music Library; signed composer agreement with Opus 1 Music Library and wrote several tracks for their catalogue; founded Bernardez Music Services, later Bernardez Media; worked as a weekly pianist Thursday through Sunday at Casa Sánchez Mexican Restaurant; finished studies at UCLA Extension with a certificate in Film Scoring; finished studies at Berklee Online with a Specialist Certificate in Desktop production; Joined BMI; Met David Henszey, Bernardez Media's head engineer; music picked for AMC's Freakshow

-2013: Expanded Bernardez Media studio to its present location on Ventura Blvd.; began working as weekly pianist on Tuesdays at Next Door Lounge; recorded several artists at Bernardez Media; featured on McDonald's CRED series along with veteran film composer Germaine Franco; Scott Smalley and Penka Kouneva orchestration seminars; Piece chosen for Vox Novus'  15 of Minutes Fame project (David Bohn)


-2014: Started working with Dainty Dames Events at Next Door Lounge; worked as assistant to composer William Goldstein; gigged with singer Mary Bee and flutist Keiko Okamoto; began working at the Xiao Hui Wang Art Center


-2016: Finished studies at Universidad Simón Bolívar with a MA in Composition; three tracks featured on Brett Stewart's "The Jukebox" podcast; began the Tom Hess Music Career Mentoring Program; another piece chosen for Vox Novus' 15 Minutes of Fame project (David Bohn)



PRESS CONTACT


Send all inquiries to pedro@composerpedro.com.


Phone: 818-581-2014 (e-mail preferred)


Website: http://www.composerpedro.com.


Mailing address:

Bernardez Media
14542 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 208

Sherman Oaks, CA 91403



WORKS


Most of Bernárdez Sarría's works are for solo piano, his main instrument; others are for chamber music, other keyboard instruments and orchestra. They may be consulted here. He also has an extensive catalogue of production tracks licensed to Opus 1 Music.

 


MEDIA ASSETS


You may use any of the top four pictures in the Gallery (http://www.composerpedro.com/Gallery.html) as well as all the pictures on the Bernardez Media page (http://www.composerpedro.com/Bernardez_Media.html) and on this press kit as media assets for press purposes.



CLIENTS


Opus 1 Music Library
, Isabel Reyna, Coro de Solistas Marielba de Itriago, Alfredo Ovalles, Daniel Belardinelli, Vladimir Podgoretsky, William Goldstein, Casa Sánchez, Next Door Lounge, Xiao Hui Wang Art Center, Diana Arismendi, Mir Wave, Jon Sloan, Cheryl Puente, Dainty Dames Events, Eric Baugh



NOTABLE MEDIA MENTIONS


Brett Stewart's "The Jukebox" podcast, Episode 15 (September 25 2016) 

Yoly Rojas, MESTIZAJE CULTURAL Y NACIONALISMO EN LA MÚSICA ELECTROACÚSTICA IBEROAMERICANA DE LA PRIMERA DÉCADA DEL S. XXI: EL CASO CONCRETO DE VENEZUELA, April 2015, p. 219, p. 247-248, p. 338-339, p- 343

El Panamericano News, September 2013 issue, p. 21

NM421, June 8, 2013 issue

McDonald's CRED Series, 2012

Pablo Alberto Gil Rodulfo, ESTUDIO DEL RÍTMO, MELODÍA Y ARMONÍA DEL JAZZ EN COMPOSICIONES, ARREGLOS E IMPROVISACIONES DE EDWARD SIMON (n. 1969), June 2010, p. ii 

Richard Kessler, Dewey 21C Arts Journal Blog, Jon Deak Guest Blogger, Creating Music with El Sistema Series, April 12-30 2010

El Nacional, August 7, 2007 DOMINGO issue, p. 10

Fundación BBVA Provincial, Expedición 2004

El Universal, April 20, 2004 issue

Composer

Pedro José Bernárdez Sarría

Uplifting Music for Media and Concert Stage

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