Guillermo Laporta

Guillermo LaportaFlutist, composer, designer, multimedia creator, and entrepreneur based in New York City. Laporta’s artistic work presents multidisciplinary connections between music, theater, dance and video. He is currently Artistic Director of CreArtBox and Artist in Residence at CultureLab, Queens, New York.

His main works as composer and playwright are: the ballet / opera Two Roads (2020), the visual concert Awave (2018), the play/concert Visuality (2012/14), the opera Noctum (2011) , the musical London The show (2009), and CreArt Project I (2006)

His works have been presented in theaters and festivals in the United States, Spain and Japan with critics such as “an explosion of rhythm, color and sensitivity” (El Diario del Alto Aragón) and “an impressive staging” (EL PAIS) “a totally authentic visual and listening experience ”,“ a unique take of classical music ”(Times Ledger) or“ a full scale set design and a unique visual approac ”(I Care if You Listen)

Guillermo Laporta studied the Postgraduate in Advance Performance as well as the Undergraduate at the Royal College of Music in London with Jaime Martín, Paul Edmon Davies, Sue Thomas as well as the Superior Degree in Musikene (Spain) with Miguel Ángel Angulo. 

He was co-principal flute of the Oviedo Filarmonia Orchestra from 2009 to 2012 and throughout his career as a flutist he has performed a wide repertoire of symphonic, opera and chamber works, with the BBC Concert Orchestra, Orquesta del Principado de Aturias, Le Train Bleu Ensemble, New York International Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi, sharing the stage with renowned musicians such as Sir. Roger Norrington, Andrew Litton, Pablo González, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Truls Mørk, Natalia Gutman, The Labèque sisters, Ainhoa Arteta, Jiri Barta or Heinrich Schiff, in prestigious venues around the world including Carnegie Hall or Lincoln Center.

He has collaborated with numerous artists for record labels such as Warner Music and Naxos. In 2016 he published the CD with the sonatas for violin and piano by Claude Debussy and Ottorino Respighi transcribed for flute and in 2019 his first album with his own music for flute piano and electronica Awave. Presented with an immersive visual installation at Tokyo’s Monten Hall in 2019.

Guillermo founded the performing arts group CreArtBox in 2006, and has been its executive and artistic director ever since. This New York-based collective has a roster of 20 artists and works through multidisciplinary interaction bringing together musicians, visual artists, dancers, actors, writers, designers, and acrobats from around the world to create original performances.

In New York he has founded platforms like the CreArt Music Festival (Queens) and the CreArt Music Series (Manhattan) designed for the presentation of new music combined with traditional composers and innovative staging. These projects have been awarded by the Queens Council on the Arts, the Amphion Foudation, Ditson Fund, and recommended by media such as New Yorker or Time Out.

He has also worked for other productions as a lighting designer, set designer or video artist in the United States and Canada, for off-Broadway productions such as the opera As One (2018), 8 Million Protagonists (2014), the musical Pedro Pan (2016 / 18) and Painted Alice (2019) among many others.

In the virtual world he has worked as a sound designer and composer for virtual reality experiences like Inspirit, Puzzle Rain, The Dreamsons, Alice, Letris or Blupt! With companies like Mozilla, Unboring, Barrabes Internet, and Ivanovich Games.

Guillermo has a master’s degree in Cultural Management from the University of Alcalá (Madrid) and has worked for the record label EMI Music and the music promoter SF Music, working with famous artists such as Avishai Cohen, Joe Lovano or Chano Dominguez among others. He has also worked for the Jazz in Blue festival, and has directed the Play Loud Music Festival of the Instituto Cervantes in New York.