The assessment committee, whose members were unanimous in choosing Alomar, drew special attention to his submitted proposal, which fits in completely with the current objectives of L'Auditori's artistic strategy. In it, noteworthy intellectual reflections were made on the activities of the Museu de la Música and the Robert Gerhard Centre, advocating a modern approach to them. In the committee's opinion, he has demonstrated the necessary skills for the post: strategic vision, a capacity to put strategies into action to achieve the necessary goals, leadership, effective communication, and flexibility.
Born in Inca (Balearic Islands) in 1985, Jordi Alomar is a musicologist, musician and cultural manager who combines research with teaching work and independent cultural management activities. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance and a Bachelor's Degree in Musicology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, in addition to an MA in Cultural Management from Barcelona University. He is attached to Barcelona University's Centre for Cultural, Political and Social Studies and, during his teaching career, he has been a lecturer at the musicology department of the Balearic Music Conservatory, at the composition department of the Escola Superior de Música Taller de Músics, at the Ibiza & Formentera Music Conservatory, and at the University of the Balearic Islands' Cultural Activities Service, where he coordinated a series of Musical Itineraries between 2009 and 2012. Since the 2019-20 academic year, he has been a lecturer at the production and management department of the Catalonia Music Conservatory.
Jordi Alomar has published different work in the journals Revista Musical Catalana and Revista Lluc and for the publishers Editorial Universidad de Granada.
He directed the 'Encontre Internacional de Compositors' contemporary music festival between 2009 and 2012, and he co-directed the Ancient Music Week in Colònia de Sant Pere from 2017 to 2019. In the field of sound art, his project “Arxiu/s - Art Sonor i pràctiques musicals experimentals a Mallorca 1980-2020” ("Archive/s–Sound Art & Experimental Music Practices in Mallorca, 1980-2020") was the winner of the 2020 call for projects by Palma City Council's Directorate-General for Visual Arts, and a big retrospective exhibition is currently being prepared to be held at Casal Solleric in the first half of 2022. He was also the winner of the 2021 Casa Planas-Teatre Principal Art Investigation Programme's Sound Research Residence.
In the scenic arts, he has collaborated on various different projects, including the direction of IF Barcelona - Biennial of Visual & Puppet Theatre since 2015 and the management of 'Figures of Doubleness', an exhibition held at Arts Santa Mònica in 2015.
He has been a member of the consultancy committee of the Consorci de l'Auditori i l'Orquestra since 2016.
Photo of Jordi Alomar
Aleix Palau | 21 July 2021
Jordi Alomar is the new director of Barcelona's Museu de la Música
This afternoon, the board of governors of the Consorci de L'Auditori i L'Orquestra appointed Jordi Alomar Payeras as the new director of the Barcelona Museu de la Música and the Robert Gerhard Centre, following his nomination by the assessment committee in charge of supervising the selection process.