Biography


2018 © Manuela Romero

Lula Romero (María de la Luz Romero Garrido) holds degrees in Composition, Piano, and Art History. She has finished her Master's degree in Composition at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague with Gilius van Bergeijk and Cornelis de Bondt and in 2021 her Artistic Doctoral Studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz, Austria, with Clemens Gadestätter and Dr. Christa Brüstle.

She has been awarded with a Portrait-CD in the serie zeitgenössische Musik (WERGO) of the Deutschen Musikrat, with the GIGA-HERTZ Production prize 2014 by the ZKM and the SWR Experimentalstudio, the Kompositionsstipendium 2015 and 2012 and the Berlin–Rheinsberger Kompositionpreis 2011, by the cultural affairs department of the city of Berlin and the grants/residences Residence in the Deutsches Studienzentrum Venedig (Venice) 2017 of the German Government, the Künstlerhof Schreyahn 2013 (Germany) and the GEDOK Gastatelier 2012 by the Schleswig-Holstein Government (Germany). She has received the CDMC 2008 composition prize of the Spanish Ministry of Culture and the Honorable Mention in the Fundación autor – CDMC prize 2010.

Her works have been performed by contemporary music ensembles such as, SWR Orchestra, KNM Berlin, Vertixe Sonora Ensemble, Duo Hellqvist/Amaral, Nieuw Ensemble, Kairos Quartett, Zafraan Ensemble, and RadaR Ensemble in international festivals like Donaueschinger Musiktage 2020 und 2022, MATA (New York), SPOR (Aarhus), Mixtur (Barcelona) and the Sonification Festival (Berlin.)

She lives and works in Berlin.



2021 Sonderstipendienprogramm INITIAL Akademie der Künste
2020 Stipendienprogramm 2020/2021 Musikfonds
2019 Portrait-CD „ins Offene“ in the serie zeitgenössische Musik (WERGO) produced by Deutschen Musikrat
2016 - 2021
Doctor Artium, at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz, Austria. Supervisors; Prov. Univ. Clemens Gadenstätter and Prof. Univ. Dr. Christa Brüstle. Dissertation Wandering Recurrence: Openness and Identity through Spatialization
10 - 12 / 2017 Residence in the Deutsches Studienzentrum Venedig (Venice) 2017 of the German Government.
04 / 2015 Kompositionsstipendium 2015. Awarded by the culture affairs department of the city of Berlin.
11 / 2014 GIGA-HERTZ Production prize 2014 for Electronic Music
by the ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics and the
SWR Experimentalstudio, Germany.
05 - 10 / 2013 Residence Künstlerhof Schreyahn 2013 Samtgemeinde Lüchow, Wendland, Germany.
09 - 10 / 2012 Residence GEDOK Gastatelier 2012 by the Schleswig-Holstein Government.
04 / 2012 Kompositionsstipendium 2012. Awarded by the culture affairs department of the city of Berlin
03 / 2011 Awarded the Berlin-Rheinsberger Kompositionspreis 2011.
11 / 2010 Awarded the Honorable Mention of the XXI Young Composers Fundación Autor – CDMC Prize 2010, for the work Profil perdu.
2009 - 2010 Ligeti Academy (Asko-Schönberg Ensemble) as composer.
2008 - 2010 Master in Composition Royal Conservatory, The Hague with Gilius van Bergeijk and Cornelis de Bondt.
2009 - 2010 Scholarship for Artistic Studies for the year 2009-10 from the Junta de Andalucía (Government of Andalusia).
07 / 2008 Awarded the CDMC Composition Prize. Composition Prize of the CDMC (Centro de Difusión de la Música Contemporánea), of the Spanish Ministry of Culture during the Young Composer’s Meeting INJUVE 2008, for the work In constant sorrow.
2007 - 2008 Substitute lecturer on Harmony and Counterpoint at the Conservatorio Profesional de Música de Baza and Conservatorio de Jaén, Spain.
2002 - 2006 Bachelor’s Degree in Music specialized in Composition, Conservatory Manuel Castillo, Seville.
1994 - 2001 Bachelor’s degree of Music in Piano, Conservatory Cristóbal de Morales, Seville.
1994 - 2000 Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Art History, University of Seville, Faculty of Geography and History.