Music composer & Pianist
'Feelinks', nominated to the best solo piano album of the year 2012 Music for film & documentaries
José Manuel Quintana Cámara is a professional pianist and music composer, born in Valdepeñas (Spain) on the 28th January 1984.
Since he was a child, he had a great attraction and a gift for one of his passions, music. He started to play the piano on his own, by ear, at the age of 6. Three years after, in 1993, he started his studies in music in the conservatory Ignacio Morales Nieva, in Valdepeñas. In 1998, he moved to Ciudad Real to continue his studies in the conservatory Marcos Redondo. Six years after, in 2004, José Manuel got the professional degree in music, piano, at the same time he studied a MSc in Computer Science. Developing his professional career as an engineer did not stop him from keeping his passion for music alive. Then, he started teaching piano and music theory, and was introduced to new instruments such as violin, guitar, harmonica or dizi, as well as taking up again his love of music composition.
Since his first contact with music, José Manuel was drawn to composition and creativity issues. In 1996, he wrote his first song "Praça do Comércio" with a simple, melodic and classic style; it was published in 2012 included in his album "Feelinks". In 2009, he took up again composition activities. In 2012, he published his first single titled From the Top of the Cliff and his first album Feelinks, nominated by SoloPiano.com to the best solo piano album of the year 2012 in the category "Classical / Modern Classical". This year, he also publishes some soundtracks such as "Stop Hunger!" for the documentary "The Third Rider" about hunger and malnutrition in our planet and "Photographic Trips", the intro song for a series of documentaries titled "De Ruta Por".
Most of José Manuels compositions are solo piano songs, since the piano is his favourite instrument. Although he received a strong classical music education, he enjoys composing any style of music and any combination of musical instruments, from classical music to contemporary music, electronic music, orchestral, tribal, celtic, jazz, flamenco, etc. His own music is generally relaxing, peaceful, soothing, inspirational, romantic, energic, deep and sentimental, reflecting life experiences and feelings.