BIO

Caspervek Trio was founded in 2013 by pianist Brais González and percussionist Blas Castañer. Its first performance was in January 2014, performing an original and improvised score for F. W. Murnau's Nosferatu. One month later violinist Eduards Vecbastiks joined the duo and together, the three young musicians began to write new soundtracks for the masterpieces of German Expressionism. In its first four months of activity, the band premiered four soundtracks. The local specialized press defined this debut as "the big surprise of 2014".

Since then, the band has offered more than 200 concerts in 14 European countries, performing on important stages of the continent such as the Estonian National Art Museum (KUMU), Conde Duque (Madrid), Auditorio de Galicia (Santiago de Compostela), the Baltais Fligelis Music Hall (Latvia), Lygten Station (Copenhagen), GORS (Rezekne) or Budapest's Galeria Flux and appeared in important music and film festivals such as Festival SinSal, Via Stellae, Urban Beach Cinema, FESCINAL or FICBUEU.

In 2016, a new violinist, Raquel Fernandez, joined the band. And in 2018, the trio takes a new direction, becoming a modular ensemble, collaborating with important and promising Spanish performers and with some of the main local ensembles and choirs.

The group's hallmark has always been the respect for the movies they score, ranging from classic jazz or folk to electronic or contemporary music. This musical palette is just a tool to build a unique performance environment, where sensory perception has an important role. 

The main goal of Caspervek Trio has always been to bring the audience closer to the film heritage. That's why educational activities are one of the main activities of the band. Caspervek works together with private and public institutions developing teaching and educational materials. In the last years, Caspervek has partnered with the University of Santiago de Compostela, Vigo Film Festival, MAC Museum Coruña, Banska Bystrica's Záhrada or the Santiago City Council creating unique and interactive activities to show the magic of silent film not only to children but to the general audience.


Want to know more about Caspervek? Meet the trio in this interview or discover the band's members!