Maria Jose Montiel and Alfredo Aracil National Music Prize 2015


As it reported in a statement Inaem, mezzosoprano Maria Jose Montiel, in the form of Interpretation, Y Alfredo Aracil, Composition in the form of, They have been awarded today with the National Music Awards corresponding to 2015.

these awards, given annually by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, They are endowed with 30.000 euros each.

The jury has decided to propose, majority, the Award to María José Montiel “for his success and recognition in the international arena;
to create through its interpretation a wide repertoire, It is ranging from operatic music Lied, with special attention to Spanish music and contemporary composers. The jury highlights recent international successes in places like Paris, Beijing, Palermo, etc.”.

Mezzo-soprano María José Montiel (Madrid) He studied singing at the Royal Conservatory in Madrid and studied law at the Autonomous University of Madrid, University where he also obtained the DEA in History and Science of Music.

He has played the role of Carmen in countries like Switzerland, Germany, France, Spain, Japan, U.S, China e Israel. further, He collaborated with Riccardo Chailly in the Requiem Verdi in the Vienna Konzerthaus and Frankfurt, Milan, Budapest, NHK Hall in Tokyo and Leipzig Gewandhaus. further, It is a close collaborator of director Zubin Mehta.

María José Montiel has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York, Kennedy Center de Washington, Salle Pleyel National Opera are París, Théâtre du Capitole, Musikverein, Konzerthaus and Vienna State Opera, Opera de Berna, Bregenz Festival, Opera Budapest, Sydney Town Hall, Teatro La Scala in Milan, Teatro Regio of Parma, Paris National Opera, Teatro Verdi of Pisa, Teatro Municipal de Bolonia, La Fenice de Venezia, Teatro Verdi in Trieste ,Theater La Monnaie in Brussels and New National Theater Tokyo.

In Spain he has sung at the Teatro Real and Auditorio Nacional de Madrid, at the Gran Teatre del Liceu and the Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona,
Palau de la Música, Teatro Villamarta of Jerez, Palace Opera A Coruña and many other theaters and auditoriums.

In addition to his performances with Chailly and teachers Mehta, He has also worked with directors like Lorin Maazel, Pinchas Steinberg, Miguel Ángel Gómez Martínez, García Navarro, Adam Fisher, Charles Dutoit, José Luis López Cobos, John Paul Decker, García Asensio, Lawrence Foster, Neville Marriner, Jeffrey Tate O Jacques Delacôte.

concert repertoire

In the concert repertoire, He has sung with orchestras such as the Vienna Philharmonic, Helsinki and Tokyo, the symphonies of Montreal and Cincinnati, Moscow Virtuosi, the Orchester National de France, N.A.C. Ottawa, Lausanne Chamber, Foundation Arturo Toscanini, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Giuseppe Verdi in Milan, while in Spain it collaborates with the National Orchestra of Spain, Sinfónica de RTVE, Symphony Orchestra of Murcia and Valencia.

At the reopening of the Teatro Real de Madrid she has played the main role of the opera by Manuel de Failure La vida breve. In this same scenario he has sung in Las Golondrinas, from Usandizaga, Centennial Gala at the SGAE with Montserrat Caballé Y Alfredo Kraus and the Gala XXV Anniversary of the Spanish Constitution. He has sung with Placido Domingo the reopening of the Teatro Avenida in Buenos Aires, and the zarzuela Luisa Fernanda at the premiere of the Spanish lyric genre at La Scala in Milan and then a tour with the work of Moreno Torroba by the Washington National Opera, Teatro Real in Madrid, Los Angeles Opera and Teather an der Wien.

In this 2015 the Spanish mezzo return to Milan (Italy), this time to play the 'Requiem’ Giuseppe Verdi at the annual event that has
for several years with the Orchestra Sinfonica season di Milano Giuseppe Verdi (THE Greens). Next December will debut in the role of Carmen at the Teatro San Carlos in Naples directed by Zubin Mehta.

He has received awards Lucrecia Arana, Federico Romero SGAE, Critical Eye RNE and CEOE, Coca-Cola Spain Foundation the best performer for “the quality of his voice, expressive temperament and versatility of repertoire”. In 2007 He was awarded the Culture Prize in the category of Music awarded by the Community of Madrid. In 2011 He has been awarded Best Female Opera Singer by Campoamor Theater Lyric Award Foundation. His discography covers a total of 17 discos, He has done work for labels such as Dial, TO, RTVE, Test, Foundation Author, Deutsche Gramophone of Strdivrius; Lieder your hard Modinha with Brazil and with Luiz de Moura He was a finalist Grammy Awards and Dvd “Madrid Nice” He won the Gold DVD.