Finalists and 27º SGAE Foundation Young Composers Award-known CNDM 2016


The foundation SGAE and the National Dissemination Center Musical (CNDM) today announced, Monday, 26 of September, the four finalists of the 27 edition SGAE Foundation Young Composers Award-CNDM 2016.

Room & Elbow, from Paul Abel Lopez (Valladolid, 1984); Time folds II, from Julian Avila (Valencia, 1982); diagonal music, from Gonzalo Navarro (Almonte-Huelva, 1981); e indicate, from Daniel Muñoz (Barcelona, 1987) They are the works that will compete for awards.

These compositions will be interpreted by the Vertixe Sonora Ensemble, under the direction of Pedro Amaral, at the final concert and awards ceremony to be held, with free access until full capacity, next Monday 28 November at the Auditorium 400 the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid within the concert season of the National Broadcasting Music Center (CNDM).

The awards this year are: the first prize “Xavier Montsalvatge” from 6.000 €; the second prize "Carmelo Alonso Bernaola" from 3.000 €; third prize "Francisco Guerrero Marín" from 1.500 € and honorable mention "Juan Crisostomo Arriaga", provided with 1.200 €. further, and as in every edition, SGAE Foundation will release a promotional album which will bring together the four winning works of the contest, in order to contribute to its further promotion and dissemination. The judge, composed by composers Gabriel Erkoreka, Raquel Garcia, Núria Giménez, Jesus Navarro Y Victor Rebullida, They have chosen the four finalists a total of 37 works submitted for the contest.

The Young Composers Award was created in 1987 to stimulate creation in the field of contemporary classical music among young creators to 35 years, and in order to contribute to social development and understanding of new languages, trends and modes of musical expression.

About finalists

Paul Abel Lopez (Valladolid, 1984) He has studied composition at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and the Universität der Künste Berlin and has parallel master classes by composers such as Brian Ferneyhough, Pierluigi Billone and Chaya Czernowin, among others. Nowadays, finalizes a doctorate at the University of Huddersfield (United Kingdom). His music has won awards such as Salvatore Martirano Award (2008), CDMC (2010), QUESTION Award (2014), Grants for Innovative Creators and Cultural BBVA (2014), International musical theater competition Darmstadt (selected composer) and honorable mentions in the Gaudeamus Muziekweek (2013) and Mauricio Kagel Wettbewerb (2010). He has received commissions from festivals such as the Munich Biennale, Darmstadt or Holland Festival. His works have been performed by groups such as ASKO-Schoenberg, Nieuw Ensemble, Nikel ensemble, Succeed Work Hague, RESPECT, Klangforum Wien, Tamgram project, Insomnia, Distractfold, Adapter, Ensemble Aleph, Plural ensemble, etc.

Julian Avila (Valencia, 1982)
He is Professor of Electroacoustic Composition at the Conservatory of Music of Castilla-La Mancha and associate professor in the music research center NOVARS University of Manchester (United Kingdom) in performing his final year PhD. He also works as a guest professor in the Master of Ephemeral Arts of the Polytechnic University of Madrid. He has won the last edition of the composition of the College of Spain in Paris (meca). Today is part of the research project Dutch-UK Network 58/58 between the University of Manchester and the Institute of Sonology in The Hague (www.dutch-uk.netwok). Within its recent activity it highlights the premiere of Crescencia, Custom RTVE Orchestra and Choir for the season 15/16 Crossing installation and the states of the word (custom Embassy of Colombia and Fundación Telefónica) presented at the ARCO fair 2015 La Casa del Lector, Matadero Madrid.

Gonzalo Navarro (Almonte-Huelva, 1981)
He began studying classical guitar self-taught and then enter the Conservatory of Music of Huelva "Javier Perianes" where he won the Intermediate specializing in classical guitar under the tutelage of Professor Adolfo Suarez. In 2006 he moved to Badajoz to study composition with Professor Daniel Sprintz, finishing higher studies with the highest rating. He then studied postgraduate courses with José Manuel López López, while he attended classes by composers such as Ivan Fedele, Robert Pascal, Philippe Hurel, Hector Parra, Christopher Bochmann and Salvatore Sciarrino among others. Among its production is symphonic music, chamber, and electro solo, still common in his writing concerns about temporary phenomenon, search of the interior in the sound and the relationship with other arts, especially poetry and painting. His music has been performed in different Spanish cities like Badajoz, Madrid, Zaragoza, and outside Spain in cities like Bordeaux, Gradignan, Strasbourg and Geneva. In the field of teaching is professor of harmony, analysis and classical guitar in several music schools in the province of Badajoz.

Daniel Muñoz (Barcelona, 1987)
After beginning his musical studies in piano and music theory, he enrolled at the Conservatory of Music in Badalona. In 2012 He obtained the Superior Title Piano Year 2012 at the Conservatory of Music of the Liceu of Barcelona under the supervision of Michel Wagemans with excellent grades. Later he began studying composition superior hand Benet Casablancas in the center. He has attended courses in composition with Agustí Charles and Hèctor Parra, and various lectures and seminars with Joan Guinjoan, David Padrós, Jesús Rueda, Josep Mª Drywall, Maria Eugenia Luc, Jesus Torres, Martin Matalon, Philip Cashian, George Benjamin y Kaija Saariaho, among others. He has premiered several works of solo music, chamber and orchestra in Barcelona and London (Royal Academy of Music). Actualmente estudia en la University of Music and Performing Arts Graz de con el compositor Beat Furrer.