And finalists of the 29th Young Composers Award Foundation SGAE-known CNDM 2018

Three authors and an author of less than 35 years choose to contest that awards 11.700 euros in awards.

Madrid, 5 October 2018. SGAE Foundation and the National Broadcasting Music Center (CNDM) today announced, Friday 5 October, the four finalists of the 29th edition of the Young Composers Award Foundation SGAE-CNDM 2018. Evanescent Latir from Ines Badalo (Badajoz, 1989); Limits black from Hugo Gómez-Chao (A Coruña, 1995); Volatile Espejismo from Roman Gonzalez Escalera (Real city, 1987); Y Gouache from José Luis Valdivia (Granada, 1994) They are the works that will compete for awards.

These compositions will be performed by the Ensemble Sound End, under the direction of Jordi French, at the final concert and awards ceremony to be held, with free access until full capacity, the next 26 November 2018 in the auditory 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: first prize "Xavier Montsalvatge" of 6.000 €; the second "Carmelo Alonso Bernaola" award 3.000 €; the third "Francisco Guerrero Marin" award 1.500 € and honorable mention "Juan Crisostomo Arriaga", provided with 1.200 €. All accompanied by diploma.

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 Alicia Diaz de la Fuente, Juan José Eslava Cabanellas, James Gaspar Grandal, José Miguel Fayos Jordán and Diana Pérez Custodio chose the four finalists from a total of 23 works submitted for the contest.

A new special award: Resident Composer Music Network
These four awards the new "Special Award JM Spain" adds, which granted Jeunesses Musicales of Spain. In this way, First Prize winner of this edition will become Resident Composer Music Network of JM Spain during the season 2019-2020. JM Spain will arrange three plays chamber music and award 1.000 euros for each piece. The composer will choose three young soloists or groups selected Music Network that premiered by and construed in all recitals in this circuit give more organized 200 concerts a year.

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

Among the winners of its twenty editions include already established names in the panorama of the current composition, with international careers that show the good health of the Spanish musical creation: Charles Augustine, Mauricio Sotelo, José María Sánchez-Verdú, Jesús Rueda, Jesus Torres, Pilar Jurado, Gabriel Erkoreka, Ramon Humet, Juan Cruz Guevara, Jesus Navarro, Oliver Rappoport or Nuria Núñez, among many others, They have been involved in this indispensable appointment in the section of the ensemble composition nationally.

About finalists
Ines Badalo (Olivenza, Badajoz, 1989)
He studied guitar and composition at the Conservatory of Music of Badajoz and the Higher School of Music in Lisbon (ESML). He has attended classes composers like Luis Tinoco, Franck Yeznikian, Christopher Bochmann and José Manuel López López and guitarists like Carles Trepat, Evaristo Valentine, Antonio Jorge Gonçalves and Alvaro Pierri. He has won various competitions among which the International Composition Competition "Manuel de Falla" (2016) Composition Prize and the Portuguese Society of Authors / Antenna 2 (2017), FIDAPA Prize International Composition Competition City of Udine (2018) and he was a finalist for the Young Composers Award Foundation SGAE - CNDM (2017), among others. His compositions have been performed by groups such as the Trio Arriaga, Extreme Sound Ensemble, Youth Orchestra of Extremadura (OJEX), Vocal Ensemble Soli-Tutti and performed in countries like Spain, Portugal, Croatia, United Kingdom, Brazil, Germany and France. further, He has participated in festivals such as the Contemporary Music Cycle VIII (2017), Iberian XXXI Festival of Music (2014) Live Music Festival or (2017).

Gómez-Chao Hugo Porta (A Coruña, 1995)
He studied the Higher Grade Composition with David del Puerto Jimeno in Madrid, finishing his studies with the highest marks. Currently she is studying in Graz Kunstuniversität the master composition, Beat Furrer as a student of Clemens and Gadenstätter. It has been awarded a scholarship by the Provincial Council with the "artistic improvement grants" during the courses 2017-2018 Y 2018-2019. He has been taught by composers such as Friedrich Haas, Sergio Luque, Jesús Rueda and Bernhard Lang. He has been commissioned and premiered works by entities such as SGAE Foundation, Spanish Association of Orchestras (AEOS), Symphony Orchestra of Galicia, Tres Cantos Festival of Contemporary Music, the pharmaco, Museum of Fine Arts in A Coruña, Provincial Museum of Pontevedra, among other. It is one of the founding members of RESIS Contemporary Music Festival A Coruña, which he is currently artistic director.

Roman Gonzalez Escalera (Real city, 1987)
Degree in composition studies in Córdoba with Francisco Martín Quintero and Juan de Dios García. Later he studied a master's degree in instrumental composition with Alberto Posadas and Aureliano Cattaneo. Get the advice of great composers like Pierluigi Billone, Beat Furrer, José Luis Torah, Chaya Czernowin, Voro Garcia, César Camarero and Hector Parra among others. His works have been interpreted by much of the Spanish geography, France or Italy by groups like the Symphony Orchestra of Castilla y León, Orquesta de Córdoba, Nou together, Zenit set 2000, OnOff ... the ensemble as soloists Lorelei Dowling Christian Dierstein. He currently teaches harmonic-contrapuntal technique in the Conservatory of Castilla-La Mancha.

José Luis Valdivia (Granada, 1994)
Jose Luis Valdivia Arias graduated with honors in classical contemporary composition at TAI School (Madrid), having as teachers Rodrigo Faina and José Javier Peña Aguayo. He is currently studying the Master of composition at Codarts (Rotterdam) with Robin Raaff composer and electroacoustic composition with composer René Uijlenhoet. At the same time, composition classes from Peter-Jan Wagemans, with whom he instructed and works. His approach is interdisciplinary composer. It covers a range of art forms, visual, literary and musical works that explore a dialogue between image, continuity and time. These forms are derived from a number of perspectives on the idea of ​​"narrative" using a variety of approaches to reveal the common perceptions of musical creativity.