The competition regarding the wind instruments of Concurso Juventudes Musicales has released the name of the prize winners.
Ángel Martín Mora (Toledo, 1999), 19 years old, won the first prize of the 93rd edition of the Concurso Juventudes Musicales for wind instruments, held on the 17th of March, at the Auditorio Manuel de Falla del Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid. He was the youngest of the thirty finalists selected. He was able to stand for his ability and talent in playing the clarinet, winning this meaningful first prize.
The second prize was won by the flautist Marta Torres Balcells (Girona, 1994). The award for both winners consisted in a series of concerts and tours through the circuit ‘Red de Músicas de Juventudes Musicales de España’. Moreover, the finals were recorded by Rádio Clásica de Radio Nacional de España and will be broadcasted nationally, giving the artist relevant visibility.
The jury members were: the composer Jesús Rueda, the British oboist and conductor Paul Goodwin, the clarinetist Luis Miguel Méndez-Chávez, the saxophonist Ángel Soria, the trumpeter José García Gutiérrez and the cultural manager Antonio Martín.
The other four finalists were: Ángel Ruíz Pardo, Carlos Tena González, María Torres Melgares and Juan Manuel González Díaz. At the awards ceremony, the president of JM Spain, Miquel Cuenca, was pleased to mention the outstanding distinction and the brilliant capacities demonstrated in this year edition.
With this call of the 93rd edition, Juventudes Musicales de España begins the celebration in 2019 of the 40th anniversary of its competition, as a historical contest that helps young Spanish talents to exceed in the classical music field. Founded in 1979, in its four decades of existence the JM Spain Competition has seen the best young Spanish performers play and has consolidated itself as a competent organisation for the detection and promotion of new talents. The Competition has also been able to renew itself and adapt to the changes in the musical sector, incorporating the new categories such as jazz, flamenco and early music, making the competition more accessible to the public and to the musicians themselves.
Next call: chamber music
JM Spain is always on the move, so don’t miss next call for the chamber music competition, which will be held on the 11th and 12th May 2019 at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid. The registration for this phase will be closed on Monday 1st April at 1 p.m.
For more information check the original article on the official website.
And the call for next competition at this link.