| Premieres this Sunday with the Birmingham contemporary music group (United Kingdom) | The Lumbrerean composer Francisco José Andreo Gázquez (1989), resident in Murcia, has been the winner of the International O / Modernt Composition Prize, among applicants from more than 15 different countries.
The award is a joint initiative of the O / Modernt Music Festival (Stockholm, Sweden), the Goethe Institute and the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (UK). The award includes the premiere of his work, Celan Pieces, in Birmingham (United Kingdom) this Sunday, November 22, and in Stockholm (Sweden), in February 2021.
The score will be edited by Gëhrmans Musikförlag, and the financial prize will be donated a Red Cross Region of Murcia.
The concert can be followed live in streaming from the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Center. FJ Andreo is trained at the Professional Conservatory of Lorca, the Higher Conservatory of Music of Murcia and the Royal Higher Conservatory of Music of Madrid.
His music has been performed by groups such as the Madrid Municipal Symphonic Band, Remix Ensemble (Porto) or Plural Ensemble (Madrid), and in festivals such as Mixtur (Barcelona) or Neue Musik (Heidelberg, Germany).
He is currently a teacher at the Higher Conservatory of Music of Castilla La Mancha. The Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, founded by Sir Simon Rattle in 1987, is one of the world's leading groups dedicated to newly created music.
He has made international tours of the USA, Mexico, France, Germany, Holland or Austria, being programmed in events such as the BBC Proms or the Aldeburgh Festival.