Formal clarity, presence, power and symphonic weight.
BBVA Foundation Jury Panel

His works constitute a model where self-honesty is the hallmark.
E. Trujillo, Ritmo

Coherence and contrast achieved at a very high level.
L. Hontañón, Scherzo

Manuel’s works have originality, sonic attractiveness and are very well outlined.
Tomás Marco

The most awarded composer of his generation. A leading figure in composition.
M. L. Benito, Clasica2

Manuel Martínez-Burgos is the most awarded Spanish composer of his generation. He has obtained a total of 20 national and international composition awards, including the Jean Sibelius Prize in Finland, the Isang Yun in Korea, the National Auditorium Music Award – BBVA Foundation (Spain) or, just a few months ago, the Osgood Memorial Prize from the University of Oxford. In the juries of these contests composers such as Tristan Murail, Kaija Saariaho, Harrison Birtwistle or Unsuk Chin have valued Martinez-Burgos’ formal clarity, coherence and sound appeal. His works have been performed worldwide by ensembles like the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, the Arthur Rubinstein Orchestra (Poland), the National Orchestra of Spain or the Radio Television Orchestra of Spain. DPhil with an extraordinary prize from the Autonomous University of Madrid, Martínez Burgos holds a chair in composition in the Principality of Asturias (Spain) and is tutor in composition at the University of Oxford (St Anne’s College), where he is currently carrying out a research into the usages of prosody as a resource in music composition. He has been visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge and Erasmus teacher at the Higher Conservatory of Paris (CNSMD). He has also delivered lectures in prestigious institutions such as the Sibelius Academy (Helsinki), Chopin University (Warsaw) or the Tchaikovsky Conservatory (Moscow).

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Osgood Prize, Univ. of Oxford
First Prize BBVA Foundation - National Auditorium
Matching Arts Composition Prize - Utrecht
First Prize Frederic Mompou
Jean Sibelius Prize, Finland
Second Prize BBVA Foundation - Spain
Andres Gaos Composition Award - La Coruña (Spain)
Final round Bucarest Composition Prize
K. Serocki Prize, Poland
Third Prize BBVA Foundation - Spain
First Prize town of Madrid
Final Round Uuno Klami Competition - Finland
First Prize G. Bacewicz, Poland
Dimitri Mitropoulos Prize - Greece
First Prize Santander 250 years
Final Round Jurgenson - Tchaikovsky Conservatory - Moscow
Second Prize G. Bacewicz, Poland
Isang Yun Prize - Korea
Eulalio Ferrer - Cervantes Society Prize - Mexico
Final Round - Univ. of Bristol Composition Competition


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