MANUEL MARTINEZ BURGOSComposer
Manuel Martínez-Burgos holds a PhD in Music from the University of Oxford. Having obtained 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 the Osgood Memorial Prize from the University of Oxford, Martínez Burgos is the most awarded Spanish composer of his generation. Jury members at these competitions, composers such as Helmut Lachenmann, Tristan Murail, Kaija Saariaho or Unsuk Chin, have all praised his compositions as being universes of sound, full of expressive power, coherence and imagination. Martínez Burgos’ 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. He was awarded his first DPhil at 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). 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).
Dichosa edad. Trio
Clear eyed. Piano solo
Generations. Violin concerto
Vowels. String quartet
Gothenburg – 15/1/2022
Premiere of the concert for guitar and chamber group entitled Flor de Azahar. Jacob Kellermann, guitar. “Frontside”, Gothenburg International Chamber Music Festival (Sweden).
Madrid – 11/28/2021
Performance of Elixir, for chamber group. Reissue of the piece for video art and chamber group premiered at the Teatro Real, Madrid (2014). Soloists of the Madrid Symphony Orchestra. Dir. Manuel Martínez Burgos. Madrid International Music Festival. COMA21
Paris – 11/21/2021
Performance of the piece Clear-Eyed. Eva Llorente, piano. Fondation de l’Allemagne – Maison Heinrich Heine. Cité internationale universitaire de Paris
Madrid – 12/9/2021
Resonancias latentes, premiere, for piano duo. Isabel Puente, Duncan Gifford. Madrid International Music Festival. COMA21
Oxford – 5/15/2021
Conference on musical composition. Faculty of Music. University of Oxford.
Oxford – 12/10/2020 to 1/21/2021
Award of the doctorate in composition by the Faculty of Music of the University of Oxford. The doctorate was awarded for the artistic merit of the works composed by Manuel Martínez Burgos between 2015 and 2020, as well as for his research on the use of prosody as a source of inspiration in composition.
Villafranca del Bierzo – 8-22 / 8/2020
International Composition Courses. Lectures on composition as visiting professor.
Mexico – 24-31 / 8/2020
-Resident composer of the International Festival of New Music “Interciclos”. National Fund for the Culture of the Arts of Mexico.
-Lecture on composition. Academic activity.
-Performance of Clear-Eyed and Sound Clouds, the latter is a commission by the Xenakis Congress at the Chopin University in Warsaw. Gonzalo Gutiérrez, piano.
La Coruña – 11/26/2019
Jury of the Andrés Gaos international composition competition. Provincial Council of A Coruña.
Oviedo – 8/6/2019
Performance of Romancero gitano and Poeta en Nueva York. Juan Carlos Garbayo, pianist-reciter and electronics. Commissioned by the CNDM. Summer Cycle.
Pamplona – 10-21 / 6/2019
President of the examination board for the chair in composition position. Government of Navarra. Education deparment.
Oxford – 5/28/2019
UK premiere of Romancero gitano and Poeta en Nueva York. Juan Carlos Garbayo, pianist-reciter and electronics. Commissioned by the CNDM. Europe Project Cycle. Jacqueline du Pré Music Building.
Oxford – 5/11/2019
Premiere of Codex, for symphony orchestra. Commissioned by the Oxford Philharmonic to commemorate the 500 years of Leonardo da Vinci. Oxford Philharmonic. Dir. Hannah Schneider
Burgos – 3/5/2019
Interpretation of Shadows in the Water, for pianist-reciter and electronics. Alberto Rosado. Contemporary Music Festival Alejandro Yagüe.
Pontevedra and La Coruña – 4/4/2019 and 4/5/2019
Premiere in Spain of Daivat, for orchestra. Galician Symphony Orchestra, OSG. Dir. Nuno Coelho.
London – 3/4/2019
Composition workshop with the BBC Singers. Maida Vale Studios.
Basel – 2/24/2019
Premiere of the orchestral work Daivat, a musical reflection on the memory and oblivion processes of the brain. Basel Chamber Orchestra. Dir. Frank Ullu
Badajoz – 15/1/2019
Premiere of Romancero gitano and Poeta en Nueva York, two compositions for pianist-reciter and electronics upon texts by Federico García Lorca. Juan Carlos Garbayo, piano and electronics. Commissioned by the CNDM. New Music Cycle.