XII Ferrer-Salat Scholarship Concert and first announcement of new scholarship recipients for the 2022-2023 academic year

Beques Ferrer Salat 22-23

The XII Ferrer-Salat/Liceu Conservatory Scholarship Concert was held on May 5th with attendees enjoying the talent and interpretive excellence of scholarship students from the previous call. Like every year, during this same event and after three intense days of auditions, the names of the winners of the new scholarship call for the 2022-2023 academic year were announced for the first time.

In their opening speech, Sergi Ferrer-Salat, President of the Ferrer-Salat Music Foundation and President of the Liceu Conservatory Foundation, and Maria Serrat, Executive Director of the Liceu Conservatory Foundation, praised the trajectory and success of these scholarship calls up to this year’s twelfth edition.

With a packed auditorium, Maria Serrat welcomed the audience and announced an increase in the number of scholarships awarded this year due to the high level of the candidates throughout the auditions, with a 55% of male participants and a 45% of female and a predominance of Jazz and Modern Music, Wind, String and Piano categories. 79 scholarships have been awarded in this new call, 16 of them quadrennial and 15 one-year excellence scholarships.

Sergi Ferrer-Salat underlined the importance of generating equal opportunities through access to music education and the critical role that music plays as an ally and key element in the fight for a fairer society. He also emphasized the role that young musicians who enjoy such an opportunity should play as active speakers, spreading the great transformative and cohesive power of their art.

The concert featured performances by Pedro Rincón (flamenco guitar); Sara Serrano (piano); Aída Saco (piano); the trio made up of mezzo-soprano Cristina Tena, soprano Alba Valdivieso and Carlos Bujosa (piano); the trio made up of Blanca Albert (violin), Miquel Keenan Fuentes (cello) and Miquel Gusi (piano); the duet made up of Ricard Prió (flute) and Claudia Moreno (harp); the string quartet made up of Dai Mar López and Lluc Montmany (violin), Ainara Quijada (viola) and Jorge Sierra (cello); and to finish off the jazz quintet made up of Sara Lilu Martín de Armas (vocals), Víctor Carrascosa (trumpet), Camil Arcarazo (double bass), Alesander Peña (electric guitar) and Estefania Chamorro (drums).

At the end of the concert, Victor Estapé, Academic Director of the Centre Superior, announced the winners of the quadrennial Ferrer-Salat/ Liceu Conservatory Scholarships on behalf of the jury, which for this next 13th edition have been awarded to: Elsa Armengou (jazz trumpet), Jorge Bosch (percussion), Julia Maria Figueres (piano), Martín Gros (bass guitar), Lluís Gual (composition), David Guerreiro (jazz double bass), Júlia López (oboe), Claudia López (violin), Pablo López (clarinet), Pablo Meléndez (piano), Nil Moreno (double bass), Larraitz Navas (singing), David Rebull (cello), Pol Requena (piano), Cristòfol Romaguera (singing) and Martha Vives (jazz trumpet).

The finalists were: Montserrat Boixadera (singing), Elisabet Campos (singing), Sergio Del Boccio (jazz vocals), Andrea Garcia (violin), Laura Jalloul (classical guitar), Oriol Martínez (saxophone), Ferran Mir (piano), Enric Moya (violin), Pau Oliver (piano), Daniela Redondo (bassoon), Christian Salamó (composition), Pau Serra (drums), Marta Torres (trumpet) and Aitana Torrijo (singing).

And the following were the winners of the one-year excellence scholarships: Arnau Balcells (piano), Sergi Benaiges (piano), Pol Cabrera (saxophone), Adela Cao (oboe), Olivia Cortese (violin), Estefania Chamorro (drums), Manuel del Horno (viola), Clara Enrich (singing), Miquel Keenan Fuentes (cello), Oriana Larisa Kemelmajer (piano), Pere Malagelada (electric guitar), Alesander Peña (electric guitar), Queralt Planas (clarinet), Maria Solé (piano) and Carlos Villa (cello).

Once again, the partnership between the Foundation and the Liceu Conservatory becomes stronger thanks to this project, which was launched in 2010 to enable the access of young talents to higher music studies, under the belief that music is a key element in people’s education and, therefore, a cornerstone of social progress.

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