Premiere of Unda Maris, by Javier Quislant, winner of the XL Reina Sofia Prize in Music Composition

Last Friday, October 13th, our annual award ceremony of the Reina Sofia Prize in Music Composition took place at the Teatro Monumental, in Madrid. Once again, the RTVE Symphony Orchestra premiered and performed the work Unda Maris, by Javier Quislant, the winning composer of this XL edition of the award.

According to Quislant, Unda Maris (which means “sea wave”) was inspired by the connection and relationship with nature, and through musical sounds it tries to represent the complexity and liveliness of the sea as a source of inspiration, ideas, and knowledge. When listening to this piece you will be literally carried away by the great sensory wave that Quislant has been able to recreate, plunging into the depths of your emotions from the very beginning.

The concert was broadcast by La 2 of Televisión Española and this year, exceptionally, Her Majesty Queen Sofia did not attend. Sergi Ferrer-Salat, chairman of the Ferrer-Salat Music Foundation, presented the winner of this prestigious award, with the largest economic endowment in Europe, worth €100,000.

After this premiere with the RTVE Symphony Orchestra and as part of the recent collaboration with the Joven Orquesta Nacional de España, on the occasion of the 40th edition of the award, Javier Quislant’s work will also be performed by the JONDE’s young musicians in their concerts and annual tour, which will begin in January, with the aim of disseminating the Reina Sofia Prize in Music Composition nationwide.



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