Octavi Rumbau, winner of the 38th Reina Sofia Composition Prize

The 38th Reina Sofia Composition Prize jury has announced this year’s winner: Octavi Rumbau Masgrau, composer of the piece “El Belvedere de Escher” for piano and orchestra.

Alfredo Rugeles, Ernest Martínez-Izquierdo, Carlos Fontcuberta, Jesús Rueda and Marcela Rodríguez were the expert jury for this year’s edition. All the pieces submitted for the prize were meticulously analyzed by them before coming to a conclusion. The Prize is announced annualy by the Ferrer-Salat Foundation and the winner is rewarded with 35.000€.

The piece will be played in concert by the Orquesta Sinfónica de Radiotelevisión Española next autumn. The premiere will take place in Teatro Monumental de Madrid.

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