Madrid, Nov 17 (EFE).- This Friday, Queen Sofía presented the Queen Sofía Prize for Musical Composition to the Bilbao composer Javier Quislant, an award granted by the Ferrer-Salat Music Foundation and endowed with 100,000 euros.
The event took place in the Audience Hall of the Zarzuela Palace, where Mrs. Sofía presented the diploma to Quislant (Bilbao, 1984) for his work ‘Unda maris’, which was performed by the Spanish Radio Television Symphony Orchestra on October 13 at the Monumental Theater in Madrid.
The audience was attended by the president of the foundation that organizes the award, Sergi Ferrer-Salat, other directors of the entity and Quislant’s relatives.
The name ‘Unda maris’ responds to some verses from ‘The Aeneid’, by Virgil, where the process of formation of a wave is described.
The award, which this year has celebrated its 40th edition, has the largest endowment in this type of competition at the European level and its objective is to promote the creation of new works of orchestral repertoire. EFE
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