Marlos Nobre is awarded VI Tomas Luis de Victoria Prize

Brazilian composer Marlos Nobre was announced by unanimity, as the winner of the VI Tomás Luís de Victoria Prize, in Madrid, Spain. This prize it is the most important in Iberoamerica, awarding the best composer of Iberoamerica. Marlos Nobre has received 60.000 euros for this prize on June 15, 2006 during an official ceremony at the Royal Academy of Arts of San Fernando in Madrid, Spain, during a concert of his works. The concert featured the world premiere of his new Sonata for piano on a theme by Bartok, perfomed by the young Argentinian pianist Horacio Lavandera. Also in this concert were performed as world premieres his ‘Canto a Garcia Lorca’ and ‘Three Black Songs’, both for soprano and piano, performed by the distinguished Spanish singer Pilar Jurado, with Lavandera at the piano. In this occasion the critics of ‘El País’ and ‘El Mundo’ in Madrid, said that Marlos Nobre´s works showed a rich imagination, strong personality, craftmanship in the highest level and excepcional rhythmic and formal control. In the same occasion was launched a new book (222 pages) written by Spanish musicologist and composer Tomás Marco, with the title: ‘Marlos Nobre and his magical thinking’ togheter with a new CD of Nobre´s works:
String Quartet n° 1; Yanomani for tenor, guitar and choir; Passacaglia for Orchestra; Desafio for Piano & String Orchestra; Tango and Frevo for piano. In his speach Tomás Marco declared also that Marlos Nobre is the most important and creative composer in the Iberoamerica Continent.

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