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Winner of the XXXIII Queen Sophia Prize of Musical Composition 2015, Francisco Martín-Quintero born in Huelva (Spain), in 1969. After his first steps in music, he began soon his studies in composition: Harmony (Vicente Sanchis, Huelva; Antonio Flores, Seville), Counterpoint (Luis Marín, Seville) and Composition and Orchestration (Manuel Castillo, Seville; David Padrós, Barcelona). Later, after this essential training, reforced his knowledgements attending courses in Composition offered by composers like Cristóbal Halfter, José M. López López, José M. Sánchez Verdú and Mauricio Sotelo. Also attended master classes given by H. Lachenmann, B. Ferneyhough and Salvatore Sciarrino, among others. Music Teacher since 1993, teaches different subjects in the area of ​​composition (Composition , Orchestration, Harmony, Counterpoint, Analysis and Aesthetic of contemporary music, Comment after Listening, etc...). His scores have been performed by great ensembles like Orchestra of RTVE (Madrid), Musikfabrik (Köln), Trio Arbós (Madrid), Motocontrario Ensemble (Trento), Taller Sonoro (Seville), TAima Granada (Grenade), Trio Morelia (Máxico), Andalousian Chamber Orchestra (Seville) or Young Orchestra of Comunity "JORCAM" (Madrid), in concert seasons devoted to contemporary music (CDMC Season 2008 (Madrid, Spain), Contemporary Music Series (Sevilla and Grenade, Spain), "XXV BBK Festival of contemporary music" (Bilbao, Spain), concert series of contemporary music "Opus 5.1" (Bordeaux, France), World Sax Meeting (Strasbourg, France),  Cervantes Institute (Vienna, Austria), "Cosmopoética" Cycle of Poetry (Córdoba, Spain), etc). He has been commissioned by ensembles and institutions like Taller Sonoro (2005), Trio Arbós (2005), National Auditorium (2009), Joventuts Musicals of Catalonia (2018). He currently is Titular Professor in Composition at the High Conservatory "Manuel Castillo" of Seville.

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