Members of the jury, appointed by the Organizing Committee, are as follows:
Virginia Martínez, Claudia Montero, Isabel Urrutia, Agustí Carles Soler and Jan Hadermann.
Virginia Martínez (Molina de Segura, 1979) began studying music when she was six years old at the Municipal Music School in her home town. At eight she began learning piano, taught by Pilar and Pedro Valero. At just thirteen she became the conductor of the Molina Municipal Children’s Choirs and stayed in post until 1999. [+more]
Claudia Montero has two Latin Grammy Awards: in 2014 her Concierto para Violín y Orquesta de Cuerdas won in the Best Classical Contemporary Composition category and in 2016 her Cuarteto para Buenos Aires won in the same category. She was born in Buenos Aires but has lived in Valencia since 2002 where she teaches composition at the Castellón «Salvador Seguí» Superior Conservatory of Music. [+more]
Isabel Urrutia’s works have been performed in various cities in Europe, the Americas and Asia such as Bilbao, San Sebastian, Madrid, Weimar, Turin, Paris, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Tokyo and Seoul. They have been interpreted by internationally-renowned musicians: ensembles such as the ARCEMA Paris Ensemble and the Arditti Quartet, and orchestras such as the Basque National, the Spanish Radio Television Orchestra, the Galicia Symphony, the Tenerife Symphony, the Bilbao Symphony and the Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic of Poland. [+more]
Agustí Charles Soler was born in Manresa (Barcelona), and began working in contemporary composition in the 1980s with the guidance of his first teachers: Miquel Roger, Albert Sardà and Josep Soler. He later studied with Franco Donatoni, Luigi Nono and Samuel Adler, as well as working with Joan Guinjoan, Cristóbal Halffter, J.R. Encinar and Ros Marbà. [+more]
Jan Hadermann was born near Antwerp (Belgium) in 1952. He received his first music lessons from his own father. Once he chose to undertake professional training he went to Louvain where he studied at the Lemmens Institute. There he received the Certificate for Composition & Musical Education, together with First Prizes for Theory of Music, Harmony, Counterpoint and Fugue. [+more]