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Winner of the 1st prize in Linköpings Studentsångare Composition Award 2020.
”This four-minutes piece for male voice choir in six parts opposes chords with the darkest and the brighter sound in different moments, as well as static and dynamic sections throughout the entire work, all of this due to the contraposition that the lyrics present: the text can be understood as an irony related to the current situation of reality observed from our usually comfortable lifes.” – Maria de Pilar Miralles Castillo
Listen on YouTube (song starts at 26:08).
Maria de Pilar Miralles Castillo (born 1997) is a composer from Spain. She has completed studies in flute, piano, composition, and electroacoustics, and is currently studying the Master of Music in Composition at the Sibelius Academy of Helsinki’s University of the Arts. She has also attended composition masterclasses with Brice Pauset or Guillaume Connesson among others. She has participated in diverse national and international composition contests, winning the second prize of the Junior category at the International Antonín Dvorák Composition Competition 2019 (IADCC) in Prague, the first prize of the ”María Teresa Prieto” International Composition Contest for Women Composers in October 2019, or the second prize of the “SGAE Young Composers Award” in Spain, in November 2019. Finally, she is also finalist of the Composition Competition ”Île de créations” 2020 in Paris, and she has been selected by the Baltimore Philharmonia Orchestra (BPO) at its call for scores of 2020.