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Josep Soler wins the Tomás Luis de Victoria prize

The Catalan composer Josep Soler (Villafranca del Penedès, Barcelona, 1935) has won the Tomás Luis de Victoria Ibero-American Music prize offered by SGAE (General Society of Spanish Authors). The jury praised the “outstanding quality” of the Soler’s work, which belongs to “the great tradition of Western music, touches on all the genres” and “reveals a creative world of rare and fascinating personality, a reflection of the everyday and the transcendent, of the obsessions and yearnings of human beings of our time.” The award, instituted by the SGAE eleven years ago, constitutes the highest recognition for living composers in the Ibero-American world, both as regards the prestige of the jury and the prize of 60,000 euros. Soler competed alongside a total of sixty finalists from sixteen Ibero-American countries. You can find a large number of works by the winner of the XI Tomás Luis de Victoria Ibero-American Music prize in our shop. Source: El Pais.