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Ramon Humet receives International Composition Award by Olivier Messiaen for"Escenas de pájaros"

The prestigious Canadian prize taken by Ramon Humet includes a commission from the Montreal Symphony Orchestra (OSM), a radio broadcast of the winning work by Espace musique, recording of the work on CD conducted by Kent Nagano, a performance of a work written by the winner by an orchestra of Radio France, and a commission of a work for piano for the ACDA (Association pour la Création et la Diffusion Artistique) (Paris), in addition to a substantial cash prize.

In Spain, the same work also received Reina Sofia Prize. Escenas para pájaros was performed this past 10 January during the final round of the first Montreal International Composition Prize, under the direction of Jean-François Rivest, OSM conductor-in-residence. The members of the jury were: Maestro Kent Nagano, new musical director of the OSM, the composers Unsuk Chin (Korea), Peter Eötvös (Hungary), Gilles Tremblay (Canada) and Gilbert Amy (France), the jury chairman.

The competition, which is for orchestral works, came into being on the initiative of Kent Nagano. It is open to composers of all nationalities aged 40 years or younger, and its aim is to promote musical creation while developing ties between the OSM and the composers of today and in order actively to contribute to a renewal of the symphonic repertoire. The Tritó catalogue contains the following works by Ramon Humet: Tres Nocturns (Tritó), Encanteris per a piano (Amalgama)