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Gabriel Erkoreka's "Fuegos", finalist for the Queen Sofía competition

"Fuegos" by the composer Gabriel Erkoreka premieres this 10 October at the Teatro Monumental in Madrid with the RTVE Orchestra, conducted by director Adrian Leaper, in the extraordinary final concert of the Queen Sofía Composition Prize organized by the Ferrer Salat Foundation. The programme also includes this year's other finalist work, Concertino for Viola and Orchestra by the Japanese composer Takahiro Sakuma. Gabriel Erkoreka was born in Bilbao in 1968 and has lived in London for more than ten years. Among other composition honours, he has won First Prize from the Spanish Society of Authors and Writers (SGAE); the Basque Government Prize; the Josiah Parker Prize; the Rome Prize, as well as prizes from the Spanish National Institute of Performing Arts and Music (INAEM) and the Spanish College of Paris. He is an honorary associate member of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM) and composition tutor at MUSIKENE-Higher Conservatory of Music of the Basque Country. This is his first work published by Tritó.