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Premier of Escenas de pájaros, Ramón Humet

This 18 and 19 October, the Spanish Radio Television Orchestra, under the direction of its principal conductor Adrian Leaper, will premiere in Spain the work by Ramon Humet Escenas de pájaros, which won the last Reina Sofía Composition Prize from the Ferrer Salat Foundation. At the concert the president of the Ferrer Salat Foundation, Sergi Ferrer Salat, will present the Catalan composer with the prize. Also present will be members of the jury who decided the prize: Cristóbal Halffter, Jesús Rueda, César Camarero, the orchestra conductor José de Eusebio and the winner of the 2005 Eneko Vadillo prize. This work also won the first Oliver Messiaen Composition International Prize from the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. On the occasion of the award last January, the work saw its world premiere and the composer was commissioned to do another work for the Orchestra's coming season. On the strength of these two important awards Mr Humet has received international commissions which give him an outstanding presence in the Canadian and French festivals. In addition to the commission from the Montreal Symphony Orchestra there is another from the Centro para la Difusión de la Música Contemporánea (CDMC) for the concert season at the Museo Reina Sofia Auditorium within the programme "Residencias", by the renowned ensembles Trío Arbós and Neopercusión. Finally, he has received a commission from the Festival de Òpera de Bolsillo y Nuevas Creationes (Pocket Opera and New Creations) for the 2009/2010 season.