First Prize
María del Pilar Miralles Castillo
Spain

Moné Hattori, Violin, JAPAN)

María del Pilar Miralles Castillo, was born in Almería, Spain, the 22nd of April of 1997. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Composition in 2019 at the Royal Higher Conservatory of Music “Victoria Eugenia” of Granada, Spain, and she is currently studying a Master’s Degree in Electroacoustic Composition at the Higher Center of Musical Education “Katarina Gurska” of Madrid. 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 be the Baltimore Philharmonia Orchestra (BPO) at its call for scores of 2020.

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