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Enrique Sanz-Burguete

Enrique Sanz-Burguete

(Valencia, 1957). At the age of 8, he began his musical studies and continued at the Instituto Musical Giner and the El Micalet Choral Society in his hometown. He later enrolled at the Joaquín Rodrigo Superior Conservatory in Valencia and obtained degrees in Composition, Musicology, Music Pedagogy, Music Solfege & Theory, and Piano. He also pursued studies in Orchestra Conducting with Manuel Galduf and in Mathematics at the University of Valencia.

He furthered his studies in various national and international courses, such as Music in Compostela, Composition Stage around I. Xenakis’ UPIC, the Granada International Festival, the University of Southern California, and IRCAM in Paris, receiving instruction from Luis De Pablo, Tristán Murail, Philippe Manoury, and Leo Brouwer, among others.

His music for theatrical productions has received various awards. He received the «Valencia Composition Prize» in 1987. He has received commissions from the Alicante International Contemporary Music Festival, the ENSEMS International Contemporary Music Festival, the Center for the Diffusion of Contemporary Music (Ministry of Culture), the Valencian Government, the Valencian Institute of Music, the Composition and Creation School of Alcoy, the Valencia Orchestra, the International Festival of Morelia (Mexico), and various instrumental ensembles and soloists. He has also received numerous requests from the 36th International Horn Symposium, the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (MACBA), the XXIV BBK Festival (Guggenheim Bilbao), and artists such as Miguel Álvarez, J. Orozco, Spanish Brass Luur Metalls, Grup Instrumental de València, Ensemble Espai Sonor, Quinteto Cuesta, Grupo Illana, NEXEduet, Ensemble Archaeus (Bucharest), Ars Poetica (Moldova), Solars Vortices (Paris), Rubén Parejo, J.L Ruiz del Puerto, J. E. Lluna, J. Guerola, and Charo Vallés, among others.

He has been a teacher and director at the San Rafael Conservatory in Buñol (Valencia), and served as a teacher at the Conservatory of Torrent and at the Joaquín Rodrigo Superior Conservatory of Music in Valencia.

His music encompasses different genres. His scores have been performed at numerous festivals and international music events in countries such as France, the United Kingdom, Belgium, USA, Japan, Germany, Italy, Brazil, Mexico, Russia (Moscow), Romania, Moldova, Cuba, Portugal, etc.

He has served as a jury member in Music Competitions such as the Luys Millán International Guitar Competition, the Composition Competition of the International Academy of Marimba NEXEduet, at the Perpignan Conservatory, among others. He has been the artistic director of the Grup Contemporani de Valencia and a board member of the Valencian Association of Contemporary Music. He conducts courses on musical analysis and has also given lectures on Spanish music, as well as on his own work, such as those held at the Superior Institute of Art in Havana, the Juan Luis Vives Forum (University of Valencia), and the IV International Guitar Days, among others.

Ten Compact Discs containing some of his works have been released. The GADIRaifa record label has published a live chamber portrait, a monographic CD that features part of his chamber music. His works have also been published by Piles, Editorial de Música. Other publishers of his works include Rivera Editores and the Valencian Institute of Music.

Josep Majoral Obiols