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The Foundation

06/15/2016

TM The King and Queen meet with the members of the boards of trustees of the Princess of Asturias Foundation

Today, Wednesday 15th June, at the Royal Palace of El Pardo in Madrid, at 6:00pm

A clarinet trio from the Prince of Asturias Foundation’s International Music School will give a concert at the end of the meeting

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TM The King and Queen are to meet with the members of the Boards of Trustees of the Princess of Asturias Foundation at the Royal Palace of El Pardo today, Wednesday 15th June, at 6:00pm.

A detailed report on the work carried out throughout 2015 will be presented during the meeting, as well as a report on the financial situation and assets of the Foundation, which has ended the year with positive net income and a similar level of expenditure to that of the previous year. The overall expenditure of the Foundation in 2015 amounted to 5.26 million euros.

The institution’s Annual Report, which contains figures and information related to the activities carried out throughout the year, will be presented to the members of the Boards of Trustees during the meeting. The most significant activities comprise the granting and presentation of the Princess of Asturias Awards and the arrangements for the cultural week surrounding the Awards Ceremony. Last year, these included forty free events open to the general public which were attended by around 11,000 people. A report will also be given on the work of the Music Department, which organized forty-two concerts by the Foundation’s three choirs as well as a new edition of the International Music School Summer Courses. These were opened under the presidency of HM The Queen and attended by over 148 students from ten different countries.

Musical performance
A clarinet trio from the Prince of Asturias Foundation’s International Music School, made up of musicians António Saiote, Rodrigo Orviz Pevida and Víctor Díaz Guerra, will give a concert at the end of the meeting The programme will include the works Trio in B-flat Major by Joseph Friedrich Hummel, Bar Américain by Marliac Lucette and two compositions by maestro Antonio Saiote, Tema de la memoria Sefardí and Fado- mi Alma!

Antonio Saiote (Loures, Portugal, 1960)
A teacher at the Princess of Asturias Foundation’s International Music School, he graduated from the National Conservatory of Portugal and studied in Paris and Munich with a scholarship from the Gulbenkian Foundation. He later completed his studies in Alcalá de Henares and England, obtaining a Master’s degree in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Sheffield. He has been artistic director of the Academia Festival of Guimaraes and is artistic director of the Symphony Orchestra of the Advanced School of Music and Performing Arts (ESMAE), Porto. He also founded Opera North. He works regularly as a teacher, soloist and conductor of the National Network of Youth and Children’s Orchestras of Venezuela, 2008 Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts, and has performed and taught in diverse countries in Asia, Europe, America and Africa. As a clarinetist, he has performed as soloist with the Portuguese Youth Symphony Orchestra, the orchestra of the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos and the Régie Symphony Orchestra, and has represented Portugal in the World Youth Orchestra. He has been a member of the Lisbon Contemporary Music Group and has conducted the Oporto Soloists. Principal conductor of the ESMAE Symphony Orchestra, he has conducted several operas and has sat on the jury at prestigious competitions. Winner of the Arts and Ideas Prize and the Best Chamber Music and Soloist Cultural Newcomer, he is an honorary member of the International Clarinet Association and holds the title of Latin American Clarinet Personality from the Clariperu Association.

Rodrigo Orviz Pevida (Oviedo, 1994)
After studying music and clarinet in Oviedo, he graduated in Clarinet from the Advanced School of Music and Performing Arts (ESMAE), Porto, under the supervision of Antonio Saiote. He is currently following a Master’s degree course at the Northwestern University, Chicago, under the supervision of Steven Cohen. A student of the Princess of Asturias Foundation’s International Music School, he has played with the Siero Chamber Orchestra, the Galician Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Oviedo Professional Music Conservatory Orchestra, the ESMAE Orchestra and the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Contemporary Music Ensemble, among others. Runner-up in the Oviedo Professional Conservatory Music Competition in 2010 and 2011, he was a finalist in ICA ClarinetFest High School Competition in Los Angeles (2011).

Víctor Díaz Guerra (Cáceres, 1996)
He studied music in his hometown and as a student of our Foundation’s International Music School in Oviedo, where he met Antonio Saiote, who has since mentored his musical career and his clarinet studies. He has been a member of our institution’s International Clarinet Orchestra and belongs to the Youth Orchestra of Extremadura, the European Union Youth Wind Orchestra, the ESMAE Symphony Orchestra and the Federal Band of Extremadura. He also holds a scholarship from the Orchestra of Extremadura. He has won first prize at the High School Solo Competition (2013) and the Young Clarinet Competition in Los Angeles (2014), among others. He is currently in his last year of a Bachelor’s degree in Music under the supervision of Antonio Saiote and has been awarded a scholarship to study for a Master’s degree in Music over the next two academic years at the Colburn School, Los Angeles.

International Music School
The Princess of Asturias Foundation’s International Music School represents the consolidation of an ambitious project initiated in 1990 with the relocation to Asturias of the prestigious chamber orchestra “The Moscow Virtuosi” and of its six renowned professors (Gaiane Pogossova, Tsiala Kvernadze, Alexei Mijlin, Alexander Fedorchenko, Victor Afanassiev and Yuri Nasushkin) under the auspices of our institution. Thus commenced the development of an idea that was to substantially alter the artistic and musical life of the region and constitute the basis of quality teaching not only for young Asturians with musical talent, but also for young musicians from other parts of Spain or abroad. Since then, the Princess of Asturias Foundation’s patronage of music teaching and orchestral activities in the Principality has been strengthened with the backing given to numerous teaching initiatives, some of which have been directly managed by members of The Virtuosi teaching staff. After years of collaboration and on the initiative of Yuri Nasushkin, the Foundation created its International Music School in 2005 to mark the 25th anniversary of the Prince of Asturias Awards Classes are taught by a distinguished international teaching staff, while the school boasts the participation as guest teachers of some of the world’s leading musicians. Some of these have received one of the Awards the Foundation grants each year, making the school different to any other existing in Spain.

The International Music School confirms its goal of providing top class musical education with musicians from prestigious teaching centres worldwide. Since 2005, classes have been imparted by teachers from the Detmold Academy of Music (Germany); the Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Moscow; the Geneva Conservatory of Music; the Robert Schuman School of Music and Media, Düsseldorf; the Russian Gnesin Academy of Music, Moscow; the Rubin Academy of Music and Dance, Jerusalem; the Mons Royal Conservatory (Belgium); the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London; the Advanced School of Music and Performing Arts, Oporto (ESMAE); the Yehudi Menuhin School (UK); the Juilliard School, New York; the Royal College of Music, London; the Giuseppe Verdi State Conservatory of Music, Turin (Italy); the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York; and the Simón Bolivar Advanced Conservatory of Music (Venezuela).

Clarinet trio from the Princess of Asturias Foundation’s International Music School Víctor Díaz Guerra
Rodrigo Orviz Pevida
Antonio Saiote, director

Programa

Trio in B-flat Major Joseph Friedrich Hummel

Bar Américain Lucette Marliac

Tema de la memoria Sefardí Antonio Saiote

Fado- mi Alma! Antonio Saiote

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