Mauricio SoteloComposer, Conductor
A triumphant premiere (...) [Sotelo] has listened thoroughly to Lorca's language, opened its vast acoustic spaces and equipped it with an impressive constellation of different timbres.
Spanish composer Mauricio Sotelo (b.1961) studied composition with Francis Burt at the Vienna University of Music, where he was unanimously awarded the Prize of Honour for graduate studies in 1987. In Vienna he also studied electroacoustic music with Dieter Kaufmann and conducting with Karl Österreicher. He subsequently honed his skills with composer Luigi Nono in Berlin and Venice.
Sotelo has been awarded numerous prizes including the Spanish National Music Prize (2001), the Queen Sofía International Prize for Composition (2000) and the Ernst von Siemens Composers' Prize (1997). His works have been selected for the UNESCO International Composers' Tribune in Paris and have been recognised by international institutions such as the Körber Foundation in Hamburg, the Alban Berg Foundation in Vienna and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany.