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2023

Premis Núvol 2023 – Castafiore

Raquel García-Tomás received the Castafiore Award – Premis Núvol 2023, a prestigious recognition in the cultural landscape of Catalonia. These awards celebrate excellence and innovation across various artistic disciplines, highlighting outstanding contributions to the arts and culture sector.

‘Alexina B.’ at the International Opera Awards 2023

The opera 'Alexina B.' by Raquel García-Tomás has been nominated for the International Opera Awards in the category of World Premiere. The International Opera Awards is a prestigious event that recognizes excellence in opera productions worldwide.. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on November 9, 2023, in Warsaw, Poland.

Premis de la Crítica d’Amics del Liceu 2023

The "Premis de la Crítica dels Amics del Liceu 2023" recognized 'Alexina B.' with the Special Jury Prize for Best World Premiere of the 2022/23 season. These awards aim to celebrate excellence in opera and performing arts, honouring outstanding achievements and contributions within the cultural landscape of Barcelona's iconic opera house.

III Contemporary Festival 2023 (International Music Festival of the Canary Islands)

On October 10, 2023, Raquel García-Tomás participated as a speaker at the III Contemporary Festival 2023 (International Music Festival of the Canary Islands) alongside composers Joan Magrané, Belenish Moreno-Gil, Nuria Núñez Hierro, and Mauricio Sotelo.

‘Tiempo Suspendido’ in Prague

On October 2, 2023, the Berg Orchestra premiered the alternative version of 'Estudio Sonomecánico Núm. 1 – Tiempo Suspendido' at the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art in Prague. The concert was organized in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes Prague.

‘Per Precaució’ at the GREC Festival

On July 12th and 13th, 2023, the micro-opera 'Per precaució' was performed at l’Ateneu Barcelonès as part of the GREC Festival of Barcelona. The performers were soprano Dolors Aldea and harpist Ester Pinyol.

Concorso Internazionale di Composizione 2 de agosto

On July 8th, Raquel García-Tomás participated as a jury member at the Concorso Internazionale di Composizione organized by Teatro Comunale di Bologna. The concert featuring the winning piece and finalist works took place on August 2nd in Bologna, performed by the Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna under the baton of conductor Jaume Santonja.

Ceremony of the 16th edition of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards

The Ceremony of the 16th edition of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards took place from June 18th to 20th, 2023. The jury, composed of Pedro Halffter Caro, Víctor García de Gomar, Silvia Colasanti, Raquel García Tomás, Juan Carlos Garvayo Medina, Peter Paul Kainrath, and Gabriela Ortiz Torres, had determined months before that the winner of this edition would be the British composer Thomas Adès.

‘Je suis narcissiste’ at the Teatro de la Maestranza

The opera 'Je suis narcissiste' by R. García-Tomás and H. Tornero was performed on May 20th and 21st, 2023, at Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville. The production was conducted by Vinicius Kattah and directed by Marta Pazos.

World Premiere of  ‘Les portes del món’  by R. García-Tomás and Bernat Castany

On April 17, 2023, the world premiere of ‘Les portes del món’ took place as part of Cantània 2023. Cantània, an educational project created by L’Auditori de Barcelona with 34 years of history, involved participation from 105 schools across various locations, hosting over a hundred concerts throughout April, May, and June. The concerts were held across Catalonia and in Burgos and Guimarães (Portugal).

World Premiere of ‘Alexina B.’ at the Gran Teatre del Liceu

On March 18, 2023, the opera ‘Alexina B.’, by Raquel García-Tomás, Irène Gayraud, and Marta Pazos, had its world premiere at the Gran Teatre del Liceu. Three additional performances followed consecutively on March 20, 21, and 22. For more information on the premiere, including photos and reviews, click the following link.

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