Introduction
 
 
 
 

Chamber music is a discipline of singular cultural importance and a fundamental genre in the history of art. In the course of history, all composers have composed pieces for different instrumental formations, including pieces for wind, string and piano. It is not only important as a musical genre and in cultural heritage, but it also has a fundamental pedagogical value for the complete development of musicians.

García Abril is one of the most prestigious composers in the world. His work continues Spanish tradition and includes significant innovations. He has composed many symphony, chamber and vocal pieces and also has devoted part of his work to cinema and television, such as the pieces composed for the serial “El hombre y la Tierra”. He has been awarded numerous prizes during his career: Premio Nacional de Música de España, Premio Iberoamericano de la Música Tomás Luis de Victoria, (regarded as one of the most important prizes in the world of music), Gold Medal of the Academy of Spanish Cinema 2014, among others.

The Conservatory of Music "José Salinas" of Baza is located in the highlands of Granada, in eastern Andalusia (Spain), where the Sixth International Chamber Music Competition "Anton Garcia Abril" will be celebrated. Whose name was chosen in 2011 by the educational community of the Conservatory to name the auditorium of the Centre. It is also the result of a great admiration for Maestro García Abril, his musical legacy and his great work in the field of Spanish and International Music.

Promoted by the leadership of Francisca García Vázquez (Head of the Conservatory then), the project of the creation of a Chamber Music International Competition arises with the intention of being a platform of international diffusion for professional chamber music groups.

From the beginning, the project was supported by the teachers, students and other members of the Conservatory community, and it also had a wonderful welcome from the people of the city. The project finally became reality in 2012, under the patronage of the City Council of Baza and the Provincial Council of Granada, with the celebration of the first edition of the Antón García Abril International Chamber Music Competition. Since then, it has become one of the most prestigious international competitions in Spain.

Maestro Antón García Abril has visited our Conservatory in several times. He has always demonstrated gratitude, generosity, affection and enthusiasm, which is decisive in our life community according to our philosophy of music education.

Sixth Edition will be celebrated in September 2017, organized by the “International Association of Chamber Music Competition Antón García Abril”.

To all musicians and lovers of chamber music.

See you in september 2017.