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Anton Garcia Abril (b5/19/1933)

Antón García Abril was born in Teruel on 19 May in 1933. Between 1952 and 1955, he studied at the Madrid Royal Conservatory of Music under Julio Gmez and Francisco Cales, and at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena under Vito Frazzi (composition), Paul van Kempen (orchestral conducting) and Angelo Francesco Lavagnino (film music). In 1964, he furthered his studies at the Santa Cecilia National Academy in Rome under Goffredo Petrassi, on a scholarship from the Juan March Foundation in Madrid. In the following year he won the Tormo de Plata Prize on the occasion of the IV Cuenca religious Music Week for Cantico delle creature. With Luis de Pablo and Cristbal Halffter, he also represented Spain at the 39th International Festival held by the International Contemporary Music Society (SIMC) in Madrid. He became lecturer in Musical Composition and Form at the Madrid Royal Conservatory Music in 1974. Five years later his Hispavox recording of Concierto aguediano granted him the Ministry of Culture Prize and in 1981 the Ministry of Cultures Andrés Segovia Composition Prize for Evocaciones and Cross of San Jorge (St. George) awarded by the Teruel Provincial Authority.



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