Universal Edition - Mauricio Sotelo – Biography


Mauricio Sotelo


Born on 2 October 1961 in Madrid.

First musical studies at the conservatory of Madrid.

Composition studies with Francis Burt at the Music Academy in Vienna (1987 diploma passed with distinction).

Continues his postgradual studies with Luigi Nono.

Between 1980 and 1992 Sotelo lived in Vienna and is now resident in Collado Mediano near Madrid.

Awards and world premières (a selection):

1985–87 – Wardwell Stipend of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

1986 – National Youth Orchestra First Prize in Composition (JONDE)

1987–89 – Alban Berg Stiftung Scholarship

1989 – Spanish Authors' Society: First Prize in Composition (SGAE)
City of Vienna Music Fellowship

1992 – West German Radio: Composition Prize/Young Composers Forum

1994 – Liebermann Composition Fellowship

1996 – INAEM Composition Fellowship (Cultural Ministry)
Körber Foundation Award

1997 – Ernst von Siemens Foundation Award

2001 – Spanish National Prize for Composition (Premio Nacional de la Música) and XVIII. Composition-Prize 'Sofia Regina'

2010 - 25 Oct: Word première of Cripta Colonia Güell – música para la ESMUC for two flamenco singers, choir, ensemble and electronics in Barcelona

2011 - 30 Jan: World première of Muerte sin fin for flamenco singer, orchestra and electronics in Amsterdam
31 Jan: World première of Alpha Centauri for ensemble and electronics in Madrid
29 Jun: World première of Muerte sin fin - comentario for narrator, flamenco-dancer, cantaor, instrumental ensemble and electronics in Madrid
08 Sep: World première of Cuerpos robados for violin, declaimer and orchestra in the groups in Schwaz
03 Dec: World première of Luz sobre lienzo for vioiln, flamenco dancer, percussion and live-electronics in Madrid

2012 - 05 May: World première of Azul de lontananza for string sextet in Milan
07 Jun: World première of Cripta – Música para Manuel de Falla for ensemble and electronics in Firenze.

2013 - 25 Jan: World première of Urrutiko urdin for Orchestra in Vitória

2014 - 23 May: World première of BrucknerNachklang for Orchestra in Vienna

2014 - 10 June: World première of Red Inner Light Sculpture in St. Paul