María José Belenguer

(born in Onda, Castellón, Spain, 1983, resident in Madrid, Spain) composer, flautist and teacher. She studied music at the Conservatory of Castellón, where she obtained the Degrees in specialty of Flute (2008) and Composition (2009). Later she studied the official Master in Music Therapy at the Catholic University of Valencia (2011). She attended several courses and seminars during her training with composers like Jose Manuel López López, Augustín Charles, Tomás Marco, Cristobal Halffter, José María Sánchez Verdú. She was awarded by the Government of Andalusia with a scholarship to attend the course of composition: Cátedra Manuel de Falla (2007), with the composer Mauricio Sotelo as tutor of the course, in which her work, "Marabunta", was premiered. She was selected for the reading panel of the Encuentro de composición INJUVE 2007 and to participate in the Encuentro de composición INJUVE 2008. Following these meetings, she began to attend private lessons in London with the composer Hilda Paredes, which lasted two years. She attended the "Seminario Permanente de Composición" (Valencia, 2009), with Mauricio Sotelo as tutor. Currently lives in Madrid, where she teaches flute, piano and music theory at the School of Music Arion.
Selected works: Music for audiovisual: Aeterna; Arte y Ensayo; Heraion. Chamber music: Eclipse, wind quintet; Recreación, fl, pf; Nostalgia de recuerdos inexistentes, pf; Seguir caminant, fl, pf; Esferas, vibr.; Schou jom, fl, ectr.
Awards: The Second prize "Carmelo Alonso Bernaola" in the 23rd edition of the Young Composers Awards Foundation Author-CNDM 2012, with her work "Ida y vuelta"

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