María Concepción Lebrero

(born in Toro, Zamora, Spain, on 24th July 1937). Composer, pianist and teacher. At the age of 10 she received her first prize in piano at the Conservatory of Salamanca. At 13 she obtained a Piano degree in Madrid, with another first prize. She continued her musical studies in Madrid, earning several awards, among which are the special "Luque" awards in Piano Virtuosity "Jesus Guridi" in Organ. Her compositions include music for children, several cycles of lieder for voice and piano, some recorded for RNE, choral works, piano and for organ, cantatas and oratorios. She received commissions from the CDMC and Religious Music Week in Cuenca. Today she is dedicated primarily to teaching and composition.
Selected works: Ave María, choir (5 voices- bi), org; Canciones de salmos y cantos religiosos (1. Aclama al Señor – 2. Aclamad, justos – 3. Dichosos los que esperan – 4. El Señor ama a su pueblo – 5. Envías tu aliento – 6. Oh, Dios, que te alaben), 1996- 2003, choir, org; Remembranza de Juan de la Cruz (1. Soñando; 2. Despertando; 3. Cantando; 4. Tocando la guitarra; 5. Arriesgando; 6. Pensando; 7. Ascendiendo), 1989, chi; Canciones sobre textos de los s. XVI y XVII (1. Muere la vida – 2. Cantilena – 3. Soneto -4. Letrilla), 1984, a, pf; Canciones sobre textos de Rubén Darío (1. ¿Viste triste sol?- 2. Lied -3. Panorama – 4. Plegaria – 5. Amar – 6. Falaz primavera – 7. Tarde del tropic), 1982, a, pf; Cantata "In principio erat Verbum", 2000, choir (voices- bi), org, chamber orchestra; Cantata por la Paz, 1987, a, pf, choir (voices- bi), symphony orchestra, reciter; La Dama y la muerte, 1991, s, a, vlc, pf; Misa "Santa Clara", 2003, choir (5 voices- bi), org
Awards: She was awarded a First Prize at the International Organ Competition in Avila, in dual mode of interpretation and composition, as well as an Honorable Mention for her work Stabat Mater for chorus and orchestra during the Religious Music Week in Cuenca.