Nuria Nuñez Hierro

(born in 1980 in Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain, resident in Berlin). Composer. She studied piano and composition at the Superior Conservatory of Cordoba, Spain. Later she moved to Berlin where she completed her Master studies with distinction at the University of Arts with the composers Elena Mendoza and Iris ter Schiphorst. She also attended seminars with Walter Zimmermann and Arnulf Hermann (instrumentation and orchestration seminars at the Hanns Eisler Musikhochschule). In 2012 she won a scholarship for the masterclasses and workshop of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, with Manuel Hidalgo and Mathias Spahlinger. Her studies have been sponsored by "La Caixa" Foundation, the DAAD and the Government of Andalusia. Her music has been performed in Spain, Italy, Germany, Slovenia, Bogota and Mexico.
Selected Works: fogo asperso que alastra no horizonte, 2008, 4 cl, 4 sax (s, a, t, bar), 2 perc, pf; El Arte de la Guerra, 2007; El friso de la vida, 2005, fl, cl, sax, perc, vl, vlc; Sombras azules sobre lienzo rojo, 2007, fl, cl sib, fg, perc, pf, vl, vla, vlc; Trío H5N3, 2006, sax, fis, pf, vlc; Viaje a Itaca, 2007.
Awards: In 2012 the work "Donde se forjan las quimeras" was nominated for the European Composer Award of the Festival Young Euro Classic Berlin. In 2011 she received the prize Promotion of Commissions for young composers of the Academy of Contemporary Music of the Young National Orchestra of Spain (JONDE), and was selected as composer in residence. Other awards received are the Composition Prize of the CDMC (Centro de Difusion de la Musica Contemporanea) of the Spanish Ministry of Culture during the Young Composer's Meeting INJUVE 2009 and the 1st prize from SGAE/Fundacion Autor in the International Composers Competition 2007, among others.