New music for brass

the Isla Verde Bronces International Brass Festival, with the purpose of encouraging musical creation and enriching the brass ensemble music heritage, has promoted since 2011, two different proposals.

During its lasted two editions (2015-2016) the IVBIBF received the special participation of a Composer in Residence. He worked with several ensembles (Faculty Ensemble included) writing new pieces for brass ensembles whiches has been premiered during the Festival.

The composer in both editions was the swedish Stefan Johnsson; and the pieces were: “Encuentros” (2015), click to see the premiere videos: (1er Mov., 2do Mov., 3er Mov. ); “Isla Verde Bronces Aniversario, 3 Fanfarrias” (2016).

By the other hand, during the 2011-2014 editions, the IVBIBF launched 4 editions of a Brass Composition Contest (4 trpts, 3 trbns, 2 hns, Tuba).

The Contest has been supported by Barry Editorial and Fundación Microarte

These are the prize winners of all the editions:

First Prize:
-“With Bated Breath”, Etienne Haan – Estrasburgo, France.(click here to see the premiere)Buy the material

1st Mention:
-“Astoriana”, Jorge Arturo Castillo García – Xalapa, Veracruz, México.

2nd Mention:
-“Lágrimas de Níquel”, Andrés Mauricio Acosta – Ibagué, Colombia.

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First Prize:
-“Obertura Yaraví”, Fernando Roberto Sanchís Gandia – Ontinyent, Valencia, Spain. (click here to see the premiere)Buy the material

-1st Mention:
“Milongato”, Fabricio Maximiliano Gatta – Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina. (click here to see the premiere)

2nd Mention
-“Rituales de Carnaval”, Ariel Hagman – Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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First Prize:
-“Gagarará”, Brian Martínez Rodríguez – Valencia, Spain. (click here to see the premiere)Buy the material

1st Mention:
-“Obertura Latinoamericana”, Javier Pérez Garrido – Cartagena (Murcia), Spain.

-2nd Mention:
-“Basta para mí, basta para todos”, Javier Alejandro Iandritsky – Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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First Prize:
-“Sospechoso”, Franco Polimeni – Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires. (click here to see the premiere)Buy the material

1st Mention:
-“Tres Piezas para Bronces”, Ramón Ignacio Freijo – Córdoba City.

2nd Mention:
-“Horizontes Reflexivos”, Gonzalo Gabriel Gimenez – Remedios de Escalada, Buenos Aires.

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