JUAN EIRAS COMPOSER                                                              Galician    Spanish   English

 

BIOGRAPHY


Juan Eiras is one of the youngest talented Galician composers with a great projection, who belongs to the Sensitive Generation, according to professor Roberto Relova. His works have been performed by some of the most important musicians and ensembles of Galicia and Spain, such as Real Filharmonía de Galicia, Orquesta Clásica de Vigo, Orquesta Vigo430, Orquestra Sinfónica do CSMVigo, Jove Orquestra de la Generalitat Valenciana, Taller Atlántico Contemporáneo, OCAZEnigma or Plural Ensemble, among others. His music has been heard in Spain, Portugal, Italy, France and Japan.


In 2018 he is selected by the Committee of Experts of the Music area, integrated by independent professionals, to be part of the cultural offer that the Department of Cooperation and Cultural Promotion of the Direction of Cultural and Scientific Relations of AECID, will offer in the 2018 in their network of Embassies and Cultural Centers of Spain. Also in the same year, Eiras is selected for the 40th International Festival of Contemporary Music ENSEMS of Valencia (Spain).


In 2014 Eiras wins the 3rd International Composition Contest for Chamber Music Arturo Dúo Vital, which is promoted by Botín Foundation, with the work Beltane, Memory of the Fire. In 2015 it is premiered by Plural Ensemble, and conducted by Fabián Panisello in the 64th Edition of the International Festival of Santander (Spain).


In 2013 SGAE Foundation, in colaboration with AEOS (Spanish Orchestras Association) grants a scholarship for a commisioned work. In 2014 Old Sailor`s Room is premiered by Real Filharmonía of Galicia in Santiago de Compostela.


In 2012 his work Samhain is winning-award in the Plural Ensemble Young Composers Call, being selected by the prestigious ensemble reading committe, to take part in their 2012-13 tour. Also this  year his work Insomnio (Insomnia) gets the First Prize (Symphonic Section) in the V Galician Composition Contest for Wind Band and Symphonic Section, developed by Federación Galega de Bandas de Música Populares and AGADIC.


In 2009 he gets award Andrés Segovia – José Miguel Ruíz  Morales in the LII Edition of the International University Course of Spanish Music - Music in Compostela. In this same year Eiras is finalist in the II Galician Composition Contest for Wind Band with work Auga levada.


In 2007 he became professor of Composition, holding since 2018 a Chair in Music and Performing Arts in the specialty of Composition. Since 2008 Eiras has been teaching  at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Vigo (CSMV) as professor of Composition, Instrumentation, Analysis and Technologies. In 2017 he became part of the Dos Acordes teaching team, working as private tutor of candidates in the specialty of Composition.


Natural of Vigo (1977), he studied Educación Musical, Piano and Composition,  and was graduated in his hometown with the maximun qualifications. He later studied a Postgraduate Course in Composition with José María Sánchez-Verdú at Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón (CSMA, Spain) and a Master’s Degree in Musical Research at International University of La Rioja (UNIR). At the same time expanded his training with composers such as Antón García Abril, Albert Sardá, Christophe Havel, Arnau Bataller, Nacho de Paz, Héctor Parra, Philippe Hurel, Fabián Panisello, Agustín Charles, Alberto Posadas, Mauricio Sotelo, Ivan Fedele, Beat Furrer, Salvatore Sciarrino, Luis de Pablo, Sofía Gubaidulina and Helmut Lachenmann.







PRIZES - GRANTS - JURIES


2018

I TALLER DE CREACIÓ SONORA JOVE ORQUESTRA

DE LA GENERALITAT VALENCIANA

40º FESTIVAL ENSEMS

Institut Valencià de Cultura

Generalitat Valenciana

Jove Orquestra de la Generalitat Valenciana


2018

AECID ART CATALOG 2018

Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para o Desarrollo

Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación

Government of Spain


2014

1st PRIZE

III CONCURSO INTERNACIONAL DE COMPOSICIÓN PARA MÚSICA DE CÁMARA ARTURO DÚO VITAL

Obra: Beltane, Memory of the Fire

Fundación Botín


2013

GRANT: PROGRAMA DE INCENTIVOS A LA CREACIÓN  

Obra: Old Sailor’s Room

Fundación SGAE e AEOS 

Estreno: Real Filharmonía de Galicia


2013

JURY 

I CONCURSO ROSALIANO DE COMPOSICIÓNS BREVES

CMUS Profesional de Vigo


2012

1st PRIZE 

V CONCURSO GALEGO DE COMPOSICIÓN PARA BANDA DE MÚSICA E SECCIÓN SINFÓNICA 

Obra: Insomnio

Federación Galega de Bandas de Música Populares (FGMBP) y XUGA


2012

PRIZE 

CONVOCATORIA PARA JÓVENES COMPOSITORES, PLURAL ENSEMBLE 2012

Obra: Samhain

Plural Ensemble (Madrid, Spain)


2011

JURY 

IV CONCURSO DE COMPOSICIÓN PARA BANDAS DE MÚSICA 

Federación Galega de Bandas de Música Populares (FGMBP) y XUGA


2011

JURY 

X CERTAME DE NOVOS INTÉRPRETES SOLISTAS JOSÉ VALCÁRCEL

A Estrada (Galicia, Spain)


2009

FINALIST 

II CONCURSO GALEGO DE COMPOSICIÓN PARA BANDA DE MÚSICA

Obra: Auga levada

Federación Galega de Bandas de Música Populares (FGMBP) y XUGA


2009

ANDRÉS SEGOVIA - JOSÉ LUIS RUÍZ DE MORALES PRIZE

LII CURSO UNIVERSITARIO INTERNACIONAL DE MÚSICA ESPAÑOLA -

MÚSICA EN COMPOSTELA 

Modalidad: Música Sinfónica y Contemporánea

Música en Compostela - USC - XUGA


2006 

FINALIST

RUNAS  2006

Irtio

Festival do Mundo Celta de Ortigueira (Galicia, Spain)


2003 

FINALIST

IV CONCURSO FOLK CUARTU LOS VALLES

Irtio

Navelgas, Tineo (Asturias, Spain)


2001 

FINALIST

I CONCURSO FOLK DE CUARTU LOS VALLES 

Alfolíes

Navelgas, Tineo (Asturias, Spain)


2000 

1st PRIZE

I CONCURSO FOLC DE RADIO OBRADOIRO 

Alfolíes

Radio Obradoiro, Santiago de Compostela (Galicia, Spain)


2000 

FINALIST

I CONCURSO FOLC DE RADIO OBRADOIRO 

Irtio

Radio Obradoiro, Santiago de Compostela (Galicia, Spain)


2000

1st PRIZE

I DÍA DA MÚSICA XOVE 

Irtio 

XUGA


1999 

FINALIST

SAN ESTEBO DE RIBAS DE SIL

Irtio 

ZOUMA RECORDS, Ourense (Galicia, Spain)


1999 

1st PRIZE

X CONCURSO DE MÚSICA FOLK DE GALICIA

Irtio 

XUGA











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