Mauricio Sotelo

Mauricio Sotelo

Spanish composer Mauricio Sotelo (b. 1961) studied composition with Francis Burt at the Vienna University of Music, where he was unanimously awarded the Prize of Honour for graduate studies in 1987.  In Vienna he also studied electroacoustic music with Dieter Kaufmann and conducting with Karl Österreicher.  He subsequently honed his skills with composer Luigi Nono in Berlin and Venice. Sotelo has been awarded numerous prizes including the Spanish National Music Prize (2001), the Queen Sofía International Prize for Composition (2000) and the Förder Preis of the Foundation Ernst von Siemens (1997).  His works have been selected for the UNESCO International Composers' Tribune in Paris and have been recognised by international institutions such as the Körber Foundation in Hamburg, the Alban Berg Foundation in Vienna and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany. Sotelo’s music has been published by Universal Edition Vienna since 1991.  His works have been premiered in internationally recognized series including the Salzburg Festivals, Wien Modern, Biennale di Venezia, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Munich Biennale, Granada International Festival, Berlin Philharmonic and Konzerthaus, Bonn Beethovenhaus, Köln Philharmonie, Vienna Musikverein and Vienna Konzerthaus, the Netherlands Opera, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Madrid's Teatro Real and the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona …