Pablo Turlo, a student from the Centre Superior at the Liceu Conservatory Foundation, stood up with the first prize in the 21st edition of the “Intercentros Melómano” competition, in the higher grade category. Turlo is a 3rd year violin student with professor Jordán Tejedor. This award will allow him to offer different concerts throughout the territory and interviews with different media over the next year.
The Final Phase of the competition took place on the 8th and 9th of December at the Auditorium of the Diputación de Alicante-ADDA. A total of 92 musicians participated, from which the jury selected 22 participants for the semi-final and 5 for the final. This year, representing the Liceu Conservatory, 4 students reached the semi-final, Rafael Bañón, piano, Emma Ortega, violin and scholarship holder of the Ferrer-Salat Music Foundation, Gisela Dekort, saxophone and scholarship holder of the Ferrer-Salat Music Foundation, and Pablo Turlo, violin. Gisela Dekort made it to the final and the winner of this edition Pablo Turlo.
The jury for this edition was formed by Francisco Escoda, concert pianist, pedagogue and clinical psychologist; Irene de Juan, pianist, musicologist and music broadcaster for Radio Clásica; David del Puerto, guitarist and composer, winner of the National Music Prize; Cristóbal Soler, orchestra conductor and president of AESDO (Spanish Association of Orchestra Conductors); and Alfonso Carraté, president of the Orfeo Foundation, organiser of the competition, and director of the Intercentros Melómano.
The competition was born in 2002 with the aim of encouraging the active participation of students from conservatories and authorised music teaching centres in professional competitions, having their work and effort evaluated by a prestigious jury. Over the last 21 years, several Liceu Conservatory students have been awarded prizes in this renowned competition, including saxophonist Miquel Vallés (2015) and pianists Xavier Ricarte (2018) and Jorge Nava (2012), among others.
From the Liceu Conservatory Foundation, we congratulate Pablo Turno for this first prize as well as the rest of the students of the Centre Superior Liceu who have participated in the 21st Intercentros Melómano.