Manuel Blanco

2011 Munich International Music Competition Trumpet Section 1st Prize

Beginning with Maurice André, the 3rd trumpeter in history!

Manuel Blanco (trumpet) Manuel Blanco, trumpet

Born 1985 in Daimiel, Spain. Studied under Martín Baeza Rubio at the Ciudad Real Conservatory, then at the Valencia Conservatory, graduating in 2006 with the highest grades in the history of the conservatory. He is currently studying under Reinhold Friedrich and is further deepening his studies.

After winning many music awards in various places in Spain such as Xativa, Moissen, Castilla La Mancha, and Jeju Island in South Korea, he won the 2011 Munich International Competition with the highest score ever, and received a lot of attention. . He was only the third trumpeter to win the title (the first was Maurice André in 1963 and the second was David Guerrier in 2003).

Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhausorchester, Orchester Philharmonique de Radio France, Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, Berlin State Opera Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini Philharmonic Orchestra, Spanish National Orchestra (since 2004) Solo player) and so on.

As a soloist, he has performed with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Munich Radio Orchestra, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Budapest Chamber Orchestra, the Jeju City Symphony Orchestra, the Russian National Symphony Capella, and the Spanish Camerata 21 Orchestra.

Also active in chamber music, he led the ``Mediterranean Chamber Brass Quintet'' himself, participated in competitions and international music festivals around the world, Jeju Island International Brass Festival (Korea), Lieksa Brass.・She has achieved outstanding results, winning first place in each of the international brass quintet competitions held in Week (Finland).

In the future, the National Orchestra of Spain, Navarre Symphony Orchestra, RTVE Symphony Orchestra, Burgos Symphony Orchestra, Wurzburg Festival Orchestra, Hof Symphony Orchestra, Montevideo Philharmonic, Estonian Philharmonia, 17th International Music Olympus Festival (St. Petersburg) ), Haydn's concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra in Lucerne, many solo recitals and master classes in Japan, China, Korea, Poland, etc., and the first concerto CD with the Spanish National Orchestra. Further activities are expected, such as release schedule from Deutsche Grammophon.

Since January 2012, he has been a professor at the Maurice André International Academy of Music in Valencia.

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