Premio Nacional de Música
The Premio Nacional de Música (In English: National Award for Music, or National Music Prize) forms part of the annual National Awards in Spain.
The Spanish Government makes an annual recognition of the people or groups who have made an outstanding or innovative contribution to Spanish cultural life over the previous 12 months, through the conferring of an award in one of 29 areas covering the spectrum of plastic, fine and performing arts, literature, film, history and so on.
The Spanish Ministry of Culture awards two prizes for music every year, generally one for creation (composition) and one for interpretation (work by an individual artist or ensemble, or a musicologist). The Award is granted before 15 December each year on the basis of works published or performed during the preceding 12 months. In addition to the recognition carried by the awards, there is also prize money of 30,000 euros for each of the two categories.
A separate award for contemporary music, the Premio Nacional de las Músicas Actuales, was instituted in 2009.
- List of national music prize winners, Spanish Ministry of Culture. Retrieved 9 April 2011.
- "El músico Alberto Posadas y la Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla, premios Nacionales de Música 2011". El País. Madrid. 11 Oct 2011.
- "Jesús Torres y el pianista Javier Perianes, premios nacionales de música". El País. Madrid. 28 Nov 2012.
- "Elena Mendoza y Diego Fernández Magdaleno, Premios Nacionales de Música 2010". El País. Madrid. 23 Nov 2010.
- "María Bayo y Josep Soler, Premios Nacionales de Música". El País. Madrid. 2 Dec 2009.