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Awards and destinations

The success of the School is the success of its former students. Our more than 850 alumni, from 63 different nationalities, live and work in 200 cities of 41 countries.

These are some of their latest news:

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Flute Alberto Navarra

Alumnus Alberto Navarra has been awarded the First Prize of the  Carl Nielsen International Competition, one of the most prestigious music competitions in the world. Additionally, Alberto has entered the Berliner Philharmoniker's Karajan Academy. 

From 2019 to 2021, Alberto studied at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Flute Chair with professor Jacques Zoon, having received the Diploma to the most outstanding student of his chair in 2021.

Trío Albéniz
Chamber music Trío Albéniz

The Trío Albéniz, formed by alumni Luis María Suárez Felipe (violin), Paula Brizuela Carballo (cello) and Javier Rameiz (piano), has won the First Prize at the 21st Kiejstut Bacewicz International Chamber Music Competition and the Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic Special Prize (Łódź, Poland).

The Trío Albéniz was founded in 2017 at the Reina Sofía School of Music, and its members were recognised as outstanding students and as a chamber music group, taught by Professors Günter Pichler, Heime Müller and Marta Gulyás.

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Chamber Music Leonkoro Quartet

The Leonkoro Quartet, formed by Jonathan Schwarz (violin), Amelie Wallner (violin), Mayu Konoe (viola) and Lukas Schwarz (cello), current students of the International Chamber Music Institute of Madrid, under Professor Günter Pichler, has won the First Prize at the 2022 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition.

Edificio - Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía
Other awards in 2022
  • Martín García, piano - Sir Jeffrey Tate 2022 Award (Hamburg, Alemania)
  • Joidy Blanco, flute– 6th Prize, Kobe International Flute Competition 2022, Japón
  • Ángel Martín Mora, clarinet - 2nd Prize, 5th International Clarinet Competition Ghent (Bélgica), .

Auditorio Nacional Sala de Cámara
Other destinations in 2022
  • Stanislas Kim, cello– ORCAM, Orquesta Comunidad de Madrid, cello soloist.
  • Santy Abril, violin - Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional del Ecuador, concertino.
  • Javier Biosca, bassoon- NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, Hamburgo, bassoon soloist.