News for Humet
- First Messiaen prize for Ramon Humet
[posted 15 January 2007]
On 10 January Spanish composer Ramon Humet has won the first prize in the first edition of the Olivier Messiaen Prize. The prize consists of a C$25,000 scholarship, an OSM commission, a radio broadcast of the work by the Canadian classical radio station Espace musique, a recording of the work on compact disc, a performance of an orchestral work written by the winner by one of Radio France's orchestras, and a commission of a work for piano to be performed during an upcoming Olivier Messiaen International Piano Competition.
Ramon Humet is a graduate of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and has already won several international composition prizes. Humet also teaches composition at the Conservatory of Vila-seca and acoustics and music technology at the Conservatori del Liceu in Barcelona.
Chronological list of works
- Escenes del bosc, 3rd book / Piano solo (Ed. Trito www.trito.es)
- Vent de l’Oest / Shakuhachi solo
- Escenes del Bosc, 2nd book / Piano solo (Ed. Trito www.trito.es)
- Escenas de pajaros / Symphony orchestra (Ed. Trito www.trito.es)
- ...from the meadows / Ensemble and electronics
- Escenes del Bosc, 1st book / Piano solo (Ed. Trito www.trito.es)
- Mar i lluna / Piano and electronics
- Sax quartet / Sax quartet
- Microludis fractals / Piano solo (Ed. Periferia www.periferiamusic.com)
- 3 Nocturns / Sax and ymphony orchestra (Ed. Trito www.trito.es)
Ramon Humet (b. Barcelona, 1968) studied harmony, improvisation and piano with Gerry Weil and Harriet Serr in Caracas, Venezuela. Also he studied composition and orchestration with Josep Soler in Barcelona. He has attended master classes with composers such as Jonathan Harvey, Brian Ferneyhough, Tristan Murail, Salvatore Sciarrino, Walter Zimmermann, Helmut Lachenmann, George Crumb, Beat Furrer, Mauricio Sotelo, Jose Luis Campana, Jesus Rueda, Benet Casablancas, Joan Guinjoan and computer assisted composition at the Ircam.
He has won the Olivier Messiaen International Composition Prize, the XXIV Queen Sofia Composition Prize, and the Joaquin Rodrigo - Villa de Madrid Composition Prize. Also he has received different international commissions.
He holds the degree of Engineer of Telecommunications, from Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, with a concentration in Electronic Equipments. Most of his recent music is published by Editorial Trito.
He teaches acoustics at the Conservatory of the Liceu (Barcelona), and analyses at the Conservatory of Vila-seca. He also studies shakuhachi with shihan Horacio Curti.