Prize 'Francisco Guerrero Marín' in the 'XXX Young Composers Award SGAE-CNDM Foundation'.
© Luis Camacho / SGAE Foundation.
Born in Rianxo in 1992, Antón Alcalde is a Spanish composer, publisher and speaker based in Taiwan. His works have been performed in more than 30 countries; from America to Oceania, including countries from Europe and Asia. He has received commissions of important national and international organizations as: Council of Galician Culture (Spain), International Band Competition of Vila de la Sénia (Spain), Bevers Harmonieorkest (Belgium), Izumo Symphonic Band Enishi (Japan), Real Filharmonía de Galicia (Spain) and Hércules Brass Quintet (Spain); and international soloists as Roberto Oliveira, Arturo Costa, J. C. Matamoros and Hiroko Yamakawa.
At the age of 16 years old, Alcalde won the first prize in the II Ibero-American Composition Contest for Band (2009), repeating the award up to five times in the Galician Composition Contest for Band (2009, 2010 and 2011), being the youngest composer in be awarded. Alcalde has received three simultaneous medals (silver and two bronzes) in the Global Music Awards (San Diego, California) and he was twice nominated to the Hollywood Music in Media Awards (Los Angeles, California). In 2016 received the world premiere of his multimedia work 'Holograms', performed by Roberto Oliveira at the 'Extravaganza Percussion Festival', in the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin. In 2017 was selected for a composition residence in the prestigious ArtsIceland Institute of Ísafjörður (Iceland). In 2019, Alcalde won the 'Francisco Guerrero Marín' award in the XXX Young Composers Award SGAE-CNDM Foundation for his work 'Firefly - after Tokyo Blues -'. First performance was given by Koen 2 Ensemble, conducted by José Ramón Encinar at Auditorium 400 of the Queen Sofia National Museum Art Centre. In 2020, his work 'Sculptures in Brass' is selected by the American Brass Quintet for New Music class of the Juilliard Brass Quintet seminar, New York, EE. UU., March of 2020. In 2022 held the world premiere of 'Cantigas', performed by Arturo Costa and Yen-Chih Lin at the National Concert Hall, Recital Hall of Taipei (Taiwán) and his music is performed in a private concert at the Chimei Museum of Tainan by Arturo Costa with the original Stradivari of Boccherini (1709). Winner in the wind orchestra category of the IX Martín Códax Music Awards 2022 for the project 'Heroínas na memoria', designed by Meaño Musical Union Wind Orchestra (BUMM).
In 2011 became member of the Galician Association of Composers and since 2016, under the Aalcalde Music label, he is developing his own publishing project.