Composer, Publisher and Speaker
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 North America to Oceania, including South America, Europe and Asia. He has received commissions of important national and international organizations and soloists as: Council of Galician Culture (Spain), International Band Competition of Vila de la Sènia (Spain), Bevers Harmonieorkest (Belgium), Izumo Symphonic Band Enishi (Japan), Curtocircuito Film Festival (Spain), Real Filharmonía de Galicia (Spain), Hércules Brass Quintet (Spain) and international soloists as Alexandre Doisy, Robeto Oliveira and Hiroko Yamakawa.
With just 13 years old, his "Concertino" for solo-timpani was premiered by Nick Woud students at Amsterdam Conservatory of Music (2005). With 15 years old, Alcalde won the first prize in the II Iberoamerican Composition Contest for Band (2009) and also has won the first prize for five times in the Galician Composition Contest for Band (2009, 2010 and 2011), being the youngest composer to 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; and in 2017 was selected as composer in residence of the prestigious ArtsIceland Institute. Alcalde won the prize 'Francisco Guerrero Marín' in the XXX Young Composers Prize SGAE-CNDM Foundation (2019) for his work 'Firefly -after Tokyo Blues-', that was performed by Koen 2 Ensemble, conducted by José Ramón Encinar. In April of 2020, his work 'Sculptures in Brass' is selected by the Juilliard Brass Quintet seminar - offered by the prestigious American Brass Quintet - (New York).
Since 2016, under the Aalcalde Music label, he has developed his own publishing project and is member of the Galician Association of Composers since 2011.