The Iberoamerican University Foundation (FUNIBER) extends its support to the Fundación Hispania Música (Hispania Música Foundation), a partner center of the Universidad Europea del Atlántico (European University of the Atlantic, UNEATLANTICO), organizer of the 12th Semana Internacional de la Música de Cámara (International Chamber Music Week, SIMCE), which will conclude on December 3.
The festival, which is held annually, thematically analyzes the life and work of eminent figures from Málaga in relation to the Spanish music and composers of their time. Admission to the event is free until full capacity is reached, and the complete program can be consulted at the following link link.
Throughout its 11th editions, the festival has proven to meet the objectives of highlighting and showcasing the intense research work in the field of Hispanic classical music that is continuously and systematically carried out by the Fundación Hispania Música and its Concerto Málaga string orchestra.
Thanks to the diversity of spaces and environments, different conferences, lectures, and concerts have been held that are accessible to all types of audiences within SIMCE, the festival has become a real meeting place for musicians, researchers, musicologists, and the interested public, as well as university professors and interpreters who specialize in the academic and registration aspects.
The closing concert, scheduled for December 3, will feature the participation of Gil de Gálvez, president of Hispania Música, who recently completed a tour of concerts in Central America with the support of the Obra Cultural (Cultural Work) of FUNIBER and UNEATLANTICO. Since 1996, he has been First Violin and orchestra leader of Concerto Málaga.
Gálvez is a multifaceted artist who approaches music from different perspectives: performance, pedagogy, dissemination, management, and research, with the violin, his instrument, and orchestral conducting as the common thread. As a conductor, he debuted at the Teatro Nacional de El Salvador (National Theater of El Salvador) and obtained great success conducting the Orquesta Filarmónica Nacional de Venezuela (National Philharmonic Orchestra of Venezuela) at the Teatro Teresa Carreño (Teresa Carreño Theater) in Caracas.
Among his academic merits, he holds an International Doctorate cum laude by unanimous decision in music and education from the University of Málaga. He obtained the official postgraduate degree of Master of Arts in Classical String Performance in violin and chamber music with the highest qualification (First Class with Honors) awarded by the University of Limerick (Ireland).