Enrique Hernandis Martinez

Instructor

"I was born in 1977 in Carcer, Valencia, Spain. Soon I began my musical studies (age 6), playing percussion, being the youngest of five brothers, all musicians in a symphonic band. I continued my musical studies, majoring in composition and percussion at the Conservatory of Valencia, obtaining the Jose Iturbi Award for the best academic record. I obtained the honors degree in harmony and counterpoint, too. As a composer of symphonic music and chamber music, I’ve won more than 20 prizes in composition competitions."

"If I talk about my experience, my success, and my current vision about music and education, I would say just one sentence: 'The most important thing is not what you learn, but how you learn.'"

Career Highlights

  • Composer
  • Awards include the City of Alicante Award, Villa de Benidorm First Prize and Special Prize by audience rating, Fallera of Valencia Prize, Tolosako Musika Banda First Prize, Hellenikon Idyllion Award for the Olympic Games in Athens, Fallera of Valencia Prize, City of Madrid" Prize,
  • Guest  composer for 5 Tage fur Neue Musik festival in Zurich with soloists Branimir Slokar, Claude Delangle, and Mel Culbertson
  • Conducting awards include second prize in Castellon Government Contest, conducting the Navajas Wind Band
  • Studied contemporary composition in London with Hilda Paredes and psychology at Valencia University
  • Head of the Composition Department  in the Professional Conservatory of Valencia
  • Publications include two harmony books, Ejercitacion Armonica Vol. 1 and 2, released by Rivera  Editores