Enrique Hernandis Martinez

  • Career Highlights
    • Composer
    • Guest composer for 5 Tage fur Neue Musik festival in Zurich with soloists Branimir Slokar, Claude Delangle, and Mel Culbertson
    • 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
    • Private lessons of contemporary composition in London with Hilda Paredes and psychology at Valencia University
  • Awards
    • 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
    • Second prize in Castellon Government Contest, conducting the Navajas Wind Band

In Their Own Words

"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.'"