Ginés Martínez Vera, Conductor and Composer
“Ginés has the perfect combination of brain and heart.“
Atso Almila – Professor at Sibelius Academy in Finland.
“This man conducts jazz very well. He feels, knows the style, the history…”
Jorma Panula – Professor at Sibelius Academy in Finland.
He finished his higher studies of orchestra conducting at CSM Manuel Masotti Littel with José Luis López García and José Miguel Rodilla. He did higher studies in jazz composition and arrangements in Madrid with Félix Santos Guindel. Furthermore, he has completed advanced training courses with José R. Pascual Vilaplana, Jorma Panula, Bruno Aprea, Ricardo Frizza, Atso Almila and Miguel Romea to name a few.
He is also a professor with tenure in the Professional Conservatory in Cartagena.
Prizes and Publications:
In 2006 Ginés received the “Young Murcian of the Year” prize awarded by the Youth Institute and the Council of Presidency of the Autonomous Community of Murcia for his musical and artistic career.
He won his first composition award at 13 years of age, in the “Young Stars of the Region of Murcia” competition, with the piece “Campos de mi tierra” (Fields of my Land) and lyrics from the poet Jerónimo Gea.
He won First prize in composition in the International Competition “Villa de Benidorm 2010″ with the piece “Yasmina”.
He has 1 Gold medal in the Global Music Awards and 6 silver medals.
He won the First Prize in Spain in the First Maurice Ravel International Composition Competition in the orchestra category.
He has published the book “Theory and Practise of Modern Music“.
He has realised the following arrangement and composition projects:
“Trompa Flamenca” and “Bésame mucho en latin jazz”, requested by the international horn soloist Paco Rodríguez. The pieces were first performed in New York and played on his tour of Asia and South America. Published by Brotons&Mercandal.
A request from the international trumpet soloist Luis González Martí, the piece “Concert for trumpet” for wind band and trumpet. Gold Medal in the Global Music Awards.
Requested by the violinist Rezart Kapetani the piece “Capricho Árabe”.
Arrangements for the group Vetusta Morla and the OSRM.
Orchestration of the feature film “Cartagonova” nominated for a Goya award.
String arrangement for Abdón Alcaráz in “Gitana”, Gold Vein Award in the 50th Mine Singing Festival of La Unión.
Transcription (four hands) of the four notebooks of I. Albéniz’s “Iberia” suite for the duet Valero-Rodríguez, performed in Spain, France, Italy and Belgium.
Symphonic arrangements for the Flamenco shows “Suspiros de España” and “Mirando el cielo”.
Composition, arrangements and trumpeter in the GMV Big Band.
Symphonic arrangements for the Flamenco show “Del Aire al Tempo”, requested by the guitarist Fran Tornero and the Flamenco singer Curro Piñana (professors in the Superior Musical Conservatory Manuel Massoti Littel).
Arrangements for the 100 years Piazzolla tribute with WDR Funkhausorchester