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Antonio García Jorge

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In 2013 and 2014 Antonio García Jorge had considerable success in a number of international competitions, winning three first prizes (Marco Fiorindo, Dreux and Andorra SaxFest). His success brought him to China, where in November 2015 he gave a recital and masterclass in Xi'an auditorium. He holds a scholarship from the "institute of youth of the Spanish council", the prize for interpretation from the "Spanish college" in Paris and obtained an award from "foundation Meyer", this will allow him to record a disc in February 2016 at CNSMDP based around Spanish music for saxophone.
Interested by contemporary music, he has worked with composers of his generation, Antonio collaborated with IRCAM and has worked with composers such as Fredy Vallejos, Joan Magrané, José Manuel López López, Gilbert Amy, César Camarero and Luis Naón.
He has performed concerts as soloist with the following ensembles, “Ensemble de Saxophones du Conservatoire de Versailles”, “l'Orchestre du CNSMDP”, “l'Orchestre d'Harmonie de la Ville” de Nice, the Band “Unión Musical Segoviana”, The Kammart Ensemble et the National Orchestra of Andorre. As an orchestral musician he has played regularly with The Symphonic Orchestra of Castilla y Léon (OSCyL) and has performed with “l'Orchestre du CNSMDP” in the main hall at la Philharmonie de Paris.
After having obtained his Masters degree from the Paris conservatoire (CNSMDP) in Claude Delangle's saxophone class, Antonio entered the third cycle (DAI) for contemporary music at the same establishment. At the same time he follows a Masters degree in chamber music with David Walter with a formation he cofounded, the Yendo saxophone quartet. He has performed with the quartet during the broadcasts "Génération Jeunes Interprètes" et “Alla Breve” on France Music. Antonio is saxophone professor at the conservatoire "Oliver Messiaen" at Saint-Maurice (Paris).