|Categories||Classical, Contemporary, Soundtrack/Film Music|
Carlos Duque was born in Madrid and attended the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música. He has studied analisis and composititon with well know masters like Carmelo Bernaola, Arturo Tamayo, and specially with José Luis de Delás. He received his bachelor degree of Antrophology at Complutense University in Madrid and has an MA in Composition from City University (London). He is at present studying for his Phd at City University, researching the orchestral works of Roberto Gerhard. His works have been performed in venues such as the National Auditorium of Music, Círculo de Bellas Artes, International Festival of Contemporary Music of Alicante, and in different countries such as Japan, Germany, Great Britain and the USA. He was the finalist of the SGAE prize for young composers with the piece Cronos, for chamber music, in 1998. He also won first prize in the Frederic Mompou competition 1999 with the piece Dánae for quintet with piano, the first prize in the International Composition Contest Francisco Escudero 2008 with the piece Iduna for accordion, the second prize in the International Composition Contest Cristobal Halftter 2008 with the piece Ixión for organ, and the City University Composition Contest "lawinapod" 2008. He has been hailed "The young composer of the year" in Catalunia, by Juventudes Musicales, during the year 2000. His electroacustic music is recorded in “Time” on Cronos Digital Records. All his works are edited and administrated in Boileau and Pygmalión.