“Concurso de Composición y Arreglos para Big Bands” actually is the only International Arrangement Competition held in Spain. Now in its fifth edition, the Competition is supported by SGAE (Spanish Society of Authors and Publishers) and Asociación Cultural Ool-Ya-Koo and it’s dedicated to arrangements based on compositions registered on the SGAE repertoire.

I was invited both as conductor of Ool-Ya-Koo Big Band, the orchestra that performed the finalist arrangements, both as member of Jury. It was an exciting experience!! The quality of finalists’ arrangements was very good, and all these repertoire was really a demanding job for the orchestra.