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Happy birthday teachers!

February 8 is a very special day for FSO, it is the birthday of two music masters: John Williams and our director Constantino Martínez-Orts. Coincidence, right? Maybe that's why we like the great John Williams even a little more. This year, we have given a lot of prominence to the author who turns 86 today, as we are touring with some of his best works at the #FSOTour.

But today we want to talk to you a little more about our director, Constantino. He is a composer, conductor and music popularizer specialized in film music. He is an intelligent and expressive musician, uniquely characterized by his contagious enthusiasm and the passion he conveys in his performances. If you have been to any of our concerts you will know that seeing him conducting the orchestra is a fantastic spectacle, due to the passion and dedication he conveys. Few people have seen music live like this.

Such a vocational career could only culminate in success and it has. Constantino has won numerous international awards such as the Grand Prize for Orchestral Conducting of Moldova or the 2nd Prize at the International Orchestral Conducting Competition in Craiova.

As a composer he has obtained the following awards: the “Postgraduate Composers Prize” that The London College of Music awards to the best Master composer; Prize in the “Amadeus” National Composition Competition; Prize in the 'Tomas Luis de Victoria' International Composition Competition; Award for Best Soundtrack at the XXXI edition of the Valencia Film Festival; Jerry Gold Misth Award for his work Pax et Bonum among others... In short, we cannot give him any other title other than that of teacher.

Look at the surprise we prepared for him at the last concert in Barcelona!