Sony Pixel Power calrec Sony

Four-Time Oscar Nominee and 11-Time Goya Winner Alberto Iglesias Receives Honorary Doctorate at Berklee Valencia Commencement

05/07/2022

Four-Time Oscar Nominee and 11-Time Goya Winner Alberto Iglesias Receives Honorary Doctorate at Berklee Valencia Commencement One of Spain's most revered international composers, Iglesias has been recognized twice for his outstanding contributions to the Spanish cinematographic scene by the Spanish Ministry of Culture.

By

Tori Donahue

July 5, 2022

Alberto Iglesias speaking at Berklee Valencia Commencement on Monday, July 4, at the Auditori Superior of Les Arts in Valencia, Spain.

Image courtesy of Tato Baeza and Vicente A. Jim nez

Berklee President Erica Muhl presented an honorary Doctor of Music degree to acclaimed Spanish composer Alberto Iglesias on July 4 at the commencement ceremony for the master's degree programs at Berklee's campus in Valencia, Spain. In advance of the ceremony, graduate students prepared and performed a medley of some of Iglesias's most renowned compositions at the commencement concert, held at l'Hemisf ric on Saturday, July 2.

An 11-time Goya Award winner and four-time Oscar nominee, Iglesias is one of Spain's most revered international composers. With a musical background that includes studies in piano, composition, counterpoint, and electronic music, he is recognized globally for his collaborations with some of the most prestigious Spanish film directors, including Pedro Alm dovar, Julio Medem, Iciar Bolla n, Bigas Luna, and Isabel Coixet. He has also worked with international film directors Oliver Stone, Fernando Meirelles, and Marc Forster, among many others.

It's a pleasure for me to be here sharing this very important day in your life and in my life, too, said Iglesias to the graduating class. We all represent a commitment with the art of music, we represent a craft that, in a combination of sounds, looks for a reflection of peoples lives and ideas of the world. Its not an easy craft but we know that it is the most thrilling. The maximum beauty of music is going to need your capabilities, to coordinate the learnt with the unknown, the written with the improvised, the light with the dark. You are the arrow that will change the world, I believe so.

Throughout a career that has spanned more than 40 years, Iglesias has garnered numerous recognitions for his work. In addition to 11 Goya Awards, he has won the Best Soundtrack Award at the Cannes Film Festival, Best Composer at the European Film Awards, and Soundtrack Composer of the Year at the World Soundtrack Awards in 2005 and 2012. In addition, Iglesias is a Golden Globe nominee for Best Original Score and a British Academy Film Award nominee for Best Original Music. The Spanish Ministry of Culture has recognized him twice for his outstanding contributions to the Spanish cinematographic scene.

In presenting the honorary degree, President Muhl praised Iglesias for his brilliant understanding of the natural synergy between visual and musical storytelling, and his masterful gift for narrative artistry. He has influenced entire new generations of composers for whom story and the collaborative magic that happens when music binds with and fuels human artistic expression of all kinds is a singular goal, she added.

At the commencement ceremony, 137 graduates from 42 countries received Master of Music degrees in music production, technology, and innovation; scoring for film, television, and video games; and contemporary performance (production concentration); and Master of Arts degrees in global entertainment and music business. Students who completed Berklee's post-master's program were also recognized at the ceremony.

Berklee's honorary doctorate recipients are recognized for their achievements and influences in music, and for their enduring contributions to American and international culture. Past recipients include Duke Ellington (the first, in 1971), Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones, Smokey Robinson, Steven Tyler, Loretta Lynn, Juan Luis Guerra, Annie Lennox, Paco de Lucia, Carole King, Willie Nelson, George Clinton, Rita Moreno, Lionel Richie, A. R. Rahman, Justin Timberlake, and Missy Elliott. In the last five years the Valencia campus has awarded honorary doctorates to John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola, Imogen Heap, Lila Downs, and Gilberto Gil.

About Berklee Valencia Berklee's campus in Valencia, Spain, is the first international campus established by the renowned Berklee College of Music, and its first campus outside of Boston. Located in the iconic City of Arts and Sciences, the magnificent 3,600-square-meter campus has been designed specifically for music and is equipped with state-of-the art technology.

Berklee's Valencia campus aims to provide a hub to launch careers across the globe for the most musically talented international students. Offering a unique curriculum, as well as an International Career Center to assist students in their transition from student to music professional, the campus presented Berklee College of Music's first graduate master's degree programs in contemporary music-scoring for film, television and video games; contemporary performance (production concentration); and global entertainment and music business-in 2012. A fourth graduate program launched in 2013: music production, technology, and innovation.

In addition, the campus offers a study abroad program for Berklee students from Boston, summer and special programs, and a new way for musicians around the world to join the global music community-as performers, practitioners, and leaders. For more information, visit valencia.berklee.edu.

Related Categories

News

Most Popular

Kendrick Lamar

Image by I aki Espejo-Saavedra

Kendrick Lamars New Album Is Full of Berklee Collaborators Berklee alumni played significant roles in every step of the creation of Kendricks double album, Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers.

Latest

Alberto Ig
LINK: https://www.berklee.edu/berklee-now/news/four-time-oscar-nominee-and-1...
See more stories from berklee

North America Stories

12/08/2022

Boston Conservatory at Berklee Dancers to Perform at KCON Los Angeles

Boston Conservatory at Berklee Dancers to Perform at KCON Los Angeles Thirteen dance students will perform four times throughout the convention, including ope...

12/08/2022

Disneys DTC Subs Surpass Netflix

BURBANK, Calif. As Disney announced significant subscription price increases (opens in new tab) for its streaming services and launch dates for a lower-cost ad-...

12/08/2022

RTVE Deploys TVU Networks Cloud Technology

ALMAGRO, Spain Spanish national public broadcaster Radiotelevisi n Espa ola (RTVE) in July used cloud-based 4K and 5G live production technology from TVU Networ...

12/08/2022

Olympic Broadcasting Services Lays Out Initial Plans for Paris 2024

PARIS With just under two years to go until the start of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS) has revealed its initial plans for th...

12/08/2022

Producer Evan Shapiro to Keynote NAB Show New York Opening

WASHINGTON Award-winning film producer Evan Shapiro will keynote the 2022 NAB Show New York opening event. In his presentation, Bringing Media Into the Current...

12/08/2022

FTC Eyes Rules Cracking Down on 'Commercial Surveillance'

WASHINGTON D.C. The Federal Trade Commission has announced it is exploring rules to crack down on harmful commercial surveillance and lax data security....

12/08/2022

SDVI to Highlight Rally Enhancements at IBC2022

AMSTERDAM At the 2022 IBC Show in Amsterdam, Sept 9-13, SDVI will showcase the latest developments in media supply chain optimization, including net-zero emissi...

12/08/2022

A+E to Launch Crime+Investigation Play' DTC Service in U.K.

LONDON A+E Networks UK & EMEA has announced that it will launch the direct-to-consumer true crime streaming service Crime+Investigation Play on the 5th of Septe...

12/08/2022

Sky Studios Elstree Selects Xytech Systems Resource Management Software

BOREHAMWOOD, U.K. Sky Studios Elstree, a joint venture of Sky and NBCUniversal, has selected Xytech Systems resource management software for its complete operat...

12/08/2022

Chicken Soup Closes Redbox Deal

COS COB, Conn. & OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment has announced that the company has completed the acquisition of Redbox Entertain...

12/08/2022

HBO Max Creates 'Our Flag Means Death' Using Blackmagic Design

FREMONT, Calif. Blackmagic Design has announced that the HBO Max series Our Flag Means Death used extensive Blackmagic Design products to create the stunning ...

12/08/2022

Canon Releases New PTZ Protocols for CR-N500 and CR-N300 4K PTZ Cameras

Canon Releases New PTZ Protocols for CR-N500 and CR-N300 4K PTZ Cameras Brie Clayton August 11, 2022 0 Comments Canon CR-N500 and CR-N300 Firmware Upd...

12/08/2022

PHABRIX launches QxP - The portable QxL

PHABRIX launches QxP - The portable QxL Brie Clayton August 11, 2022 0 Comments PHABRIX, a broadcast test & measurement innovator, has announced the la...

12/08/2022

VEGAS Creative Software Launches VEGAS Pro 20

VEGAS Creative Software Launches VEGAS Pro 20 Brie Clayton August 11, 2022 0 Comments VEGAS Pro 20 Enhances Cloud Collaboration with New VEGAS Hub Feat...

12/08/2022

ATOMOS CONNECT and SHOGUN CONNECT new firmware enables Frame.io Camera to Cloud workflows

ATOMOS CONNECT and SHOGUN CONNECT new firmware enables Frame.io Camera to Cloud ...

12/08/2022

Ross elevates its production switcher lineup with significant upgrades to the Carbonite & Acuity product lines

Ross Video's comprehensive production switcher lineup grows more robust and ...

12/08/2022

Beats n Bars festival moves to American Tobacco in Durham

The Beats n Bars Festival is relocating to the American Tobacco Campus in September. The festival kicks off Friday, Sept. 16, with a free hip hop show at Bouri...

11/08/2022

Celebrate the 25th Birthday of The Full Monty, Plus 4 More Sundance Films With August Anniversaries

By Vanessa Zimmer Twenty-five years ago this month, many of us learned the mean...

11/08/2022

WLII-DT Deploys Comark Transmitter

SOUTHWICK, Mass. Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark LLC has announced that WLII is on-air with a new Comark 19.2kW Parallax VHF band 3 transmitter....

11/08/2022

Ad-Supported Disney+ Tier To Launch On December 8

BURBANK, Calif. Disney+ has announced that it will launch its ad-supported subscription offering in the U.S. at $7.99 and that it will increase standalone sub p...

11/08/2022

Ikegami Europe to Demonstrate Latest-Generation Broadcast Production Technology at IBC2022

Ikegami Europe to Demonstrate Latest-Generation Broadcast Production Technology ...

11/08/2022

New NVIDIA Neural Graphics SDKs Make Metaverse Content Creation Available to All

New NVIDIA Neural Graphics SDKs Make Metaverse Content Creation Available to All Brie Clayton August 11, 2022 0 Comments A dozen tools and programs - i...

11/08/2022

8 Full-Tuition Scholarships Awarded at Berklee City Music Concert

8 Full-Tuition Scholarships Awarded at Berklee City Music Concert Since its inception, the City Music program has awarded more than 250 four-year, full-tuitio...

11/08/2022

Ian Pannell Named Chief Foreign Correspondent at ABC News

Ian Pannell has been named chief foreign correspondent at ABC News. He joined ABC News in 2017 as senior foreign correspondent, based in London, after 26 years ...

11/08/2022

Vin Diesel in Guardians of the Galaxy' Spinoff on Disney Plus

I Am Groot, five original shorts inspired by Guardians of the Galaxy, premieres on Disney Plus August 10. Vin Diesel, who voices Groot in the film franchise, vo...

11/08/2022

Food Network Gives Alex vs America TVs Biggest Promo Push

B+C has partnered with always-on TV ad measurement and attribution company iSpot.tv to bring you a weekly chart we call Promo Mojo: exclusive data showing TV...

11/08/2022

Disney Grows Streaming Subscribers to 221 Million, Tying Netflix

The Walt Disney Co. said it had 221 million total streaming subscribers at the end of its third fiscal quarter, up 16.5 million from last quarter, and tying it ...

11/08/2022

Vizio Streams a $2.3 Million Profit on Platform Plus Gains

Vizio swung to a profit in the second quarter as the companys platform plus business showed big gains in hours spent watching and revenue....

11/08/2022

Cindy Hsu Named Anchor of WCBS New York 9 A.M. Newscast

Cindy Hsu will anchor the WCBS New York 9 a.m. news when it debuts Monday, September 12. Hsu has been at WCBS for 30 years. She anchors weekend newscasts and is...

11/08/2022

Disney Adjusts Outlook for 2024 Streaming Subscribers

The Walt Disney Co. adjusted its outlook for how many streaming subscribers it will have from the targets it originally set when it launched Disney Plus....

11/08/2022

Frndly TV Sees Higher Engagement, Grows Impressions in Second Quarter

Frndly TV, which bills itself as the affordable TV service for the whole family, said it continued to grow in the second quarter, posting gains in subscriber us...

11/08/2022

Lisa Bashi Joins Team Whistle as Chief Financial Officer

Team Whistle said it hired Lisa Bashi as chief financial officer....

11/08/2022

Xumo Makes Deal Bringing Films From Magnolia Pictures to FAST Market

Xumo said it made a two-year exclusive deal bringing movie titles from Magnolia Pictures to the free ad-supported streaming television market for the first time...

11/08/2022

Nexstar Launches The Hill TV Streaming Channel on Plex

WASHINGTON D.C. Nexstar's The Hill is making its first foray into the OTT business with the launch of a free streaming service The Hill TV on Plex....

11/08/2022

Nielsen Expands National TV Panel to 42K Homes

NEW YORK In a move that will help Nielsen get its measurement service reaccredited and prepare for the full launch of Nielsen One, Nielsen has announced that it...

11/08/2022

Phabrix Launches QxP

THATCHAM, U.K. The broadcast test and measurement provider Phabrix has announced the launch of a portable Qx Series instrument in the form of the brand new QxP....

11/08/2022

CP Communications Opens L.A. Office

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Live event solution and services provider CP Communications has opened a new office in Los Angeles, a move that brings the company back to ...

11/08/2022

ATN Studios to Rent out Studio Space

TORONTO Asian Television Network International Limited, which is Canadas largest South Asian broadcaster and pioneer broadcaster of World Class Cricket, is star...

11/08/2022

Political Ad Spending on Pace to Hit Record $9.7B

ALEXANDRIA, Va. --AdImpact has increased its forecasts for political ad spending in the 2022 midterms to nearly $10 billion ($9.7 billion) in a new report that ...

11/08/2022

2022 HPA Award for Engineering Excellence Winners Announced

BURBANK, Calif. The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) Awards Committee has announced the winners of the 2022 HPA Award for Engineering Excellence. The aw...

11/08/2022

Samba TV Expands into Spanish Market

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. As part of its international expansion plans, Samba TV has announced a partnership with adtech platform Smartclip to enter the Spanish mar...

11/08/2022

Global Smart TV Shipments to See Slight 1.9% Growth in 2022

NEW YORK A new report from Kagan, a media research group within S&P Global Market Intelligence, is forecasting that the global TV market is forecast to show sig...

11/08/2022

Creative COW Giveaway: Enter to Win the NEW Sonnettech Echo Dual NVMe Thunderbolt Dock!

Creative COW Giveaway: Enter to Win the NEW Sonnettech Echo Dual NVMe Thunderbol...

11/08/2022

Autodesk open sources RV to democratize access and drive open standards

Autodesk open sources RV to democratize access and drive open standards Brie Clayton August 10, 2022 0 Comments RV joins code contributions from DNEG a...

11/08/2022

Independent Production House Revamps Workflow with Blackmagic Design Cameras and DaVinci Resolve Studio to Create Latest Feature Film

Independent Production House Revamps Workflow with Blackmagic Design Cameras and...

11/08/2022

Arcturus to Bring Volumetric Video Tools to Unreal Engine 5

Arcturus to Bring Volumetric Video Tools to Unreal Engine 5 Brie Clayton August 10, 2022 0 Comments New Proprietary Plugin for UE5 Will Allow for Full ...

11/08/2022

Live From MLB at Field of Dreams: Cincinnati Reds Digital Team Celebrates One of Baseball's Oldest Franchises

Live From MLB at Field of Dreams: Cincinnati Reds Digital Team Celebrates One of...

11/08/2022

Live From MLB at Field of Dreams: Fox Sports Game Director Matt Gangl Shares His Favorite Angles To Cut at This Unique Event

Live From MLB at Field of Dreams: Fox Sports Game Director Matt Gangl Shares His...

11/08/2022

Live From MLB at Field of Dreams: Fox Sports' Studio Crew Lowers Outfield Set To Show Off the Cornfield

Live From MLB at Field of Dreams: Fox Sports' Studio Crew Lowers Outfield Se...