Anton Garcia Abril is a gold medalist…
The 81-year-old Spanish composer has won this year’s Gold Medal, awarded annually by the Spanish Film Academy.
“I’m very happy about this prize,” Garcia Abril said. “As long as I’m physically able, I will keep working. It’s hard for me to choose one musical style over another because I’ve always tried to give my all in each one.”
Garcia Abril — who worked with Spanish directors Mario Camus, Pilar Miro and Antonio Isasi, among others — is presently working on a project for the Granada Film Festival that includes seven songs and will be made public in September.
He has composed music for movies and television series, including El Hombre y la Tierra, Fortunata y Jacinta, Anillos de oro, El perro, Segunda ensenanza, Brigada Central, Ramon y Cajal, and Compuesta y sin novio.
Garcia Abril receive his award at a special gala ceremony in October.