JUVENTUDES MUSICALES DE ESPAÑA
Juventudes Musicales has been described by UNESCO as “the most important youth cultural movement in the world” and is present in 55 countries. In Spain it is structured as a confederation that brings together a network of territorial federations and autonomous local associations spread throughout the country. H.M. Queen Sofia holds the Honorary Presidency and, in addition to the UNESCO CIM Award, received the Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts.
The main activities carried out by Juventudes Musicales de España are the classical music, early music and jazz competitions, the Music Network with concerts throughout Spain, Musae, which is organized in the 16 state museums, and Music in the National Library.
Andrea González is vice-president of Juventudes Musicales de España and president of Xuventudes Musicais Exio Atlántico, the latter acts in the Galician territory and is part of the national confederation. Both entities have co-organized the 86th edition of the Competition in Tui (in the specialties of piano, harpsichord, organ and accordion), and the Young Audience Music in Cidade da Cultura de Santiago de Compostela (the largest European meeting for music and education professionals) together with Jeunesses Musicales International.