The Catalan violist receives a scholarship of 2,000 euros, the prize of this contest organized by Amics del Museu de Menorca and the Department of Culture of the Consell Insular.
The violist Raquel Roldán is the winner of Becatalaiotica 2023 with “Mort d’una ànima”. This has been announced during the closing ceremony of the seventh edition of the contest that took place this Monday night, July 10, in Torralba d’en Salort. Roldán, who could not collect the award in person, will receive a grant of 2,000 euros, the prize of this contest organized by the Associació Amics del Museu de Menorca with the support of the Department of Culture of the Consell Insular and the collaboration of the Fundació Illes Balears. The event was attended by the Minister of Culture, Education, Youth and Sports, Joan Pons Torres, who presented the award to Miquel López, representing Roldán and winner of Becatalaiotica 2022.
The proposal of Roldán (Tarragona, 2000) consisted of a viola concert in the necropolis of Cala Morell, which brought together about sixty people who enjoyed a magical show. The passage of time, life and death were the common threads of the musical program of eight classical pieces presented by the violist, a study of anachronisms between space and sound.
Fifty people were able to enjoy the closing ceremony of the project, which included an exhibition of the objects used in Becatalaiotica 2023 and the repetition of the winning event of 2022: “Tala-tic-taco”, by Miquel López. This student of the Archaeology Degree at the University of Barcelona and musician, has brought us closer to a new way of disseminating the history of a stone that has lived in silence the passage of time.
Becatalaiotica is a cultural project of Amics del Museu de Menorca that aims to vindicate the landscape of the island as a source of inspiration and discover new ways to live and disseminate it. It is open to people between 18 and 28 years old who are studying or who want to pursue any type of study. The aim is to create free, innovative and original events or activities in different sites of Talayotic Menorca.
The public attending the events is responsible for assessing and voting on the proposals; the winner receives a scholarship of 2,000 euros.