The Premio Nacional de Música (In English: National Award for Music, or National Music Prize) forms part of the annual National Awards in Spain.
The Spanish Government makes an annual recognition of the people or groups who have made an outstanding or innovative contribution to Spanish cultural life over the previous 12 months, through the conferring of an award in one of 29 areas covering the spectrum of plastic, fine and performing arts, literature, film, history and so on.
The Spanish Ministry of Culture awards two prizes for music every year, generally one for creation (composition) and one for interpretation (work by an individual artist or ensemble, or a musicologist).The Award is granted before 15 December each year on the basis of works published or performed during the preceding 12 months. In addition to the recognition carried by the awards, there is also prize money of 30,000 euros for each of the two categories.
A separate award for contemporary music, the Premio Nacional de las Músicas Actuales, was instituted in 2009.
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|2018||Javier Darias||Cuarteto Quiroga|
|2017||Teresa Catalán||Rosa Torres-Pardo|
|2016||Antoni Parera Fons||Juanjo Mena|
|2015||Alfredo Aracil||María José Montiel|
|2014||María de Alvear||Jordi Savall (refused prize in protest of the cultural policies of the Spanish government)|
|2013||Benet Casablancas||Trío Arbós|
|2012||Jesús Torres (web, es)||Javier Perianes (pianist)|
|2011||Alberto Posadas||Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla (web, es) (baroque ensemble)|
|2010||Elena Mendoza (web)||Diego Fernández Magdaleno (web) (contemporary pianist)|
|2009||Josep Soler i Sardà (es)||María Bayo (web, es) (operatic soprano)|
|2008||Carles Santos||José Luis Temes (es) (conductor)|
|2007||Jorge Fernández Guerra (web)||Miguel Poveda (es) (cantaor)|
|2006||César Camarero (web)||Cuarteto Casals|
|2005||David del Puerto||Grup Instrumental de València|
|2004||Jesús Rueda Azcuaga (es)||Al Ayre Español (period vocal and instrumental ensemble)|
|2003||José María Sánchez-Verdú||Carlos Álvarez (operatic baritone)|
|2002||Tomás Marco||Arturo Tamayo Ballesteros|
|2001||Mauricio Sotelo||Carmen Linares (cantaora)|
|2000||José Manuel López López (fr)||Manolo Sanlúcar (flamenco guitarist)|
|1999||Ángel Martín Pompey||Josep Pons (conductor)|
|1998||Agustín González de Acilu||Josep Maria Colom del Rincón|
|1997||José Ramón García Román||Sax Ensemble|
|1996||José Luis Turina||Teresa Berganza (operatic mezzo-soprano)|
|1995||José Luis de Delás (es)||Víctor Pablo Pérez Pérez|
|1994||Jesús Villa Rojo||Enrique Morente (cantaor)|
|1993||Antón García Abril||Luis Galve Raso|
|1992||Carmelo Alonso Bernaola||Joaquín Achúcarro (pianist)|
|1991||Luis De Pablo||Guillermo González Hernández (es) (pianist)|
|1990|| Manuel Castillo (es) |
|1989||Cristóbal Halffter||Antoni Ros-Marbà (conductor)|
|1988||José Ramón Encinar||Montserrat Caballé (operatic soprano)|
|1987||Gonzalo de Olavide||Narciso Yepes (guitarist)|
|1986||Rodolfo Halffter||Miguel Querol Gavalda (musicologist)|
|1985||Xavier Montsalvatge||Alicia de Larrocha (pianist)|
|1984||Ernesto Halffter||Eduardo del Pueyo (es) (pianist)|
|1983||Joaquín Rodrigo||Nicanor Zabaleta (harpist)|
|1982||Fernando Remacha|| Andrés Segovia (classical guitarist)|
Montserrat Caballé (operatic soprano)
|1980||Victoria de los Ángeles (operatic soprano)|
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