Simantra Grupo de Percussão is the winner of CIMCA 2011


1st Prize of the Senior Category goes to Simantra Grupo de Percussão followed by Trio Anès in 2nd place and Trio Musicalis in 3rd place, Trio Pessoa awarded with an Honorable Mention

The winner of the 1st Prize in the 2nd International Chamber Music Competition “Cidade de Alcobaça” (CIMCA) was Simantra Grupo de Percussão, awarded just after the Senior Category Final held during yesterday’s day at Cine-Teatro de Alcobaça – João d’Oliva Monteiro. Formed in 2009, this group takes home a check in the amount of 5000 euros and the opportunity to perform concerts during 2012 season in Cistermúsica – Alcobaça Music Festival, Belém Cultural Centre and Guimarães 2012 – European Capital of Culture.

In the remaining positions, Trio Anès occupied the 2nd place (Prize worth 2500 euros) and Trio Pessoa the 3rd position (Prize worth 1500 euros), having the jury still decided to assign a Honorable Mention to Trio Pessoa.

In this way, Simantra Grupo de Percussão joins Duo Liz, 2nd Prize in the Junior Category (the 1st Prize in this category was not awarded). Both ensembles will perform in CIMCA’s last day, April 15, concerts that will be held during the Awards Ceremony and Winners Concert, by 21 pm, at Cine-Teatro de Alcobaça – João d’Oliva Monteiro.