Manrique Fernández Vázquez

Category: Journalist and writer
Birth Date: 4th june 1965
Birth Place: Sistallo, Cospeito (Lugo)
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He took a degree in Information Sciences (Journalism) in the Faculty of Information Sciences (Complutense University, Madrid). After finishing his studies, he returned to Galicia, where he practices in different media, both in written press and radio and TV (“Radio Coruña-SER”, “El Ideal Gallego”, “El Correo Gallego”, “TVG”, “A Coruña. La Gaceta Local”, “La Galería del Ocio”, “16 pistas”, “A Peneira”, “Atlántico Diario”, “Faro de Vigo”, “Si Radio”, “Pregón”, “Malladoura”, “”, “Kalaikia”, “V Televisión”, “CanZine”...).

Since its foundation in 2002, he has been managing director of Rogelio Groba Foundation and collaborated with some media on several occasions.

He was also president of “Bagaña da Remelisca” Association for the Defence of Immaterial Heritage and “A Casa da Triga” Cultural Association in Ponteareas (Pontevedra).



 Work & Activities

He published the authorized biography of Rogelio Groba (“Meditacións en branco e negro”, Xerais, 2000) and a book of conversations with the composer (“Diabolus in musica. Conversas con Rogelio Groba”, Galaxia, 2011). Thanks to his collaboration two operas came out (“Floralba” and “Pedro Madruga. O Noso Rei”), as well as a children’s opera (the adaptation of “O gato con botas” by Charles Perrault), a cantata (“Corpus en Ponteareas”), a requiem (“Samaín. Réquiem galego”), a cycle for band (“Os Muíños do Rosal”) and two songs (“No meu colo” and “Panxoliña do porvir”), all of them set to music by composer Groba about texts by Manrique Fernández.

He also published “Floralba” (Egasur, 1999), which contains the libretto of the opera and the original poem the opera was based on; and “Ponteareas máxica. Mitos, ritos e lendas” (Ponteareas, 2001), which collects several leyends in verse.

He has published stories in “Pregón” (“Unha rosa non é unha rosa”) and the Summer Story Contest of “Xornal” (“A raíña e o bufón”). He won the prize of the 18th edition of Manuel Oreste Rodríguez López Literary Contest with the story “Mar maior”, which was published in a book that collects all the works awarded a prize in this edition.

He wrote several theatre plays, a story book and a novel that are still unpublished.