Manuel Quiroga Losada

Category: Violinist
Birth Date: 15th April 1892 (†19th April 1961)
Birth Place: Pontevedra

When he was 12, he moved to Madrid with a scholarship granted by the County Council of Pontevedra to study at 'José del Hierro' Conservatoire. He gave concerts in Madrid, Vigo and other capitals, being very successful. In 1909, he moved to Paris and entered the conservatoire. In 1914, he travelled to New York, where he was a success. He travelled around the USA, Canada, Cuba and South America, being successful everywhere.

 Work & Activities

These are some of his most important works: Caprichos para violín y solo y para 2 violines, Concertos anticos, Alborada, Muiñeira, Canto amoroso, Rondalla, Danzas españolas, Habanera, Jota, Lonxe da terriña, Apuntes para violín, Danzas argentinas, Zortzico, Canto y danza andaluza,... He also recorded other works by other composers.

 Other Interesting Aspects

In 1911, he got the international prize of the conservatoire and 'Pablo Sarasate' Prize for virtuous young people. In 1919, when he was 26, he was dedicated a street in Pontevedra and paid a great homage.