Salvador de la Encina receives the Medal of Honor from Her Majesty Queen Sofia
Puertos del Estado awarded for its cultural patronage work
- The relationship with the Reina Sofía School of Music dates back to 2005 with the creation of the Haendel Quartet of Puertos del Estado.
19-06-2019 (Ministry of Development). Her Majesty Queen Sofia presented the President of Puertos del Estado, Salvador de la Encina, with the Medal of Honor of the Reina Sofía School of Music, in the section on Patronage, during the closing ceremony of the 2018-2019 academic year. The ceremony took place at Teatro Real in Madrid.
Salvador de la Encina highlighted the multitude of socio-cultural activities carried out by ports of general interest, in many cases becoming dynamizers of the cities that house them, far beyond the logical commercial activity for which they were initially created. "Our aim is to continue to open up ports to cities, so that citizens feel that ports are theirs".
The collaboration between Puertos del Estado and the Reina Sofía School of Music began in the 2005-2006 academic year. Through its patronage, each year students of the School develop their musical training of excellence in the Haendel Quartet of Puertos del Estado.
- REINA SOFÍA SCHOOL OF MUSIC
The Reina Sofía School of Music was founded in 1991 with a twofold objective: to help the development of talented young people and to bring music closer to society. After almost 30 years, the School is considered to be one of the leading schools on the international scene.
Her Majesty Queen Sofia is the Honorary President of the School, whose board of trustees brings together public bodies and private companies. The School is the main program of the Albéniz Foundation, a non-profit institution founded by Paloma O'Shea.