Tomás Marco Aragón, a composer and musicologist, trained with maestros of the stature of Maderna, Boulez, Ligeti, Adorno or Stockhausen, as well as studying law, psychology, sociology and performing arts. A former professor in the Madrid Conservatoire and the National Distance Learning University (UNED), he has worked in the music division of Radio Nacional de España, and was Managing Director and Technical Director of the Spanish National Orchestra and Choir, OCNE (1981-1995), and Director of the Center for the Promotion of Contemporary Music, CDMC (1985-1995). He has also served on the board of performing rights society SGAE (1977-1996), as Head of Festivals in the Madrid Region (1996), and as Director General of the National Music and Performing Arts Institute, INAEM (1996-1999). His many distinctions include the National Music Prize (1969 and 2002), the Gold Medal of the Madrid Conservatoire (2013) and the Gold Medal of Merit in the Fine Arts (2014). He is currently Director of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando.