In its 33rd edition, BMW Group celebrates the Award aimed at promoting art and painting in particular, spreading different artworks and discovering new talents in Spain, having chosen such an exceptional location as the Teatro Real of Madrid, for an event produced by our event agency, Auriga.

BMW: Painting Award

BMW is once more involved in and committed to the promotion of art as a means of communication and expression. The youngest talents may be highlighted, the Children’s Prize for Future Promises of our country having been granted to Irati González, the eight-year-old author of “Miedo en rojo” (“Fear in Red.”)

In this edition, Santiago Ydañez has been granted the 2018 BMW Painting Award for his work “Retrato fallido de Lorca” (“Failed Portrait of Lorca,”) awarded by Emeritus Queen Sofía.

The Castilla y León orchestra, directed by maestro Andrés Salado, was the crown jewel of this ceremony. More than 1,500 guests gave a standing ovation to La Zarzuela. The host of the event, Ángela Molina, was just sublime thanking the Queen with the following words: “It makes me so happy and I get so emotional. I’m eager to share this ceremony with her.”

An event with a great history and of vital importance in the national artistic world, represented by a prestige jury and with attendees of the utmost cultural and social nature, such as Queen Margarita of Bulgaria, Princess Nora of Liechtenstein, Princess Flavia of Hohenlohe, Princess of Tirnovo, Miriam Ungria, Ana Botella de Aznar, Paloma O’Shea, Naty Abascal, Nuria González de Fernández Tapias, Fernando Martínez de Irujo, Eugenia Silva, Ángela Molina and Carmen Lomana, amongst many others.

Event agency and BMW

We are honoured to be able to organise an event of such nature, which could not have been performed without the understanding and effort of the team prior to, during and in the postproduction of such important events for the Spanish culture as this one.

Best event agency (FIP Awards), Agency of the Year 2018 and Jury Award (Eventoplus); all this makes us responsible for proudly carrying these awards and reflecting them in every event created by our agency.