Enric Palau is co-director, cofounder and head of programming at Sónar, Barcelona’s cool electronic- and advanced music festival. Together with his partners, Sergio Caballero and Ricard Robles, Palau founded Sónar in 1994, and it has helped make the careers of artists such as M.I.A. and Sven Väth. Sónar also tours, with satellite festivals around the world, from Chicago to São Paulo. For Scalpel, Palau showed his true eclectic form.
Enric Palau, director del Sónar, señala los próximos talentos de la música
Enrique González Macho señala los próximos talentos del cine mundial
Enrique González Macho is president of the prestigious Spanish Film Academy, as well as a producerin his own right. As president, he oversees the country’s Goya Awards– a glittering night that has helped make the international careers of Spanish-language performers, directors and movies alike, from Antonio Banderas and Penélope Cruz to Pedro Almodóvar and Argentina’s Oscar-winning The Secret in Their Eyes. His list is international, with a hint of Spanish bias.
Belinda Galiano makes his choice of the world's most talented tech people
Belinda Galiano – born in Kassel, Germany, to Spanish parents, and now in Madrid – is co-founder of Campus Party, Europe and Latin America’s largest technology festival. Dubbed “Las Vegas for geeks”, this is a seven-day, 24-hour show – where thousands of young hackers, developers and gamers camp out with laptops – with the stated aim of “bringing together the best talent in technology to innovate for a better tomorrow”. Co-chaired by Al Gore, Tim Berners-Lee and Vint Cerf, Campus Party’s Silicon Valley launch is imminent.
Ferrán Adriá makes his choice of the world's most talented chefs
Ferran Adrià is the creative genius behind the celebrated, Michelin three-star restaurant, El Bulli – a modest beach-side hacienda that topped Restaurant magazine’s poll a record five times and was widely regarded as the best eaterie in the world. In 2014, El Bulli will reopen as the El Bulli Foundation, a
‘centre for creative excellence’ – the ideal philosophy for a Scalpel surgeon. Adrià is a self-taught chef. He believes that, in the future, the global influence of regional Chinese cookery and the rising power of the internet will have a profound impact on world cuisine, and he recommends three websites for true foodies: www.7canibales.com, www.eater.com and www.gastroeconomy.com.
José Martínez Suárez makes his choice of the world's most talented filmmakers
José Martínez Suárez is the director of Argentina’s Mar Del Plata International Film Festival – Latin America’s finest gathering of global movie talent. Suárez has a long and glorious history as a film-maker himself, working as a writer and director on more than 20 movies since the 1950s. Possibly his greatest contribution, however, is as a teacher – most of the current new wave of Argentinian award-winning talent, such as Lucrecia Martel and Juan José Campanella, started out as his students. Mar Del Plata began back in 1954, and has been a magnet for film buffs ever since.
Alberto Anaut makes his choice of the world's most talented photographers
Founded Madrid’s contemporary cultural management collective, la Fábrica, when he was still deputy editor of El País. the launch of Matador, the now legendary magazine,proclaimed its mission: to progress contemporary culture in Spain. At its launch, the enterprise was something of a nomad, hosting exhibitions in rented spaces. In 2003, la Fábrica made its permanent home in Madrid, where it has two spaces, including a bookstore. In 2009, it launched another base in barcelona, specializing in photography.