‘The Music of Recycling’ is a social project promoted by Ecoembes, which began in 2014 with the aim of offering musical and pedagogical training to children from vulnerable environments, giving them a second chance through art, education and recycling.

These young people have the opportunity to integrate into a professional and unique orchestrasince it is made up of recycled instruments made from cans, sinks, cookie boxes… In this way, the youngest people are made aware of the importance of caring for the environment, while at the same time they find in music a way to escape. move forward despite the barriers that life placed before them.

He Protective Committee of this project, chaired by HM Queen Sofía through the Queen Sofía Foundation, It ensures safeguarding, guiding and promoting all the necessary activities to guarantee maximum use of the project, and has now integrated three new members: Jaime Gutiérrez-Colomer, general director of Management and Transformation of ATRESMEDIA; Carlos Jean, musician, producer and DJ and Montserrat Buisán, corporate director of Social Programs at ‘la Caixa’ Foundation. All of them will support and add their experience to this initiative aimed at minors from vulnerable backgrounds.

Jaime Gutiérrez-Colomer He has a degree in Economics and Business Sciences from the University College of Financial Studies (CUNEF-Complutense University of Madrid), specializing in Auditing and has nearly 30 years of experience in the media industry. Gutiérrez-Colomer has expressed his enthusiasm for being part of this initiative “that combines social work and human resilience with the transformative power of music, turning what was discarded into beautiful melodies.”

For its part, Carlos Jean is a renowned Spanish musician, who has worked with the most influential artists in the country and has received seven Grammy Award nominations and has been awarded an Ondas Award for best Musical Creator and DJ. The musician has highlighted the social impact of this initiative “which goes beyond musical training, as it teaches other values ​​such as teamwork, perseverance, commitment, respect for what is different… For me, it is a privilege to join the Protective Committee of this project that is a song to life,” he stated.

And finally, Montserrat Buisanwho has been contributing for years to the construction of a more just society as corporate director of Social Programs of the ‘la Caixa’ Foundation, also wanted to show her commitment to a very necessary project that “offers a second chance through art and education in values ​​to minors who do not have an easy life, but who have decided to move forward and make music with recycled instruments.

All members of the Protective Committee

Rosa Trigo, CEO of Ecoembes. Graduate and Doctor in Chemical Sciences, PDG from IESE and Adeca Program at San Telmo Business School, Trigo has developed most of her career at Ecoembes where she has been assuming different responsibilities for 25 years.

Javier Urra, forensic psychologist in the Prosecutor’s Office of the Superior Court of Justice and Juvenile Court, he was Ombudsman for Minors of the Community of Madrid between 1996 and 2001.

Odile Rodríguez de la Fuentee, president of the Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente Foundation, graduated in Biology and Film Production from USC, in Los Angeles.

Favio Chavezfounder and director of the Cateura Recycled Instrument Orchestra, is an environmental engineer and amateur musician with a great vocation for teaching.

Maria Martinez Iturriagavice president of International Learning Environments at Berklee College of Music, has a degree in Business Administration and Management from the Autonomous University of Madrid, studied Piano and has a Master’s Degree in Performing Arts Management from New York University.

Pedro Puiggeneral director and president of SOS Children’s Villages, has a degree in Philosophy and Educational Sciences.

Jose Manuel Zapata, tenor, has been on stage for more than 20 years. He has sung in theaters such as the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, Teatro Real in Madrid, Teatro Liceo in Barcelona, ​​Rossini Opera Festival, Berlin Opera, or the Chatêlet Theater in Paris.