Today, the stunning Queen of Spain Letizia travelled to her hometown Oviedo to open the summer courses of the “International School of Music” of the Princess of Asturias Foundation at the Archaeological Museum of Asturias.
The Princess of Asturias Foundation International Music School is the result of an ambitious project that was launched in 1990. The relocation to Oviedo of the permanent residence of the prestigious Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra and six famed music professors (Gaiane Pogossova, Tsiala Kvernadze, Alexei Mijlin, Alexander Fedorchenko, Victor Afanassiev and Yuri Nasushkin), sparked an idea that once developed, significantly changed the region’s artistic and musical scene and help lay the foundations for quality training, not only for Asturian youths with a talent for music, but also for youths from other parts of Spain and from abroad.
Since then, the Princess of Asturias Foundation’s backing of orchestral and musical training activities has intensified, supporting numerous pedagogical initiatives, some of which have been directly designed by The Virtuosi’s team of professors. After years of collaboration, in 2005, on the occasion of the celebration of the XXV anniversary of the Prince of Asturias Awards and collecting the initiative of Yuri Nasushkin, the Foundation created the International School of Music.
The classes are taught by a prestigious international faculty and the School has the participation, as guest professors, of some of the most outstanding musicians in the world, among which are figures awarded with the awards granted by the Foundation annually.
During the visit, Queen listened to a performance. In the end, Mrs Alicia Menéndez, from the technical secretary of the Princess of Asturias Foundation, moderated a “Question Time”.
After the performance, Queen toured the photographic exhibition “Finding the ignored” by Mrs Ruth Aderson, a winner of Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation 1997, for the Hispanic Society of America.
Queen signed the book of honour marking the visit and met with students participating in the courses.
Letizia with students.
Before leaving, Queen received the greetings from the members of the public gathered outside.
Now to What Letizia Wore- Queen debuted a stunning summer look today. She was wearing Maje Rayema Long Floral Print Dress.
The $340 midi dress with an asymmetrical hemline is now on sale for $204. The dress features Wrap V-neck, Long sleeves with gathered armholes, smocking waistline and flowing cut. It has an all-over floral print in white, blue and red tones.
A closer look at the waistline and hem of the dress.
Queen paired the dress with a new pair of earrings. She combined Coolook Matte Gold Hoops and Kraz Drops with Aventurine to make a matching pair for her look. Both pieces are available on Coolook store for $63 and $71 respectively.
Letizia was wearing Carolina Herrera Essential Nude Sling-back Pumps. An amazing fact is Letizia has the same style in blue, red, camel and black.
Her Karen Hallem ring was finishing the look.
Today’s was Queen’s last public appearance before the Spanish family goes for the annual summer break. Next week Felipe and Letizia will pose for an annual photoshoot before commencing the break.