A report by Judy Cantor-Navas for Billboard.
Dominican bass player Ernesto Núñez will attend Berklee College of Music
Lamenting the “incalculable” amount of Ibero-American talent “lost due to lack of resources,” Spanish pop icon Miguel Bosé presented a scholarship in his name to Ernesto Núñez, a 22-year-old electric bass player from the Dominican Republic. The $200,000 award will go to support Núñez’s studies in contemporary writing and production over four years at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where an award ceremony was held on Friday (June 9). “We must support this beautiful cause,” Bosé added.
“We are thrilled to award our third annual Prodigy Scholarship to Ernesto Núñez, who excelled among the thousands of applicants,” Manolo Díaz, Senior Vice President of the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation said. “Today’s event underscores our commitment to nurturing the next generation of Latin music makers, which without the support of Miguel Bosé would not be possible.”
Accepting the award, Núñez noted that he was “honored because I have achieved it through the rhythm that identifies my country, which makes me feel that I carry my flag where I am going.”