Álvaro López Sánchez, professor of Composition and professor at the Manuel Massotti Littel Higher Conservatory of Music in Murcia, died last Monday in a traffic accident that occurred on a road in Albacete. He was 36 years old.

The composer, musician and violist, was the only occupant of a vehicle that left at kilometer 6 of the AB-400 highway in Albacete, overturning and catching fire at around one in the afternoon on Monday, according to La Tribuna de Albacete.

The emergency services, Local Police, Firefighters and mobile ICU moved to the area, and were only able to certify the death of López Sánchez upon arrival, without being able to do anything to revive him.

In memory of the deceased, the Murcia Superior Conservatory of Music wanted to share its condolences with the family through its social networks. “We want to show our dismay with the sad loss of our colleague,” they write on X (former Twitter).

“We convey our deepest condolences to his family and friends,” they continue to express from the Murcia Conservatory of Music, where they announced the celebration of a minute of silence in his memory last Tuesday, May 14.

Born in Albacete, the musician studied at the Conservatori Superior de les Illes Balears, specializing in viola and composition. His desire to improve himself led him to study in Switzerland and New York. He worked at the conservatory, where he was an appreciated colleague and mentor, since he passed the exams in 2018, although he had been linked to teaching for several years before in subjects such as Composition, Orchestration or Audiovisuals.

In addition, he combined this work with being a viola player in different orchestras such as the Albacete Symphony, Bilbao Symphony and Radio Television of Slovenia.

Trained with international composers of the stature of John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Pete Nashel; or the film directors José Luis Cuerda, Daniel Monzón, David Trueba or Juan José Campanella, among others. Thanks to this, the composer had worked as an assistant with his own musical creations for other projects, among which some as well-known as El Hormiguero stand out, where he created fundamental compositions for the musical environment of the program.

He also created original soundtracks for cinematographic short films, such as INU, Dernière Nuit (in collaboration with producer Carlos Jean), Vassa and the audio mix composition Mother and Daughter.

The composer from Albacete was farewelled by his family and friends at a mass last Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. in the Parish of Pozohondo, in his native Albacete.