Concha Velasco has been awarded with the 2019 Max de Honor Award "for being a key figure in the performing arts", for her career as an interpreter and as "a pioneer figure in Spanish musical theater".
The jury has also highlighted "his commitment to the female figure."
The Valladolid actress will receive the award on May 20 at the Teatro Calderón in Valladolid, her hometown, during the ceremony of the XXII edition of the Max Awards of Performing Arts, has informed in a statement of the SGAE Foundation, organizer of the awards.
After hearing the news, the actress has declared receiving the prize "excited and with enormous respect for what it means". "In addition, they deliver it to me at the Teatro Calderón in Valladolid, a stage that has given me a lot," he added.
"I'm excited about what it means to me, I already have a Max to the best producer and I've been a finalist on several occasions, that I am now awarded the Max de Honor award is very important, "he said.
Concepción Velasco Varona was born in Valladolid in 1939, city from which he received the Gold Medal and in which he holds a street with his name.
Actress of theater and cinema, singer, dancer and television presenter, has participated in more than 80 films and in thirty plays, and is one of the most beloved names of the Spanish scene.
Received a Max Award in 2002 for Best Musical Show for "Hello Dolly!" and is one of the pioneers of musical theater in Spain, besides one of the essential faces of Spanish cinema.
Trained in Spanish dance and classical dance since she was a child, she first stepped on stage with only 10 years and worked in the ballet of the National Opera Company and in the flamenco company of Manolo Caracol.
Television presenter and known for her roles in the cinema, for the actress her passion is the theater and "also the spectator". Climbing onto the stage allows me to abstain from how much I am surrounded and give myself to the character I am doing at that moment. I am very grateful to the viewer for his affection. I owe him so much! "He confesses.
Among his most famous plays are "Mom, I want to be an artist" (1986), "Carmen, Carmen" (1988), "La Truhana" (1992) or "The apples of Friday" (1999).
He has recently worked on "Hécuba" (2013), "La Reina Juana" (2014) and "El funeral", a show he is currently on tour with. In previous years the award has gone to names like José Sanchis Sinisterra (2018); Lola Herrera (2016); Rosa Maria Sardà (2015); Ana Diosdado (2013); Julia Gutiérrez Caba (2012); Miguel Narros (2009); Víctor Ullate (2008); Antonio Gala (2001); Adolfo Marsillach (2000) or Antonio Buero Vallejo (1999).