Biographies of contemporary composers included in the project
|José Miguel Delgado
industrial design at the „Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana“ in Mexico City. Music and composition he's been
studying at CIEM since 2004. He is holder of „Associated“ title in Music Theory, Critic and Literaturee AmusTCL
of Trinity College in London. His music was presented at various festivals, including. “Foro Internacional de Musica
Nueva Manuel Enriquez”, nebo “Festival de musica de cámara de Aguascalientes” in Mexico City. As experienced
pianist he also performs with the ensemble of improvisation CIEM in numerous prestigious concert halls as “Sala Adamo
Boari” in the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City. He's been also involved in many stage music projects.
In 2005 he was accepted
for studies of music composition at CIEM, currently studying also piano performance under direction of Dr. H.C. María Antonieta
Lozano. He has got 8th Grade in the Music Thoery according to the Associated Board of Royal Music Schools (UK), and
currently prepares for graduate examinations for obtaining titles AmusTCL and Licentiate in music composition LTCL at the
Trinity College in London.. Music composition he studied under guidance of professors Alejandro Velasco “Kavindu”
and Víctor Rasgado. Carlos Barraza is currently working as teacher of electronit notation at CIEM, and also attends study
program “Specialized pedagogy” under tutelage of Dr. Lozano.
Alexander Daniels (1986)
Beginning his music studies at the National Music School (ENM) of Mexico City with professor Iduna Tuch,
and later performing in the school choir with the Philharmonic Orchestra of UNAM and Symphonic Orchestra Minería. Later studied
composition at CIEM with professors Alejandro Velasco “Kavindu” and Víctor Rasgado under patronage of Dr.. H.C.
Maria Antonieta Lozano. His work was performed for example in „Cumbre Tajín“, „Muestra Nacional de Teatro“
or at the International Festival of Streets Theathers in Mexico; as author of music for a children play “El Arca de
Nuez”. He also recorded various movie scores, for example “Noche de Muertos” by Misael Rubio or “El
viaje de la Nonna” by Sebastiano Silva.
Mario Duarte (1984)
Originaly studied guitar performance under tutelage of professors J. M. Olguín,
J. F. Gómez Pérez and F. Gil. In 2002 got 1st prize at the ”Concurso de Guitarra del Colegio de la Música”.
Performed at numerous concert venues, as “Auditorio Simón Bolivar”, “Jornadas Alarconianas” and “Autonomous
National University” in Mexico City (UNAM). He is holder of title “Lincentiate”
in Music Theory, Critic and Literature LMusTCL v Trinity College v Londýně a také titulu AMusTCL. In the
guitar performance he got title DipABRSM of
the Associated Board of Royal Music Schools (UK) under direction of professor Tomás Barreiro. Now he's
been studying program “Licentiate” of music composition with
Víctor Rasgado and guitar performance with professors profesora Gonzalo Salazar and Juan Manuel Olguín. His work “Loco Dolente” was
premiered in the Silvestre Revueltas Hall in Mexico City.
Marco Cecchetti (1984)
Since his young age he has studied piano performance. In 2003 he started
to study at CIEM the “Licentiate“ in music composition and musicology. Had been interpreting Latin-American folklore
music with a specialized ensemble of CIEM, has been working with strings extensively and performing in many important cultural
centers in Mexico City. In 2007 obtained title “Associated” in Music Theory, Critic and Literature AmusTCL by
Trinity College of London.
|Edgar Omar Rojas Ruiz
Edgar Omar Rojas Ruiz (1982)
A young Mexican contemporary music composer Omar Rojas is currently living
in Brno – Czech Republic. His music is based on the use of arithmetical features such as the Fibonacci sequence, and
the Golden Section. The works of Omar Rojas, which are constantly inspired in different passages and characters of the
History of Mexico, and the Indian mythology of his country, have been performed in different prestigious concert halls in
Santiago (Chile), Charlottesville (USA), Kosice (Slovakia), Prague and Brno (Czech Republic), Jeseník (Czech Republic), and
Mexico City. After finishing his undergraduate studies in Mexico City, at CIEM under direction of Mr. Alejandro Velasco "Kavindu"
and Víctor Rasgado, in November of 2006 Omar was declared Licentiate in Music Composition LTCL by Trinity College London.
He is currently studying for his Masters in Music Composition at the prestigious Music Faculty of the Janacek Academy of Music
and Performing Arts, in Brno – Czech Republic.
Pavel Kopecký (1949)
Born in Prague. He began to study the piano when I was 8 years old and
the cello at the age of 10. After graduating from the Electro-Technical Secondary School he was employed in the sound department
of Czech TV in Prague. In 1972 passed the entrance examinations for university studies at the Academy of Performing Arts (HAMU
- Music Faculty), where he studied composition, piano and music pedagogy. Within the framework of the composition class
he was chosen to attend the Summer Courses in Siena - Italy (prof. F. Donatoni). After completing my graduate composition
for AMU (Concert for Piano and Orchestra), I was granted a post-gradual scholarship (for two years) at the State Conservatory
in Moscow under prof. N. Sidelnikov. Now he is employed as a pedagogue in the Department of Music and Sound at the Academy
of Performing Arts in Prague - Film and TV Faculty (FAMU) and Jazz Conservatory too. He is recipient of numerous composition
awards and also member of various international music boards and juries.
Edgar Merino (1979)
Studying “Licenciate” program of music composition in CIEM,
he also attended classes of harmony with professor María Antonieta Lozano along with composition and analysis with
Víctor Rasgado and Alejandro Velasco. At this institution he also attend classes of guitar performance and music analysis
of Tomas Barreiro and music styles under direction of Guadalupe Sotres. He is currently teaching at the National School of
Folk Dances (Escuela Nacional de Danza Folklórica) the course of Analysis of the traditional music and a subject of Music
elements applied in dance. He is currently devoting his time to two projects of popular music as guitarist. In 2008 was his
choral work „El Lenguaje“ chosen to be performed at the music forum „Manuel Enríquez“. He is currently
preparing music composition for Expo Zaragoza 2008. He is also composing progressive and art-rock music.
Petr Eben (1929 - 2007)
One of the leading composers of the Czech Republic in 20th century. He
spent his youth in the medieval South-Bohemian town Cesky Krumlov. In that town he studied piano, later violoncello and organ.
After the difficult years of the German occupation and the war, during which his whole family suffered, Peter Eben entered
the Prague Academy of Music (piano with F. Rauch and composition with Pavel Borkovec). As early as 1955 he took up a teaching
post in the History of Music Department at Prague's Charles University. In 1978-79 he was professor of composition at the
Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. From 1990 he became professor of composition at the Academy of Performing Arts
in Prague and President of the Prague Spring Festival. He was active as a performing artist, especially as an improviser on
piano and organ (concerts in London - RFH and Westminster Cathedral, Paris - Notre Dame and Festivals in Melbourne, Edinburgh,
Vienna, Berlin, USA), but his main activity was composing. Two main sources of his inspiration were the plain chant and the
folk songs. He was awarded many prizes for his works: 1990 - by the Czech Government for his organ cycle "Job", 1991 - he
received the Order Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres from the French Minister of Culture, in 1992 he was nominated Professor
h.c. of the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, in 1993 - he received the Stamitz Prize of the German Künstlergilde,
and 1994 - the doctor's degree h.c. of Prague Charles University.