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Héctor Tosar
Uruguay (1923 - 2002)
Honorary Member
Héctor Alberto Tosar Errecart (Montevideo, Uruguay, 18 de julio de 1923 - Montevideo, Uruguay, 17 de enero de 2002) fue un pianista y músico clásico uruguayo. De los más notables...
Alfredo Diez Nieto
Cuba (1918)
Honorary Member
Nació en La Habana, Cuba el 25 de octubre de 1918. Inició sus estudios de música en el Conservatorio Iranzo: solfeo, piano, historia de la música, contrapunto, fuga, composición, orquestación y pedagogía,...
Ricardo Dal Farra
Argentina (1957)
Corporate Member
Ricardo Dal Farra (b. Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1957) has been conducting activities in the merging fields of arts, sciences and new technologies for more than 25 years as composer, multimedia artist, educator,...
Alfredo Rugeles
Venezuela (1949)
Corporate Member
Widely known as a composer and orchestra conductor, the Venezuelan Maestro Alfredo Rugeles was born in Washington D.C while his parents were working in the diplomatic service. He carried out his musical...
Alberto Villalpando
Bolivia (1940)
Corporate Member
Bolivian Composer. He started his musical studies in Potosí, with Santiago Velásquez, and later with Father José Díaz Gainza. In 1958, he traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina, to study composition at the...
Alberto Guzmán Naranjo
Colombia (1953)
Corporate Member
Director, compositor y pedagogo colombiano. Licenciado en música de la Universidad del Valle, realizó sus estudios bajo la dirección del maestro Léon J. Simar. Diploma de Dirección...
Carlos Alberto Vázquez
Puerto Rico (1952)
Corporate Member
Symphonic, solo, choral, chamber, theater and electronic music composer, Carlos Vázquez is of one the most outstanding Latin American contemporary composers coming from the Caribbean basin. Born...
Juan Piñera
Cuba (1949)
Corporate Member
Juan Piñera recibió sus primeras lecciones de piano de su hermana Ninfa María Piñera. Después de algún tiempo el continuó sus estudios de piano con los profesores cubanos César Pérez Sentenat y Silvio...
Roque Cordero
Panamá (1917 - 2009)
Honorary Member
Roque Cordero was born in Panama, Republic of Panama, August 16, 1917. After studying in his own country, and founding what became the National Orchestra of Panama, he came to the USA with a nine-month...
Edgar Valcárcel
Perú (1932 - 2010)
Corporate Member
Pianist and composer, who studied in the Conservatorio Nacional de Musica de Lima (National Music Conservatory of Lima). He obtained a scholarship to study in the Hunter College of New York City and another...
alcides lanza
Argentina (1929)
Associated Member
Professor of composition, electronic music and XX Century Performance Practices at McGill University, Faculty of Music [since 1971] [retired] Director of the Electronic Music Studio, McGill University...
María Elena Vinueza
Ecuador (1959)
Correspondent Musicologist
Musicologist born in Ecuador, she settled since 1962 in Havana, where she studied under Argeliers León, at Instituto Superior de Arte (Superior Art Institute). Between 1980 and 1996 she worked in the...
Harold Gramatges
Cuba (1918 - 2009)
Corporate Member
Harold Gramatges became involved in music in his native town Santiago de Cuba. Afterwards, he studied composition at Havana with Amadeo Roldán and José Ardévol; in the United States of America with Aarón...
Roberto Valera
Cuba (1938)
Corporate Member
Born in Havana on December 21, 1938. He studied music in the Conservatory Amadeo Roldan, in Havana, and later made his postgraduate education in composition at the Federico Chopin School in Warsaw, under...
Gilberto Mendes
Brasil (1922 - 2016)
Corporate Member
Gilberto Mendes started his musical education in the Conservatorio de Santos (Santos Conservatory, Brazil), his native city, where he studied piano and harmony. He was practically autodidact in composition,...
Manuel de Elías
México (1939)
Corporate Member - President
(b. June 5, 1939, Mexico City). Mexican composer of mostly stage, orchestral, chamber, choral, vocal, and piano works that have been successfully performed throughout the Americas and in Europe; he is...
Jorge Sarmientos
Guatemala (1931 - 2012)
Corporate Member
Jorge Sarmientos studied in the National Conservatory of his country, where he obtained a diploma of Maestro Specialized in piano, composition and Orchestral Conducting. He won several awards in composition...
León Biriotti
Uruguay (1929)
Corporate Member
Composer, oboist and conductor, who completed violin studies with Maiques and Fabbri, oboe with Jean Louis Le Roux, conducting with Jean Martinon and composition with Enrique Casal Chapi in Montevideo;...
Juan Orrego-Salas
Chile (1919)
Honorary Member
Architect. Juan Orrego-Salas was formed as a musician at the Universidad de Chile (University of Chile), where he studied under the guidance of Pedro Humberto Allende and Domingo Santa Cruz. Later, he...
Andrés Posada
Colombia (1954)
Corporate Member
Andrés Posada was born in Medellin, Colombia. He studied piano and theory at the Universidad de Antioquia and at the Escuela Superior de Música. He received his Bachelor and Master degrees...
Javier Alvarez
México (1956)
Corporate Member
Realizó sus primeros estudios musicales en clarinete y composición en el Conservatorio Nacional de Música en donde estudió con Mario Lavista y Francisco Garduño. En 1981 obtuvo su maestría en Teoría y...
Eddie Mora
Costa Rica (1965)
Corporate Member
Sus estudios musicales los realizó en el Conservatorio Castella, la Escuela de Artes Musicales de la Universidad de Costa Rica y en el Conservatorio Chaikovski de Moscú. Como compositor ha sido reconocido...
Alejandro Cardona
Costa Rica (1959)
Corporate Member
Costa Rican composer and guitarrist, Alejandro Cardona, studied composition with Luis Jorge González, Leon Kirchner, Ivan Tcherepnin and Curt Cacioppo. He graduated from Harvard University and has...
Gloria Carmona
México (1936)
Correspondent Musicologist
Pianist, researcher and lecturer in Spanish Literature, her origins are in Guanajuato City, Mexico. She studied piano with Arnulfo Miramontes in Querétaro, with Gerhart Muench in Guanajuato and...
Fernando Gil Araque
Colombia ()
Correspondent Musicologist
Doctor en Historia de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, sede Medellín, Magíster en Estética y Especialista en Semiótica y Hermenéutica del arte de esa misma universidad, es también Licenciado en Educación...
Celso Garrido-Lecca
Perú (1926)
Corporate Member
Celso Garrido-Lecca was born in Piura, Perú in 1926. Studied composition with professor Rodolfo Holzmann in the National Conservatory of Lima. In 1950, he traveled to Santiago, Chile to master his musical...
Guido López-Gavilán
Cuba (1944)
Corporate Member
Composer and Conductor. Guido López-Gavilán has received awards in the most important composition competitions held in Cuba, such as the National Composition Competition, the Cuban Union of Writers and...
Rafael Aponte-Ledée
Puerto Rico (1938)
Corporate Member
In 1957 Rafael Aponte-Ledée obtained a scholarship from the government of Puerto Rico to continue musical studies in Spain. In October that same year he entered the Conservatorio de Música de Madrid...
Marlos Nobre
Brasil (1939)
Corporate Member
The Brazilian composer Marlos Nobre was born in Recife, Pernambuco, in February 18, 1939. He studied piano and music theory at the Conservatory of Music of Pernambuco (1948-1959), and Composition with...
Víctor Agudelo
Colombia (1979)
Corporate Member
Among the awards he has received is The Houston Symphony Orchestra Young Composer Competition with the piece “El Sombrerón”, 2016. The ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Award,...
Alfredo Del Mónaco
Venezuela (1938 - 2015)
Corporate Member
Alfredo del Monaco was born in Caracas in 1.938. He studied piano and composition with Moisés Moleiro and Primo Casale in Venezuela and later at Columbia University where he received a Doctor of Musical...
Adina Izarra
Venezuela (1959)
Corporate Member
Venezuelan composer born in Caracas. She studied under Alfredo del Mónaco (Caracas) and Vic Hoyland (England). Izarra lives in Caracas where she teaches at Simón Bolívar University,...
Boris Alvarado
Chile (1962)
Corporate Member
Nace en 1962 en la ciudad de Valparaíso-Chile. Inicia sus estudios de música en la P. Universidad Católica de Valparaíso graduándose como Licenciado en Ciencias y Artes Musicales, con la Tesis de Grado...
Fernando García
Chile (1930)
Corporate Member
Fernando García studied composition and musicology with Juan Orrego-Salas, Carlos Botto, Juan Allende-Blin and Gustavo Becerra. He is currently Titular Professor of the Music Department of Universidad...
Germán Cáceres-Buitrago
El Salvador (1954)
Corporate Member
Salvadorean composer and conductor German Cáceres was born San Salvador on July 9, 1954. He began music training in San Salvador where he studied harmony, counterpoint and musical forms with Ion Cubicec...
Cergio Prudencio
Bolivia (1955)
Corporate Member
Cergio Prudencio nació en La Paz, Bolivia, en 1955. Realizó estudios completos de dirección de orquesta y composición en la Universidad Católica Boliviana (1973-78), en los Cursos Latinoamericanos de Música...
Ernesto Alonso
Puerto Rico (1957)
Correspondent Musicologist
Nació el 26 de febrero de 1957 en Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. Comenzó su formación musical a la edad de nueve años en la Escuela Libre de Música de ese pueblo con don Ricardo Seguinot. Estudió Filosofía...
Darwin Aquino
República Dominicana (1979)
Corporate Member
Darwin Aquino is a recognized Dominican conductor and composer seen internationally as one of the top rising Latin American artists, in both opera and symphonic fields. His inspired conducting and versatility...

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