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, where she is at the moment 'Profesor Titular'.

Her works include solo, chamber, and orchestral music, as well as the theatre, a few of them have represented Venezuela at the ISCM (International Society of Contemporary Music) world Music Days: 'Pitangus Sulphuratus' in Oslo, Norway 1.990, 'VOJM' for voice and electronics in 1997 in Seoul, Corea, 'Retratos de Macondo' in Rumania 1999 and 'Estudio sobre la cadencia Landini' for solo piano in Ljubljana, 2003.

Marisela González, Luis Julio Toro, Rubén Riera and Elena Riú are some of the Venezuelan performers who have included her works in their performances and cds. Other European and American performers and Festivals have also included Izarra’s works in their concerts: Manuela Wiesler (under BIS Grammophon), Carnegie Hall (Sonidos de la Américas), Santa Fé Festival, National Flute Association, (NY USA 1.996), Carnegie Mellon Contemporary Music Ensemble, (Pittsburgh, PA USA), Festival de Mujeres Compositoras, (Sao Paulo, Brasil, 1.995), Ensemble from the Institute fur Neue Musik, (Freiburg, Germany) ,The Neos Ensemble, the Festival Cervantino, City of México International New Music Foro, and the Uppsala Chamber Orchestra.

She was member of the executive committee of the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) between 1999 and 2001.

In 2002 she was elected member of Colegio de Compositores Latinoamericanos de Música de Arte.