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, New York, with the piece “Prisma Continental”, 2009. The Smit Composition Award, University of Memphis, 2005. Universidad EAFIT's music department’s composition contests with the works “Credo”, 2000 and “Sangre de Hincha”, 2001.

His compositions have been interpreted by The Norwegian radio Orchestra, Houston Symphony Orchestra (USA), Castilla y León Symphony Orchestra (Spain), La Habana–Cuba Symphony Orchestra, University of Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Bogotá Philharmonic Orchestra, Medellín Philharmonic Orchestra, EAFIT University Symphony Orchestra, Cali Philharmonic Orchestra, Antioquia University Symphonic Band, Arcadia Vocal Ensemble, Prizm Ensemble (USA), Contemporary Chamber Player of the University of Memphis (USA), Maderurgia wind quintet (Costa Rica), Montecino piano trio (Chile), International Trio (USA), Periscopio Contemporary Music Ensemble, percussion ensemble El Toque, among others.

His music has been published by Filarmonika Music Publishing (Texas-USA), Periferia (Barcelona-Spain), Ediciones Musicales Universidad EAFIT (Medellín-Colombia) and has been recorded by Eroica Records (Chile) and Harmonia Mundi.

Agudelo has been part of a jury at the National Contest Otto de Greiff, 2016, Orchestra Festival “Congos de Oro” in Barranquilla, Colombia, 2014, The National Prizes for culture at the University of Antioquia for composition modality of orchestral music or symphonic band, 2012, and The Scholarships for Artistic Creation – Mayor’s office of Medellín, Colombia, 2011.

In 2003 he finished his undergraduate musical studies with an emphasis in composition with professors Andrés Posada, Sergio Mesa and Moisès Bertran at EAFIT University.

In 2008, Agudelo received his Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in composition, theory and orchestral conducting at The University of Memphis with Professors Kamran Ince, John Baur and Pu-Qi Jiang respectively.

Currently, Agudelo is a full time professor of composition and coordinator of theoretical subjects at Universidad EAFIT in Medellín, Colombia. He is also the music director of The Periscope Contemporary Music Ensemble and belongs to the musical studies research group at the same institution.