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 followed advanced courses offered by Bernard Flavigny and Angélica Morales, in Mexico City. Subsequently, in Paris, she studied with Marcelle Heuclin y Vlado Perlemuter, attending simultaneously to the Schola Cantorum of the City of Light.

She got the Second Prize at Concours Debussy in Paris (1963) and the Szymanowski Medal of the Government of Poland, for promoting their music.

She has performed in numerous recitals in the capital of the Mexican Republic, in many provincial towns and in Paris, France. She has been soloist with the main orchestras of Mexico and has been in charge of important academic and administrative positions.

Since 1989 she is a full time fellow researcher at the Centro Nacional de Investigación, Documentación e Información Musical “Carlos Chávez” (National Musical Research, Documentation and Information Center “Carlos Chavez”; CENIDIM).

Ms. Carmona has written an extensive number of articles and biographic profiles for different publications – magazines and encyclopedias – besides various volumes about the collection of letters and writings – Complete Works – of Carlos Chávez.