CMP Composers in the News
Oviedo, Ramírez and Yela Celebrate Success
Selected out of a total of 51 compositions submitted from twelve countries, Ecuadorean composer Jorge Oviedo's work, Huayra, for orchestra and children's choir, won second place in the Interamerican Composition Competition for Youth Orchestra. Applicants were required to compose a work with a duration of between nine and fifteen minutes at a difficulty level of "very easy" or "easy." Oviedo won a cash prize in the amount of $5000.
A recording of Gabriel Yela's work, Flauta espiritual (The Spiritual Flute), for flute and narrator, was recently released on compact disk in Guatemala. Entitled, Flautista y túnel (The Flutist and the Tunnel), the disk was recorded by Guatemalan flutist Gabriela Corleto, pianist Jr. Medina and actor Víctor Martínez. In addition to Yela's composition—the printed edition of which is soon to be released by Cayambis Music Press—the disk also features works by nine other Guatemalan composers.
Meanwhile, in Puerto Rico, a recording of Armando Luis Ramírez's Piccolo Quintet (currently being readied for publication by Cayambis Music Press) was recently released on compact disk. Under the title, Flauta Boricua, the disk features Puerto Rican flutist Ana María Hernández.