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Boris Alvarado

New Composer!

Boris Alvarado is an academic, composer and orchestra con- ductor at the Catholic University of Valpara- iso. Alvarado holds several master’s degrees and received his PhD from the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Warsaw, where he studied with Marian Borkowski. He has also studied with A. Guarello, A. Alcalde and K. Penderecki. Alvarado has presented papers at numerous conferences in Europe and in the Americas and has been invited to important contemporary music festivals. He is a member of a number of prestigious associ- ations, including the Latin-American Col- lege of Composers of Art. He has also received the Chevalier Cross of the Order of Merit from the Polish government, the UNESCO Medal and the Fryderyk Chopin Medal. He is considered one of the forty most relevant and influential composers in the history of composition in his country.
Kimberly Davis

New Artist!

Please join us in welcoming pianist Kimberly Davis to our roster of international artists! Kimberly has dedi- cated her career to the performance and promotion of works by Latin American com- posers, particularly those from Puerto Rica. She has given concerts throughout Puerto Rico, Cuba, Ecuador, and the United States. Her most recent album, “La Ondina: Una Colección de Música Puertorriqueña para Piano” features a program of all Puerto Rican composers. She also promotes new music on her YouTube channel “Kimberly Piano” through a series of performances and interviews. Kimberly has served on the faculty of the Con- servatory of Music of Puerto Rico and recently moved to Chicago to further her performance career in the United States. She holds a bachelor’s degree in piano per- formance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, an artist diploma from the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico, and a master’s degree in piano performance from Kent State University.

Our Composers in the News

This month, five of our composers have been in the news.
Luis Ernesto Gómez’s interview of Juan Carlos, “Crear a contracorriente: Entrevista al compositor Juan Carlos,” was published in Venezuela. The online version is available here.
Miguel Santaella’s BUMPS99 for contemporary jazz ensemble was premiered on February 5 in Rotterdam at the Zaal de Codarts Theater. His musique concrète piece Eetude Een was premiered yesterday in that same city.
This Saturday, Linda DiMarino Wetherill will be playing the premiere performance of Federico Núñez’s award-winning work, Intercepcions for flute in G at the St. Francis of Paoli Church in Brooklyn, New York.
Demian Galindo wrote to let us know that he won a state level award for “creators with a trajectory” from PECDA, which is an organization in the Mexican state of Jalisco that stimulates artistic creation and development in that part of the country. The organization specifically cited several of his works, including Chacala.
Boris Alvarado was selected to participate as one of the adjudicators for an international composition competition of sacred music, Musica Sacra Nova, that is being organized in Germany. In addition, he included in his letter to us that Cologne’s famous music ensemble, musicfabrik, will soon be performing his work, Alla.

Jacinto Herrera performing Angel Hernández’s Capricho, for English horn and piano.
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Country Resource Pages

More than just a publisher, Cayambis Music Press is the authoritative source for information related to the tradition and current state of classical music in Latin America. With this in mind, we conducted a thorough investigation to put together this comprehensive list of over 550 music schools, composer pages, online articles, performing groups and other institutes and organizations on the web.

New Titles!

Here are just a few of the new titles we added to our catalog within the past month:
Boris Alvarado, Elli, for unaccompanied clarinet; Angel Hernández, Capricho for English horn and piano, and Divagaciones, for unaccompanied English horn; Luis Pérez Valero, Cumanagoto for concert band, and Sonatina Venezolana, for piano; and by Alvaro Zúñiga, “Y no hallé en que poner los ojos,” for soprano and piano.

On the Road Again

We'll be in Mexico City from March 8 through March 11, where we will be meeting with composers and interviewing others for our “Latin American Voices” series of podcasts. Although our website will be fully functional during this period, we will be unable to fill any orders until we return on the 12th.

And finally...

What’s with Wyoming?

We happened to be going over website data from the past year, looking at how many visits we’ve had to our site and where they’ve come from. It’s amazing, but in just a little more than a year our company has become known throughout the world. We’ve had visitors from nearly all of North America, nearly all of South America, nearly all of Europe, the majority of Asian countries and even a fair number of African ones. But, when we started looking deeper into the numbers, we noticed that out of the large number of visitors that we’ve had from our very own United States of America (just shy of 3000 total visits), we’ve not had one single solitary visitor from Wyoming.
Could somebody please knock on their door, and make sure they’re there?
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