In this issue: Special Anniversary Edition!
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John Walker and Marcelo Beltrán

CMP in Ecuador!

Pictured here is John Walker meeting with Ecuadorean composer Marcelo Beltrán in Quito, Ecuador.

A Look Back

After about three months of communications of varying types with bankers, attorneys, and especially, composers, and all the while seemingly inundated with lots of problems to solve and plenty of work to do, on January 6, 2014, Cayambis Music Press opened its “virtual” doors for the very first time. The work continued, as did a pretty steep learning curve: it turns out that there’s a lot that goes into running a business.
However, we look back on this first year of operations with pride and satisfaction.
By and large, our efforts have been met with a great deal of success: we have a roster of fine composers from throughout Latin America that has, in turn, allowed us to develop an ever broader and deeper catalog. We have established solid relation- ships with several individual artists and ensembles here in the U.S. who are helping us develop new audiences and new repertoires. We created our own ensemble, the Cayambis Sinfonietta, and are currently developing new and exciting opportunities for this unique performing group. Most recently, we launched a series of country resource pages with links to over 500 classical music sites in Latin America. In this manner, we are looking to position ourselves as the most authoritative source on Latin American classical music on the web.
It’s been quite a year.

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Our Own YouTube Channel!

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Our Composers in the News

Four of Demian Galindo’s works, Canto de Curación, Chacala, CoraZón and Wixaritari were heard last month during the four-day PRISMAS Festival, sponsored by Germina.Cciones, which was held at several different locales in Santiago, Chile. Demian’s pieces were performed by the groups, Proyecto Caos and Copiuensamble.
René Silva’s composition, Canciones humanas, for baritone, viola and piano, was premiered during the Fifteenth Festival of Contemporary Music that took place earlier this month in the Isidora Zegers Auditorium of the University of Chile, in Santiago. During this same festival Nicolás Kliwadenko’s piano work, abaq, was recently performed for the first in Chile, on January 13, 2015, by Julio Torres.
René also had an article published, “Identitad y compromiso en la música” (Identity and Compromise in Music) in Arte en la Chile, which as an academic journal produced by the University of Chile.
Not exactly in the news, but we know that Jannet Alvarado recently finished the first chapter of her doctoral dissertation on the pasillo in Cuenca. Just two more to go!

Puerto Rican pianist Kimberly Davis recently recorded Armando Luis Ramírez’s Four Rustic Essays.
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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 500 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:
Jannet Alvarado, Motivos de Tango, for mixed quartet; Edson Beltrami, Imagens Cariocas, for saxophone quartet; Demian Galindo, ¿Lluvia? and La Piñata, both for cello and piano; Antonio Gervasoni’s Peruvian Fanfare No. 1, for concert band; and Alvaro Zúñiga’s new piece, Enjambre, for marimba.
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