“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ― Plato
“R”, a four-act chamber opera — my very first opera! — with libretto by Richard John Lewis. Taking as its springboard Karel Capek’s 1920 play “RUR”, “R” deals with the folly of the human race in ignoring the consequences of its own actions. It involves a total of 6 singers and 12 musicians, as well as the brief participation of three actors in non-singing roles, but it requires neither a choir nor ballet. It lasts around one hour and fifty minutes.
KOCMOC (Cosmos), for large orchestra and choir, which in 2014 received two awards from the IBLA Grand Prize. Kocmoc is dedicated to the memory of Vladislav Uspensky, a renowned Russian composer, with whom I had the privilege to study between 1997 and 1998. It's based on a former work of the same name, composed under the guidance of professor Uspensky in 1997, making use of the same musical materials, structure and source of inspiration.
My catalog, a database of my works containing more than 50 compositions, some of which have been published by Cayambis Music Press. You can browse my catalog by year, title, type and availability. Some of my scores are available online for free and there are recordings and MIDI samples of my music on YouTube and SoundCloud. In addition, you can always contact me if you need help finding a score… or if you simply wish to say hi!
Finally, my piano concerto, which I composed between 2019-2020 as part of my master's program at the University of Birmingham, will premiere in Lima. The concert will be held on December 10 at 8:00 p.m. at the "Segura" Theater, by the Peruvian pianist Diego Puertas and the National Symphony Orchestra. The work is inspired by four poems by Chilean author Pablo Neruda and is dedicated to the memory of Kael Zollner.
I've always liked the idea of sharing my knowledge with others. In fact, this was one of my main motivations for getting involved in higher education. Compositium is a project that I started this year, 2021, with the renewal of my YouTube channel, transforming it into a source of educational videos related to composition, orchestration and other musical topics that are of interest to me.