Composer & Educator
Finally, after more than a year of continuous work, I finished "The Dagger," a two-act chamber opera based on Macbeth. The libretto is a condensed version of the original text, with a reduced cast of 9 characters, 4 of which are taken by singers who participate in other roles, thus requiring only 5 singers. The instrumental ensemble is made up of bass clarinet, cello, percussion and piano. There is also a Spanish version, but it is not a faithful translation, since it had to respect the meter and accentuation of the English text in order to fit with the music. The piece has a total duration of approximately 70 minutes.
Teacher of the Year 2023
Today I received wonderful news from the folks at Lessonface: I have been named "Teacher of the Year 2023 for Classical Orchestration." The news took me completely by surprise, and I am extremely grateful to all the people who work at Lessonface for this award. Lessonface connects students with great teachers for live online music, language, and arts lessons. I teach composition and orchestration classes at Lessonface, in addition to other subjects. If you would like to learn more about those lessons, click here or visit the Teaching section under Services.
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ― Plato