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BIOGRAPHY

Alejandro Guarello F.


Born in Viña del Mar (CHILE) the 21th August 1951, began his musical studies in 1971 at the Universidad Católica de Valparaíso. In 1975 he becames to be a pupil of Cirilo Vila, first privately and then in the Composition Class at the Facultad de Artes de la Universidad de Chile.

 
His creative work began in 1977 being made of differents instrumentals and vocals pieces, chamber and symphonic music, alot of these have been performed in Chile, Europe and the United States. Moreover, someones have received differents awards and prizes in Composition's Competitions realized in Chile and Italy. In 1998 publish his first CD with chamber works  composed during 1979 and 1996.
   
1977 Second Prize  at  Composition  Competition with  the  piece  " TRITONADAS". Organized by Amigos del Arte.
1978 First Prize  at  Composition  Competition, Festival de Música Contemporánea with the piece " SIMULACROS ". Organized by Agrupación Beethoven y Goethe Institut.
1979 Award XII Festivales de Música Chilena of Universidad de Chile with the piece "VARIACIONES ".
  Third Prize Latinoamerican String Quartet Composition Competition with the work " CUATRO PIEZAS ". Organized by Agrupación Beethoven y Goethe Institut.
1981 Second Prize, with the work " TRANSCURSOS ". Composition  Competition of Universidad Católica de Chile.
1984 Award Accademia Musicale Chigiana di Siena, Italy with the piece " VETRO ".
1999 Charles Ives Award with the piece "ViKaCh I". Organized by Instituto Chileno-Norteamericano
2004 Award Chilean Music Council. CIM. UNESCO. Medal Creación
  Award Orquesta Moderna de Chile. Best Composer VI Concert Season 2004. Work: " DROMO "
   

During 1984 and 1985, he was awarded with two scholarschips of Italian Goverment and makes compositions studies by Franco Donatoni (Rome and Siena) and by Giacomo Manzoni (Milano).

Alejandro Guarello had developed a great activity as director of contemporary music. In 1986, he organized and directed the contemporary music composition and performance Workshop at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Since 1982 he became jury in most importants composition's competitions organized in Chile.

Alejandro Guarello had developed a great activity as director of contemporary music. In 1986, he organized and directed the contemporary music composition and performance Workshop at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Since 1982 he became jury in most impostants composition's competitions organized in Chile.

Actually, he is composition teacher of differents courses and person in charge of the Project: "Musica Abierta, un Espacio para la Música Contemporánea" in the Music Institute of tha Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Moreover, he is Director of Resonancias, publication of the same institute and Person in Charge of the Contemporary Chilean Music Festivals organized yearly by Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

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