Jorge Villavicencio Grossmann

Jorge Villavicencio Grossmann's music has been performed throughout the United States, Latin America and Europe by ensembles such as the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Peruvian National Symphony, New England Philharmonic, Aspen Sinfonia, Kiev Camerata, Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Da Capo Chamber Players, Pierrot Lunaire Ensemble Wien® and Jack Quartet. His works find inspiration in a wide range of subjects, from medieval music to Latin American modern art. His awards include a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Aaron Copland Award, Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and fellowships from Vitae-Associação de Apoio à Cultura (Brazil) and the Nevada Arts Council. His residencies include the Copland House, MacDowell Colony (Norton Stevens Fellow) and Atlantic Center for the Arts. His orchestral work Pasiphaë has been a recipient of the Jacob Druckman Award from the Aspen Music Festival, first prize in the New England Philharmonic Call for Scores, and an honorable mention in the Lepo Sumera Orchestral Competition, in Estonia. He has also received grants from the American Music Center, St. Botolph Club Foundation, and Meet the Composer. Guest-composer appearances include Festival Internacional de Chihuahua, Mexico; Festival Internacional de Música Clásica Contemporánea in Lima, Peru; Festival of the Arts in Colorado Springs, and Miami-ISCM. His works have been selected to be a part of conferences and festivals in the U.S. as well as in the Festival de Música Contemporánea in Asunción, Paraguay, and Archipel Music Festival, in Switzerland. He has been commissioned by organizations such as the Nevada Music Teachers Association, ALEA III, and the Henderson Symphony Orchestra. In 2008, he was featured as the composer-in-residence for SLAM, Seattle Latin American Music Festival. Having studied violin and composition in his native Lima and subsequently in São Paulo, Brazil, Jorge Villavicencio Grossmann moved to the U.S. in 1998, where he studied composition with Fredrick Kaufman, John Harbison, and, for three years, with the late Lukas Foss. In 2004, he obtained a D.M.A. in composition at Boston University and joined the faculty at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, later becoming co-director of N.E.O.N., Nevada Encounters of New Music. In 2010, he joined the faculty at Ithaca College as assistant professor of composition, where he also directs the Ithaca College Contemporary Ensemble. He is currently director of áltavoz, a Latin American composer consortium.


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